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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).

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Program Requirements

Minimum Total Credit Hours to Complete: 


Required Courses: 

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

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Additional Program Information: 

Program Outcomes Data


After applying to PVCC, students must also 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 2018 is now closed. The 2018-2019 Program of Study will be posted here and made available prior  to the Fall 2018 semester start. 
  • The LPN to RN Transition program will not be offered Spring 2019.

Information Sessions

Information sessions are closed for the current admission cycle. New sessions will be announced in Fall 2018. 

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

Required Skills & Employment Outlook

Jobs this program prepares you for: 

Registered Nurse (RN)