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Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing

Associate of Applied Science
Southwest Virginia Community College

The two year Associate of Applied Science degree curriculum in Nursing is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the health team, rendering direct patient care as beginning practitioners of nursing in a variety of health service facilities. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination leading to licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

Outcomes

Upon graduation students will be able to: •Provide client- centered care promoting therapeutic relationships, caring behaviors, and self-determination across the lifespan for diverse populations. •Practice safe nursing care that minimizes risk of harm across systems and client populations. •Demonstrate nursing judgment through the use of clinical reasoning, the nursing process, and evidence-based practice in the provision of safe, quality care. •Practice professional behaviors that encompass the legal/ethical framework while incorporating self-reflection, leadership and a commitment to recognize the value of life-long learning. •Manage client care through quality improvement processes, information technology, and fiscal responsibility to meet client needs and support organizational outcomes. •Demonstrate principles of collaborative practice within the nursing and interdisciplinary teams fostering mutual respect and shared decision-making to achieve stated outcomes of care.


Program Credit Requirements
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Program Overview & Guidance
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Program Web Page
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Delivery Mode
In-Person
Delivery Mode
Online
Delivery Mode
Hybrid
Credential That Prepares You For This Program
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Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This Degree Right For Me? Science and Math intensive; The nursing program prepares qualified students to provide safe, competent, entry-level nursing care in 21st century healthcare environments. Students are prepared to meet the ever-increasing complexity of the healthcare needs of the citizens of Virginia.
What Should I Consider When Selecting Courses

Admission Requirements High School graduate or General Equivalency Diploma (GED) completion ?Completion of the nursing entrance test (Test of Essential Academic Skills, TEAS) with a National Percentile Rank of 45th percentile or above prior to application. TEAS results will be accepted if it was completed within the last 5 years. ?A 2.5 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for ENG 111, BIO 141, PSY 230, ITE 119, and SDV 100 is required. Program Progression, Reapplication/Readmission Requirements: All courses in the curriculum, both general education and nursing, must be completed in sequence prior to progressing to the next semester. Students must earn a minimum grade of "C" (80) in all nursing courses, a minimum grade of "C" in all non-nursing courses and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 to remain eligible for continued enrollment in the nursing program. In addition, during the NSG 106 or NSG 115 course, a Comprehensive Drug Calculation Exam (CDCE) will be administered to verify skills. Students must achieve at least 90 percent of maximum score on the CDCE with no more than three attempts in order to achieve a passing grade in the course. Any student who earns a final grade lower than a "C" in a required course (either general education or nursing courses) must repeat the course and earn a final grade of "C" or better before taking the next course in the sequence. Clinical performance in a course is graded as Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory. A student who does not meet the clinical learning outcomes will fail the course.

  • 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 Southwest Virginia Community College within your first year via College Connect
Are there other program requirements beyond specific courses? PSY 231 and 232 (combined) can substitute for PSY 230; ITE 115 is not accepted
Do More With Your Degree The students opportunity for furthering their education is available and encouraged. BSN and MSN programs are abundantly offered nationwide.
Program Successes & Highlights 100% job placement rate; 2-year degree with competetive entry-level salary; Gain direct, hands-on nursing experience in clinical settings
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 Only general education courses can be completed as dual enrollment in HS (ENG 111, 112, BIO 141, 142)
Credit for Prior Learning
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: Southwest Virginia 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
268
Percent of Transfer Students
100%, AV GPA 3.136
Transfer Guidance Element What You Need to Know
Is This College Right For Me? Annual HC 3027, Transfer in per semester 97, Av Class size 14.9, Limited Foundation Owned Housing
Transfer Student Catalog Year Summer, Fall , Spring is a catalog year
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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
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James Madison UniversityBachelor of Science in Nursing, Major in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
J Sargeant Reynolds Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science 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
Virginia Western Community CollegeAssociate of Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
Danville 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
Radford UniversityBSN in NursingBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
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Old Dominion UniversityNursing-BSNBachelorBS in Nursing4-Year
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Eastern Mennonite UniversityBachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSNBachelorBachelor of Science in Nursing4-Year
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Mountain Gateway Community CollegeAssociate in Applied Science Degree in NursingAssociateAssociate of Applied Science2-Year
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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
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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 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
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
29-1141.01Acute 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