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Nursing Application Dates

  • Apply March 1 to March 15 - Program starts in August
  • Apply September 1 to September 15 - Program starts in January

The two-year Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing at NOVA prepares students for a successful career in nursing. The curriculum is designed to prepare selected students for eligibility to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and a future career as a registered nurse (RN) providing and coordinating care for patients in a variety of healthcare settings.

Refer to the Nursing Application Checklist for the most current application requirements and competitive admission information for the Nursing program.

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 Note: The background check does not have to be ordered at time of application. A background check will be required after official acceptance before the program starts.

The Nursing Program at NOVA

  • Full-Time 5 semester program: first semester students take the pre-requisite course work to prepare for applying to the program.
  • Lecture and Labs are held at the Medical Education Campus in Springfield, VA.
  • Dedicated Nursing lab.
  • State of the art Simulation lab.
  • The NOVA Nursing Curriculum is fully approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing (VBON), located at Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463.
  • The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at NOVA is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326.
  • Graduates are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®)
  • View NCLEX-RN pass rates for the last five years.

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The Nursing Division is located at the Medical Education campus. It is led by an academic dean with an associate dean.

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