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In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the Dean of Nursing has extended the Fall 2020 application deadline to April 20, 2020. Visit the NOVA COVID-19 website for more information on NOVA's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

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.

Nursing Application Period:

January 20 to April 20 – Class begins in August

July 20 to September 20 – Class begins in January

 Note: The background check will not have to be ordered at time of application for the next application cycle. If accepted into Nursing, a background check will be required before entry to the program.

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.

Contact & Office Information

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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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