This video is 100% funded by federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) awards AA-32183-18-55-A-51 and AA-30941-17-55-A-51 from the US Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration to the Virginia Community College System. Blue Ridge Community College was the recipient of $303, 583 as part of this initiative.


Nursing graduates of the Associate of Applied Science Degree (A.A.S.) in Nursing Major program either take the National Council Licensure Examination to become a Registered Nurse (RN) or transfer to a 4-year school and earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.).  

RN Careers  RN to BSN Agreements

Nursing Program Overview

The program has two components, pre-clinical and clinical, with separate admissions requirements for both portions. 

A.A.S. Curriculum  

Pre-Clinical Component

Pre-clinical students take general education courses (28 credits). Students who plan to enter the A.A.S. degree program can also complete a Pre-Nursing Career Studies Certificate (CSC).

Pre-clinical Admissions   Pre-Nursing CSC


After completing pre-clinical coursework, students take a Nursing Entrance Test and apply for admission to the clinical portion of the program.  Clinical students take 39 credits of nursing courses with hands-on clinical practice to prepare them to work with patients.

Clinical Admissions    Clinical Application Form    Post-Acceptance Forms

Nursing Program Resources

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The nursing program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463; telephone 804-367-4515/fax 804-527-4455 and accredited by the ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326; telephone 404-975-5000.