Degree Type:Associate of Applied Science Degree
Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete:
- CTE (Career & technical education programs for job training)
The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing 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. Graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Examination required for licensure as a registered nurse (RN).
Jobs this program prepares you for:
- Colleges & Universities
- Correctional Facilities
- Employment Services
- Home Health Care
- K-12 School Nurses
- Medical & Surgical Hospitals
- Nursing Care Facilities
- Offices of Physicians
Additional Program Information:
Admission decisions for the 2014 Nursing program will not be available online. Letters to applicants will be mailed on April 15. Please do not call the Health and Life Sciences division for your status as this will only delay the process of sending out the letters.
The application to the Nursing program for fall 2014 has closed. The application for fall 2015 will reopen on October 1, 2014.
The deadline for applying to the LPN Transition program for spring 2015 is October 1, 2014.
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. 15 if they are applying for the 2014 nursing program. There is a sign-up book in the testing center for you to reserve your spot to take the test until Feb. 15. If you have questions, please call 434.961.5320. PLEASE NOTE THAT THE COST FOR TAKING THE TEAS TEST HAS INCREASED FROM $35 TO $40.
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 $40 for the test.
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.