Associate Degree in Nursing (Associate's) - Birmingham, Alabama
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Start now on a career path that fulfills your desire to make a difference every day in the lives of others. Earn an Associate Degree in Nursing from Virginia College in Birmingham.
The Associate Degree in Nursing from Virginia College in Birmingham is a 28-month program that provides students with the education to develop the knowledge, skills and abilities to perform effectively as a registered nurse and provide compassionate patient care.
Our instructors have real-world experience in nursing in a variety of specialties, providing a broad perspective on the profession and the many potential pathways of nursing you can follow. Our small class sizes and personalized instruction are designed to help you succeed in nursing school at Virginia College.
Relevant, Applied Learning
You’ll have the opportunity to develop your abilities as a future nursing professional by learning key concepts and theories in the classroom, developing a clinical foundation and applying newly acquired knowledge in a laboratory setting. Throughout your nursing program at Virginia College in Birmingham, we provide hands-on practice opportunities with nursing technology and procedures in fully equipped learning laboratories that replicate a typical clinic setting. Students have the chance to enjoy applied learning in a comfortable, supervised environment.
In addition to foundational courses in science, math and general education, the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Virginia College in Birmingham provides instruction in fundamental nursing processes, such as assessment, diagnosis, planning, implementation and evaluation of patients across the lifespan. Students are also exposed to a variety of specialty areas of nursing, such as medical, surgical, obstetric, pediatric, psychiatric/mental health and community health through both coursework and their clinical rotations.
Join the Growing Birmingham Medical Community
Upon successful completion all academic requirements of the nursing degree at Virginia College in Birmingham, qualified graduates may be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensing Examination (NCLEX-RN). The graduate has to apply for licensure and be made eligible by a board of nursing in order to take NCLEX; licensure is a requirement to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Alabama.
Birmingham's robust medical community offers a wide variety of potential employment opportunities in nursing. Virginia College provides supports for your efforts to find a position after graduation by providing career planning and job placement assistance.
Learn more about how you can have a rewarding career as a nurse that enables you to fulfill your passion for helping people, serving a vital role in the community and making a daily impact in the lives of others.
Complete the Request More Information form today and take the first step toward your future career in nursing.
The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Virginia College in Birmingham has provisional approval from the Alabama Board of Nursing.
*Program details subject to change. See the official campus catalog and appropriate addenda for the latest information.