About our nursing programs

The Germanna Nursing programs are a part of the Health Science Pathway. The program is based at the Locust Grove Campus in Orange, VA and the Barbara J. Fried Center (BJFC), soon to be the Kevin L. Dillard Health Sciences Center located at 25 Center Street in Stafford, VA. Classroom time may be online or at the Locust Grove Campus/Stafford Center. Labs may be online and at either the Locust Grove Campus or Stafford Center. Clinical hours are completed in a variety of settings throughout our region including long-term care facilities, hospitals, schools, community settings, and clinics.

According to the American Nurses Association (ANA), nursing can be described as both an art and a science; a heart and a mind. At its heart, lies a fundamental respect for human dignity and an intuition for a patient’s needs. This is supported by the mind, in the form of rigorous core learning. Due to the vast range of specialisms and complex skills in the nursing profession, each nurse will have specific strengths, passions, and expertise. Nurses form the backbone of healthcare provision in the United States.

Key responsibilities

  • Perform physical exams and health histories before making critical decisions
  • Perform basic activities of living (bathing, feeding, assisting with walking, to name a few)
  • Provide health promotion, counseling and education
  • Administer medications and other personalized interventions
  • Coordinate care, in collaboration with a wide array of health care professionals

We encourage you to explore ANA’s website for more information.

Nursing Programs

Detailed program information and course requirements can be found in the College Catalog.

Germanna's Registered Nursing Program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Germanna's Practical Nursing Program is conditionally approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

Healthcare Technician (Nursing AID/Certified Nursing Assistant)
Practical Nurse Program (PN Program)
Licensed Practical Nurse for Advanced Standing (LPN - RN)
Registered Nurse Program (RN Program)
Surgical Technologist Nurse - Under development

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