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

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

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For more information on this program, contact the Math and Science division at 615-230-3261 or at

The Associate of Science (Pre Nursing-Cumberland Partnership) is a two-year program leading to a bachelor's degree in Nursing from Cumberland University.  Partnership graduates earn the A.S. degree from VSCC and the B.S.N from Cumberland University.   Nursing Admissions faculty and staff visit the campus each fall and spring semester to 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.  Additional information is found on the Jeanette C. Rudy School of Nursing and Health Professions website through Cumberland University at

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


Choose HIST 2310 & 2320 or HIST 2010 & 2020

Area of Emphasis Requirements - Credits (19)

  • University Parallel Elective Credits: (1) ³

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (60)


1Students who transfer without the AS degree must also complete MATH 1130, College Algebra, and two semesters of Spanish to complete the BSN through Cumberland University.

2MATH 1005, Algebra Essentials, is the pre- or co-requisite for CHEM 1030.

3PSYC 210, Abnormal Psychology, recommended (PSYC 210 is offered only fall semester).

Computer Literacy Requirement


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  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 - Spring Semester - Credits (16)

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

Second Year - Fall Semester - Credits (14)

  • History (Choose from options above) Credits: (3)
  • University Parallel Elective (Any non-asterisk course) Credits: (1) ³

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (16)

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

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