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2016-2017 College Catalog 
2016-2017 College Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (156), Historic Triangle Campus (Spring Admission), Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Purpose: The Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) program in Nursing is designed to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills required for entry-level registered nurses. Students who successfully complete program requirements and attain licensure as registered nurses are prepared to enter the workforce as members of the healthcare team in physician’s offices, clinics, hospitals, long term care facilities, and mental health facilities. While designed to prepare graduates for immediate entry into the workforce, the program is articulated with select four-year institutions to benefit those seeking baccalaureate-level study in the field.

Admission Requirements: The Nursing program requires an application process beyond admission to the College. See the Health Professions program admissions section of this catalog for admissions requirements and process.

Financial Requirements: In addition to college tuition, fees, and course textbooks, the Nursing program has additional costs for which students will be responsible. Costs may include but are not limited to criminal background check, medical examination, immunization/titers, CPR certification, uniforms, instruments and supplies, transportation to and from clinical sites, testing resources, and certification and licensure fees. Contact the Health Professions division office for additional information.

Accreditation: The program is fully approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing. The program is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (

For additional information about this program, contact the Health Professions Division office at 757-258-6531 or email

♦ Course requires pre/co-requisites.

To Complete Before Applying to the Nursing Program

The following courses are included in the total number of credits required for the AAS in Nursing degree.

Semester Total Credits 11

Semester Total Credits 15

Semester Total Credits 13

Semester Total Credits 15

Semester Total Credits 15

Total Minimum Credits 69

1BIO courses used to satisfy degree requirements must be taken within ten years from date of application to the nursing program.
2Nursing program promotion policy requires that students complete BIO 101 , BIO 141  (BIO 101 ), BIO 142  (BIO 141 ), BIO 150  (BIO 102  or BIO 142 , or BIO 145 ) and ENG 111  with a grade of “C” or higher.

*NOTE: For courses listed in footnotes, prerequisites are included in parentheses.

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