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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 101 First Year Success
ITE 119 Information Literacy  - 3 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
NUR 100 Introduction to Nursing and Health  - 1 Credit Hours
NUR 108 Nursing I  - 6 Credit Hours
NUR 226 Health Assessment  - 2 Credit Hours
NUR 112 Nursing II  - 7 Credit Hours
NUR 230 Pharmacology For Nurses  - 3 Credit Hours
NUR 201 Psychiatric Nursing  -  Credit Hours
NUR 202 Medical Surgical Nursing  - 4 Credit Hours
NUR 245 Maternal/Newborn Nursing  - 4 Credit Hours
NUR 246 Parent/Child Nursing  - 4 Credit Hours
NUR 254 Nursing Dimensions  - 1 Credit Hours
Humanities Elective

Course Sequence: 

  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)
  • 3 Credit(s)

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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 2018 is now closed.
  • The application for the LPN to RN Transition program for spring 2018 enrollment is now closed and will re-open on July 1, 2018 for spring 2019 enrollment.

PDF icon Nursing Admission Requirements and Program Information 2018


LPN to RN Transition Admission Requirements and Program Information Booklet 2018


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)