LPN to RN Transition, Associate of Applied Science
If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse, our program helps you transition to become a Registered Nurse. 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.
This program is designed to be completed in just 12 months! Get a great education plus training to pass the registered nurse licensing exam, and compete for top nursing jobs.
A QUALITY EDUCATION
This program is designed to recognize the common abilities of nurses and to bridge the difference between the LPN and RN knowledge base and to allow these students to finish the Associate of Applied Science program within a 12 month period of 1 summer session and 2 semesters.
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 become a registered nurse.
If 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.
Our nursing associate 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.
In addition to the college application, a separate LPN to RN program application with supporting documentation is required./span>
NURSING PROGRAM VIDEO
A HIGH STANDARD
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: http://www.acenursing.org/. 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 program and passing the National Council Licensure Examination. Registered nurses can find excellent jobs with strong pay in many settings, including:
Schools and child care centers
Public health agencies
In-home health care services
Southwest Virginia Community College has options to help you pay for a degree or certificate. A high percentage of students receive assistance through financial aid.
Learn about paying for college and current tuition-free programs here.