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2017-2018 VSCC Catalog 
2017-2018 VSCC Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Pre-Nursing - A.S. [Belmont Partnership]

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The Associate of Science (Pre Nursing-Belmont Partnership) is a two-year program leading to a bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Belmont University.  Partnership graduates earn the A.S. degree (64 semester hours) from VSCC and the B.S.N (64 semester hours) from Belmont University.   Belmont School of Nursing reserves 16 seats for VSCC Pre-Nursing graduates. Each fall and spring semester, Belmont’s Coordinator of Nursing Admissions visits the campus to meet with students and provide up-to-date information about the partnership, expectations, and the application process. Check with the Math and Science Division about the dates of these advising sessions on the VSCC campus. Complete details of the Partners in Nursing Program are available at the following web address:   http://www.belmont.edu/nursing/programs/transfer/partners.html

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.

General Education Requirements - Credits (41)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts   (Must include at least one Literature Course and one course must be ART 1030 or MUS 1030) Credits: (9) 1,2

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (23)

  • PHED (Physical Education Activity) Credits: (1)


1 World Civilization and World Literature will satisfy required global units at Belmont University.

2 A literature course should be taken during the final semester.

3 Hybrid or online courses in BIOL are not accepted by Belmont University.

4 Health Assessment is satisfied by HLTH 2110 taken at Nashville State Community College.

5 Abnormal Psychology is offered at Vol State only in the fall semester.

Computer Literacy Requirement

See http://www.volstate.edu/ComputerLiteracy/ for Computer Literacy Requirements

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (64)

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 - Spring Semester - Credits (16)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (ART 1030 or MUS 1030) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (16)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (13)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (Literature - See General Education Requirements in Catalog) Credits: (3)
  • PHED (Any Physical Education Activity) Credits: (1)

Second Year - Summer Semester (3)

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