About The Program

The program is designed to prepare students to participate as contributing members of the healthcare team, rendering direct care to patients in a variety of healthcare facilities and agencies. Upon satisfactory completion of the program, students will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) leading to state licensure as a registered nurse (RN) and are qualified to assume registered nurse positions in hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, physicians’ offices, HMOs, and other community-based settings.

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Program Details

The AAS in Nursing is a five semester program: first semester students complete pre-requisite course work to prepare for application to the Nursing program. Subsequent course of study includes four semesters of nursing coursework (Levels 1-4). The NOVA Nursing program, along with other nursing programs in the Virginia Community College System, moved to a common Concept Based Curriculum (CBC). The CBC was designed by nurse educators across the state and is intended to move away from a content-laden curriculum to a curriculum in which knowledge transfer will occur across multiple contexts. The conceptual model of learning incorporates an active learning culture and focuses on deep learning of nursing’s most central concepts. The CBC is fully approved by the by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

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Gary Sargent