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Get first-rate preparation for the RN licensing exam in our accredited nursing program.

The need for registered nurses continues to grow. With a nursing associate’s degree from Southwest Virginia Community College, you can get full preparation to enter the nursing profession.

Whether you’re new to nursing, or you’re a licensed practical nurse (LPN) seeking to achieve RN status, our accredited nursing program provides you with superior classroom instruction, hands-on training, and supportive mentoring.

You’ll get best available training to pass the registered nurse licensing exam, compete for top nursing jobs, and establish a strong foundation for your nursing career.

Our nursing associate’s degree program allows you to:

  • Learn from seasoned nursing faculty who have many years of professional experience.
  • Build supportive relationships with fellow students and mentors who can guide you through the nursing program’s challenges.
  • Gain direct, hands-on nursing experience in clinical settings.
  • Work with the most current nursing technology, including computer applications and medical devices.

Qualify for the Best Nursing Jobs With an Accredited Nursing Degree

A nursing associate’s degree from Southwest Virginia Community College meets the highest academic and professional standards. Our nursing program holds approval from both Virginia State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, 3343 Peach Tree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326, telephone: (404) 957-5000, website:  ACEN is officially recognized as the national accrediting agency for nursing education by the Council on Post Secondary Accreditation (COPA) and by the U. S. Department of Education.

You’ll enjoy a wide range of job opportunities after completing the nursing associate’s degree and passing the National Council Licensure Examination. Registered nurses can find excellent jobs with strong pay in many settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing homes
  • Medical clinics
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Schools and child care centers
  • Public health agencies
  • In-home health care services

Our nursing associate’s degree is offered through the Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program (VATNP), which serves Southwest Virginia Community College, Virginia Highlands Community College, and Mountain Empire Community College.

Contact Program Advisers:
Neyia Beavers,, 276.964.7659;
Diana Cantrell,, 276.964.7539;
Christine Hobbs,, 276.964.7622;
Angel Shelton,, 276.964.7660;
Kim Smith,, 276.964.7303
or contact Southwest Virginia Community College at 276.964.7238 or to learn more about the career opportunities you’ll enjoy with a nursing associate’s degree.

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View the complete list of course requirements for the Registered Nursing Program at SWCC

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