For more information on this program, contact the Nursing division at 615-230-4760.
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. For more information about Vol State's Nursing program, visit www.volstate.edu/nursing.
All students graduating with a degree from VSCC are required to take the Educational Testing Service Proficiency Profile (ETSP) to meet graduation requirements. More information can be found at https://www.volstate.edu/testing.
For more information about Vol State's Nursing program, visit www.volstate.edu/nursing or contact the division office at (615) 230-4760.