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  Nov 22, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog

Pre-Nursing - A.S.


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The Associate of Science (Pre-Nursing) is designed to provide students continuing study to complete the bachelor’s degree in Nursing at a private institution within the state or neighboring states with whom VSCC does not yet have an articulated agreement.  Some flexibility is provided in the area of emphasis courses allowing the student and advisor to customize the program of study tailored to the curriculum at the institution of interest.  Students are cautioned to work closely with their advisor in planning the program of study, preparing for graduation, and making application to the institution and school of nursing.

Transfer Options
This program of study has been created to permit some flexibility in the curriculum to meet the requirement of a senior institution with whom VSCC does not yet have an articulated agreement.  While many schools of nursing will have significant overlap in their pre-nursing curriculum, the student is encouraged to contact the senior institution for specific program of study requirements that will prepare for admission to the nursing program. All nursing programs are extremely competitive and students are directed to consult their advisor each semester before registering for classes and in planning for graduation.  Completion of all pre-requisite courses and the A.S. degree do not guarantee admission as each school of nursing has its own admissions requirements, standards, and criteria for selection.

All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP). More information can be found at http://www.volstate.edu/Testing/Services.php.

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (20)


Total Degree Requirements - Credits (61)


Computer Literacy Requirement


See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for computer literacy requirements.

Career and Salary Information


 The following is a list of some of the career choices that may be obtained upon completion of this program. Please visit the following website www.onetonline.org  or speak to an advisor for additional career opportunities, salary information and education requirements.  Salaries are not guaranteed.

Career Beginning Salary with Bachelor Degree Experienced Salary with Bachelor Degree
Registered Nurse $41,780 $56,370
Critical Care Nurse $41,780 $56,370
Nursing Instructor Post-Secondary $31,120 $59,770

 

Recommended Schedule


This is a recommended schedule. Learning Support, pre-requisites and other academic factors may impact this schedule.  See your advisor to create a degree plan.

DegreeWorks, along with the correct catalog, should be utilized by students for all of their educational planning.  Students can monitor their progress toward a degree or certificate and view missing requirements with the DegreeWorks audit, which is accessible through My Volstate.

First Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)


  • Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3) ¹

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)


  • Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • History (Choose from options above) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3) ¹

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)


  • Elective (Choose from list above) Credits: (3)
  • History (Choose from options above) Credits: (3)
  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3) ¹

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