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Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing

Associate of Applied Science
Virginia Highlands Community College

This program prepares students for entry level nursing care. Students completing the program can sit for the registered nursing exam.


Program Credit Requirements
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The table below provides the requirements to complete this program. If you have an account and have created a Portfolio, the table includes the "Applied Credits" column. This column shows how the credits you earned based on the experiences you entered may be applied to satisfy these requirements.

Please note that some courses may count towards more than one requirement such as meeting a general education requirement and a major specific requirement. The course will be listed under the first matching requirement. Please contact the institution with questions.

The program map provided below is an estimate based on courses identified as a result of reviewing your portfolio and the requirements for the selected program.

A formal determination of credits awarded for your prior learning and their applicability to the degree requirements can only be made by the institution. The formal determination and resulting map may reflect higher or lower number of credits to be completed to achieve this program.
Requirements
Required Credits
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing
67
Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing
67
Nursing
67
Composition I & II Requirement
6
Composition Requirement
6
Earn 6 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
**Nursing Requirements
39
NSG Courses required for RN
39
Earn 39 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Science Require
12
Science Requirement
12
Earn 12 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Human Development Requirement
3
Human Development Requirement
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course:
ITE Requirement
3
ITE Requirement
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Orientation to College Studies
1
Orientation to College Studies
1
Earn 1 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Humanities Requirement
3
Humanities Requirement
3
Earn 3 credits by completing courses from the following Course list:
Residency
67
Transfer credits will be evaluated, and as applicable, up to 50 credits may be applied to this program.
Plan GPA for 156
67
This requires a minimum GPA of 2
Program Overview & Guidance
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Delivery Mode
In-Person
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Delivery Mode
Online
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Delivery Mode
Hybrid
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Program Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? This program prepares students for entry level nursing care. Students completing the program can sit for the registered nursing exam.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

  • Create a schedule for all required courses, pay attention to prerequisites and when courses are offered, complete your first math and English courses in your first year
  • Connect with an advisor at your community college and Virginia Highlands Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses?
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Program Successes & Highlights
What If I Have An Associate Degree Or Credit For Prior Learning?
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Associate Transfer Degree Completion

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning Students planning to transfer are encouraged to check with the transfer institution to confirm acceptance of A.P. credits.
Did You Know That...
  • Completing your Associate transfer degree post-high school satisfies all lower division general education requirements and increases the chance of completing your bachelor's degree?
  • Exceeding 3 years or 90 credits at your community college means you may have exhausted your financial aid at that college and have limited your future financial aid at: Virginia Highlands Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
External Link
Transfer Admission Application
External Link
College Fit Guidance What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me?
Transfer Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
First Year Student Catalog Year Catalog year determined by first semester of attendance
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions The GAA application process varies by transfer institution. Please visit the Campus Connection Center in ISC 133 for specific application processes.
Where Can This Degree Transfer
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This section displays degrees most closely related to this program and to which you may be able to transfer. Please click the degree name to visit that program page.
Institution Title Degree Award Name Award Level
Rappahannock Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Rappahannock Community CollegeAssociate of Arts and Sciences in Pre-BSNAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing: Advanced Placement Option for Licensed Practical NursesAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing - Hybrid Distance EducationAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Tidewater Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science - NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Wytheville Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
New River Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Paul D. Camp Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in Nursing AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Northern Virginia Community CollegeNursing, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Southside Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science with a major in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeNursing Associate of Applied Science DegreeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Germanna Community CollegeLPN To RN - Nursing Associate of Applied Science DegreeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Blue Ridge Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in Nursing - Online (RN to BSN) Completion TrackBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Norfolk State UniversityBachelor of Science in Nursing - Traditional (Pre-licensure) Baccalaureate Completion TrackBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
George Mason UniversityNursing, BSNBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
Danville Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Longwood University Nursing BSNBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
Longwood University Nursing: RN to BSN Degree Completion BSNBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
Radford UniversityBSN in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
Old Dominion UniversityNursing-BSNBachelorBS in Nursing4-Year
Patrick & Henry Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Physical TherapyAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Southwest Virginia Community College Associate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityBachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSNBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
Eastern Mennonite UniversityBachelor of Science in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
Virginia Peninsula Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Mountain Gateway Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Shenandoah UniversityBachelor of Science NursingBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Shenandoah UniversityBSN Option for RN to MSNBachelorBSN Option for RN to MSN4-Year
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science in Nursing, Major in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
Patrick & Henry Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
University of Mary WashingtonBachelor of Science in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Wesleyan UniversityBachelor of Science in NursingBachelorBachelor of Nursing4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
The University of Virginia's College at WiseBachelor of Science in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Virginia Commonwealth UniversityNursing, Bachelor of ScienceBachelorBachelor of Science4-Year
Bluefield UniversityBachelor of Science in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
Piedmont Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Mountain Empire Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Marymount University Nursing (BSN)BachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
Germanna Community CollegeGeneral Studies - Specialization Pre-BSN Associate of Arts & Sciences DegreeAssociateAssociate of Arts and Sciences2-Year
Careers Where This Degree Applies
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O*Net Code Name Description Parent
29-2061.00Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational NursesCare for ill, injured, or convalescing patients or persons with disabilities in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, private homes, group homes, and similar institutions. May work under the supervision of a registered nurse. Licensing required.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
31-1131.00Nursing AssistantsProvide or assist with basic care or support under the direction of onsite licensed nursing staff. Perform duties such as monitoring of health status, feeding, bathing, dressing, grooming, toileting, or ambulation of patients in a health or nursing facility. May include medication administration and other health-related tasks. Includes nursing care attendants, nursing aides, and nursing attendants.Healthcare Support Occupations
29-1141.01Acute Care NursesProvide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
29-1141.02Advanced Practice Psychiatric NursesAssess, diagnose, and treat individuals and families with mental health or substance use disorders or the potential for such disorders. Apply therapeutic activities, including the prescription of medication, per state regulations, and the administration of psychotherapy.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
29-1141.04Clinical Nurse SpecialistsDirect nursing staff in the provision of patient care in a clinical practice setting, such as a hospital, hospice, clinic, or home. Ensure adherence to established clinical policies, protocols, regulations, and standards.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
29-1141.03Critical Care NursesProvide specialized nursing care for patients in critical or coronary care units.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations
25-1072.00Nursing Instructors and Teachers, PostsecondaryDemonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.Educational Instruction and Library Occupations
29-1141.00Registered NursesAssess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.Healthcare Practitioners and Technical Occupations