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Degree Type: 

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


  • CTE
    CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing at Piedmont Virginia Community College prepares graduates to be contributing members of the health-care team, providing direct patient care as beginning practitioners of professional nursing in structured-care settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, doctors' offices, clinics and schools. Graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Examination required for licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

  • Registered Nurse (RN)

Required Courses: 

Linked classes are classes that are currently available in the class search.
SDV 101 First Year Success / 1 Credit Hours
ITE 119 Information Literacy / 3 Credit Hours
NUR 108 Nursing I / 6 Credit Hours
NUR 226 Health Assessment / 2 Credit Hours
NUR 112 Nursing II / 7 Credit Hours
NUR 201 Psychiatric Nursing /  Credit Hours
NUR 246 Parent/Child Nursing / 4 Credit Hours
NUR 254 Nursing Dimensions / 1 Credit Hours
Humanities Elective

Additional Program Information: 

RN NCLEX Statistics

After applying to PVCC, students must also apply to the Nursing Program or LPN Transition Program. Completion of general education courses is one criteria used to make admissions decisions.

The application for the LPN Transition program for spring 2015 has now closed and will reopen for spring 2016 on July 1, 2015.

The application for the Nursing Program for fall 2015 has now closed and will reopen for fall 2016 on November 2, 2015.

Nursing Admission Requirements & Program Information
 LPN Transition Admission Requirements and Program Information

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Test Dates

This test is an admissions requirement for students who do not already have an associate degree or higher. Students may sign up to take the TEAS test until Feb. 14 (4pm) if they are applying for the 2015 nursing program. There is a sign-up book in the testing center for you to reserve your spot to take the test until Feb. 14. If you have questions, please call 434.961.5320. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COST FOR TAKING THE TEAS TEST IS NOW $45.

The Testing Center will work with students on an individual basis if they are unable to attend one of the announced dates. You must pay online with a credit card and the fee is $45 for the test.

Graduation Requirement

Students entering the Nursing degree program are required to take one Writing Intensive Course in order to graduate. The Writing Intensive Course for this program is NUR 201, which has a prerequisite of ENG 112.  Students who are awarded transfer academic credit for this course at another institution may fulfill the Writing Intensive Course (WIC) requirement for this degree program by completing another Writing Intensive Course (WIC).


  • List of courses that fulfill the requirement for the Humanities Elective can be found in the Nursing Degree Requirements.
  • Completion of general education courses is one criteria used to make admissions decisions.

Printable  Nursing Degree Requirements.