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The need for registered nurses continues to grow. With a nursing associate degree from Southwest Virginia Community College, you can get full preparation to enter the nursing profession. You’ll get a great education plus training to pass the registered nurse licensing exam, compete for top nursing jobs, and establish a strong foundation for your nursing career.

Two female nursing students work in the nursing simulation lab


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.

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 nursing program application with supporting documentation is required.


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A nursing associate’s degree from Southwest Virginia Community College meets the highest academic and professional standards. The associate degree nursing program at Southwest Virginia Community College located in Cedar Bluff, Virginia is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000. The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

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:

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

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