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Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing

Associate of Applied Science
Virginia Western Community College

The Nursing Program prepares graduates to sit for the exam to attain licensure as a Registered Nurse.


Program Credit Requirements
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Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Web Page
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Delivery Mode
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Delivery Mode
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Delivery Mode
Hybrid
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? Did you know the average registered nurse in the Roanoke Valley makes $29.16 per hour? The AAS Nursing Program at Virginia Western Community College is a pre-licensure RN program that prepares you to work in a variety of settings including hospitals, clinics, schools, homecare, and doctor's offices. With a career in nursing, you can make a difference! Begin your journey today and earn a living while serving your community.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

There are many program specific requirements for admission to the Nursing Program at Virginia Western Community College. Students interested in applying to this program should consult their academic advisor for specific guidance on courses to take for this program.

  • 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 Western Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses? This is a restricted admissions program. Applicants must meet the requirements for admission to credit-level coursework established by the college. Please see the program-specific admission requirements at https://www.virginiawestern.edu/academics/health-professions/nursing. Students are conditionally accepted into the program until all clinical placement requirements are met.
Do More With Your Degree Faculty believe lifelong learning is required of all nurses who have stewardship in the care of our community. Students are encouraged to acquire a firm educational foundation for practice that continues throughout their careers from novice to expert nurses.
Program Successes & Highlights https://www.virginiawestern.edu/ie/research/student-goals/
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 To discuss how your previous degree can be incorporated into your new long term goals, please meet with an advisor.

Completion of Associate Degree Concurrent with High School
Credit for Prior Learning Yes
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 Western Community College
College Level Information
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Transfer Center
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Transfer Admission Application
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Transfer Student Aid
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Number of Transfer Students
519
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? Virginia Western Community College's service region includes the cities of Roanoke and Salem, along with Roanoke County, Craig County, Franklin County, and southern Botetourt County. Virginia Western was the first college established in the VCCS, in 1966, and has grown from an initial enrollment of 1,352 to its current annual enrollment of more than 9,000 students in credit courses and more than 1,400 enrollments in fast-track career training and continuing education courses.
Transfer Student Catalog Year A student's catalog year is determined by their first semester of attendance in the major.
Applying for Guaranteed Admissions https://www.virginiawestern.edu/transfer/transfer-agreements/
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
Northern Virginia Community CollegeNursing, A.A.S.AssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Virginia Highlands Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in Lpn To Rn BridgeAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
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
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Brightpoint Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing - Hybrid Distance EducAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Laurel Ridge 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
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
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
James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science in Nursing, Major in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-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
Danville Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-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
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
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
Piedmont Virginia Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Mountain Empire Community CollegeAssociate in 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
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