Associate Degree in Nursing - Associate's Degree

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If you have a passion for helping people and are interested in being part of a collaborative healthcare team, a career in nursing could be the right choice for you.

Becoming a Nurse at Virginia College

As a nursing student at Virginia College you'll learn from instructors who have spent a large part of their career working in a wide variety of clinical settings. Virginia College nursing faculty takes a personalized approach to teaching that emphasizes understanding your individual strengths and challenges, and meeting you where you are to ensure you get where you need to go.

The Virginia College nursing program can help you take the next step toward your career goals, even if you don't fit the mold of a traditional student. Our flexible scheduling is ideal for students who are juggling jobs, families and other commitments.

Nurse Salary and Job Growth

The job demand for nursing — along with the compensation — is strong, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Read more.

Relevant and Hands-On Learning for Nursing Careers

The two-year associate's degree in nursing at Virginia College is grounded in evidence-based practice — a disciplined, decision-making methodology focused on ultimate improvement of patient outcomes.

Virginia College's nursing program emphasizes mastery of technical skills through hands-on learning. You'll participate in clinical experiences beginning with the fourth quarter of your 11-quarter program. Additional hands-on learning includes simulations with live subjects in real-life situations.

You'll build nursing skills in preparation for an 11-week externship in a medical setting, where you will get hands-on work experience in a local hospital, county health department, psychiatric health center or public school system. Our Career Services team helps place student externs through relationships with National Externship partners such as Any Lab Test Now, Take Care Health, HealthSouth and others. After graduation, some students are able to secure employment with the organization at which they externed.

Support for Nursing Career Paths

In the nursing program at Virginia College, you'll have a chance to develop the confidence, skills and professionalism to launch your career. You'll also have resume-building and job search support from the Career Services team to help you find the right career opportunity. This team maintains job-placement relationships with local healthcare employers as well as national Corporate Partners.

For information about program accreditation, certifications and specific class requirements at the campus nearest you, please click "Download Curriculum" below.

Find Out More About Associate's Degree in Nursing

Learn more about how you can have a rewarding career as a nurse, enabling you to fulfill your passion for helping people and making a daily impact on the lives of others. Complete the Request More Information form today and take the first step toward your future career in nursing.

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