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
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: 

Program Outcomes Data


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

  • The application for the Nursing program for fall 2017 is now closed and will re-open on November 6, 2017.
  • The application for the LPN to RN Transition program for spring 2018 enrollment is now open and will close on October 3, 2017.

Nursing Admission Requirements and Program Information 2018

 LPN to RN Transition Admission Requirements and Program Information Spring 2018

Information Sessions

Information sessions have now ended for the Fall 2017 admissions class. If you have specific questions, please feel free to contact the interim program director, Karen Bloomfield, at

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 PDF icon Nursing Degree Requirements
  • Completion of general education courses is one criteria used to make admissions decisions.

Printable PDF icon Nursing Degree Requirements