OOS Initial Application Program Description
The Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Nursing program is considered a terminal degree by the institution, which means that credits earned in this program are not applicable to other degrees. The A.A.S. in nursing is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. The program is designed to prepare students for national licensure to practice professional nursing in acute, chronic, ambulatory and home health care settings. Upon completion of the program, students are able to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurses. The program requires 70 credit hours.