Nursing, Associate of Applied Science
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.
A QUALITY EDUCATION
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.
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.