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Spring 2022 Applications for Nursing: Due to the continued closure of the Medical Education Campus Testing Center, TEAS testing will not be required for the Spring 2022 Nursing application cycle. Applicants may submit a Health Sciences and Nursing application for Spring 2022 Nursing without having TEAS scores attached to the application.

Fall 2022 Applications for Nursing: TEAS testing will be required for the Fall 2022 Nursing application cycle. The MEC Testing Center will reopen on August 2, 2021. Sign-ups for TEAS will resume when the MEC Testing Center reopens. Refer to the Take TEAS Test step for more information on TEAS.

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.

Please note that the online information sessions contain program information for the current academic year only.

 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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