Jun 24, 2021  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing - A.A.S.

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing prepares students for a career as a registered nurse. Nursing and pre-nursing education courses provide the student with the foundation for skills, attitudes, and knowledge for professional nursing. Graduates are prepared to provide holistic nursing care to persons from various cultures across the life span in a variety of healthcare delivery settings. Graduates will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

Admission to the program is limited and selection of students is competitive. Meeting the minimum program requirements for application does not assure acceptance into the nursing program. A point system is used to rank each applicant. There will be a cohort of students admitted to the Gallatin and Livingston campuses each summer. It is the applicant's responsibility to ensure all application materials are received in the Nursing Office by May 1. Applicants who meet the deadline will be notified in writing of their admission status. All general education, sciences, and elective courses required for the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing must be completed or in progress at the time of application with a minimum GPA of 3.3. Any courses in progress at the time of application must be completed before the nursing program courses begin. The Nursing program application will be available beginning March 1 and due May 1.

(Narrative was modified to include new minimum GPA requirement of 3.3 for spring 2020 students.)

For more information about Vol State's Nursing program, visit www.volstate.edu/nursing.

Total Degree Requirements - Credits (66)

Computer Literacy Requirement

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

Career and Salary Information

Career and salary information taken from http://www.onetonline.org. Check out this website for additional information about education requirements and preferred work styles and abilities for these careers. Salaries are not guaranteed.


Career Beginning Salary Median Salary
Registered Nurse $42,660 $59,080


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 (14)

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

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

First Year - Summer Semester - Credits (7)

Second Year - Spring Semester - Credits (12)

Second Year - Summer Semester - Credits (7)