This degree is designed to prepare graduates to be contributing members of a health care team providing direct patient care.

Students in nursing lab

Area of Interest

Program Dean

PVCC Academic Division

Credit Hours


Required Courses

  • ENG 111: College Composition I - 3 credits
  • BIO 141: Human Anatomy and Physiology I - 4 credits
  • SDV 100 - Orientation - 1 credits
  • PSY 230: Developmental Psychology - 3 credits
  • SOC 200: Introduction to Sociology - 3 credits
  • BIO 142: Human Anatomy and Physiology II - 4 credits
  • BIO 150: Introduction to Microbiology - 4 credits
  • ENG 112: College Composition II - 3 credits
  • PHI 220: Ethics or PHI 227: Bio Medical Ethics - 3 credits
  • NSG 100: Introduction to Nursing Concepts - 4 credits
  • NSG 106: Competencies for Nursing Practice - 2 credits
  • NSG 130: Professional Nursing Concepts - 1 credits
  • NSG 152: Health Care Participant - 3 credits
  • NSG 170: Health/Illness Concepts - 6 credits
  • NSG 200: Health Promotion and Assessment - 3 credits
  • NSG 210: Health Care Concepts I - 5 credits
  • NSG 211: Health Care Concepts II - 5 credits
  • NSG 230: Advanced Professional Nursing Concepts - 2 credits
  • NSG 252: Complex Health Care Concepts - 4 credits
  • NSG 270: Nursing Capstone - 4 credits

Admissions Requirements

Fall 2020 Cohort Nursing Program Information

In addition to admission to the College, there are specific admission requirements for this program. These requirements may change on an annual basis, and students can find the most up-to-date information in a booklet, which can be found on the program’s web page or in the Admissions and Advising Center, and in the Health and Life Sciences Division office. Please apply by February 15, 2020.

LPNs may apply to the LPN to RN Transition program. Admission requirements and program information may be found on the Nursing program web page or in the Admissions and Advising Center and in the Health and Life Sciences Division office.

Information Sessions (held in K130)

  • Monday, September 16 at 4 PM
  • Tuesday, September 24 at 10 AM
  • Thursday, September 26 at 10 AM
  • Thursday, October 10 at 4 PM
  • Monday, October 21 at 11 AM
  • Tuesday, October 22 at 3 PM
  • Tuesday, October 29 at 3 PM
  • Wednesday, November 6 at 12 PM
  • Thursday, December 5 at 4 PM CANCELLED

Spring dates to come.


Program Information

The two-year associate degree in nursing (ADN) program is designed to prepare 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 of the ADN program will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Examination required for licensure as registered nurses (RN).

Nursing Program Accreditation 

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone 404.975.5000) and the Virginia Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Richmond, Virginia 23233-1463, 804.367.4515.

NCLEX Pass Rates:

PVCC NCLEX Pass Rate 2014- 2018

Occupational Objectives: Employment opportunities for registered nurses include staff positions in hospitals, extended care facilities, physicians’ offices, clinics, and other structured health care designed to prepare graduates to be contributing members of the health care team

Graduation Requirement: Students entering the Nursing degree program are required to take one Writing Intensive Course (WIC) in order to graduate. The writing intensive course for this program is NSG 270 which has a prerequisite of ENG 111 and ENG 112.

Students who are awarded transfer credit for this course from another institution may fulfill the Writing Intensive Course (WIC) requirement for this degree program by completing another Writing Intensive Course (WIC).