Registered Nursing Career
The Nursing Program at the Professional Schools provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to individuals and groups of individuals throughout the lifespan in a variety of settings. Courses required for the Associate of Applied Science in Registered Nursing degree include content related to the physical and social sciences, the role of the nurse as provider and manager of care, as well as a member within the discipline of nursing. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long term care facilities, industry, community agencies and physician’s offices.
As part of its mission, the Nursing Program is dedicated to providing those resources that create opportunities for success. Incorporating the most current educational technologies for instruction is part of the mission of the Professional Schools.
Following graduation from the Nursing Program and verification by the Professional Schools Nursing Program that education requirements have been met, students are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination – Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Graduates who meet board requirements and pass the exam will be conferred the legal title of Registered Nurse (RN) from the Virginia Board of Nursing. Should a graduate be unsuccessful on the NCLEX-RN, he or she will have the opportunity to repeat the exam at varying intervals.
For more information about careers in registered nursing, visit the O*NET database of occupational information at http://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/29-1111.00.
For further information and course offerings, please contact the Director of Marketing and Community Relations at 804.765.6756 or e-mail Tonia Talbott.
Updated June, 2011
We are pleased to announce that our application for Candidacy has been granted for the associate nursing program. We received official notification in April, 2012. Candidacy is the first step toward NLNAC Accreditation. Candidate status does not guarantee that a program will achieve initial accreditation. Read more.