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Nursing (RN) - Associate of Applied Science Degree

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Mission Statement

The VWCC Associate Degree Nursing Program mission is to prepare professionally educated nurses who are safe, competent, compassionate health care providers able to meet the changing health care needs of patients, families, and communities.

Statement of Purpose

This curriculum is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the health team implementing direct patient care as beginning practitioners in a variety of health service facilities.  At the successful completion of the program, students will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN) leading to the designation of registered nurse.

Program Outcomes

  1. Graduates are eligible to sit for and complete the NCLEX-RN (National Council Licensure Examination-Registered Nurse) leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse as evidenced by NCLEX-RN pass rates.
  2. The program prepares students to practice in various community-based settings as identified by employer and graduate surveys.
  3. Students enrolled in the Nursing Program complete curriculum requirements within three years as illustrated by program and college graduate retention rates.
  4. Program satisfaction of graduates and employers are measured by employer satisfaction rates and graduate satisfaction rates.
  5. Perform as novice RN after program completion as evidenced by the employer satisfaction rates.

5-Year NCLEX-RN Pass Rates:
2010 - 85%
2011 - 96.2%
2012 - 95.24%
2013 - 76%
2014 - 77.55%

Student Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate knowledge of the Nursing Process to meet clients’ needs.
  2. Perform nursing interventions to promote client safety.
  3. Utilize professional communications skills.

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Health Professions Information Office

If you are interested in applying to the VWCC Nursing program, we encourage you to explore the information links on this page to learn more about the process.  Once your application and transcripts have been reviewed, our office can provide academic guidance to help prepare students for possible entry into this program.  If you need further assistance, you may contact our office. 

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School of Health Professions


Program Head

Melaine Moore, PhD/MSN/RN
Assistant Dean, Nursing

A.S.N. - Bluefield State College, 1987
B.A. - Bluefield State College, 1992
M.S.N. - Bellarmine University, 2003
Ph.D./Nursing - West Haven University, 2007

This program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing. Virginia Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Maryland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, VA, 23233-1463.

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