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2018-2019 Vol State Catalog 
2018-2019 Vol State Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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

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For more information on this program, contact the Math and Science division at 615-230-3261 or at mathscience@volstate.edu.

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 (62 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/index.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 1035 or MUS 1030) Credits: (9) 1,2

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (21)

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


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

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

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

Computer Literacy Requirement

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

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (62)

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 $42,180 $57,590
Critical Care Nurse $42,180 $57,590
Nursing Instructor Post-Secondary $44,150 $62,480


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 (14)

PHED (Any Physical Education Activitiy) Credits: (1)

First Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)

  • Humanities and/or Fine Arts (ART 1035 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 (16)

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

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