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2-year Associate Degree
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Start Your Career as a Nurse

This two-year Nursing Associate Degree is the first step to becoming a licensed registered nurse.

Why Choose Germanna

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program is designed to meet the requirements leading to professional licensure in the state of Virginia. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination, leading to licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

Career Options in Nursing

In-Demand Jobs:

Registered Nurses: Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients.

Salary Expectations

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What You'll Learn

In-Demand Skills:

  • Patient-centered care
  • Minimizing risk
  • Nursing judgment
  • The legal and ethical framework of the career
  • How to manage client care
Course Highlights
NSG 100: Introduction to Nursing Concepts
NSG 170: Health/Illness Concepts
NSG 252: Complex Health Concepts

Courses may vary from semester to semester. Please consult the college catalog for the most up-to-date information.

Nursing Program Information

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Nursing Information

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Technical training and career-based certificates can further develop the specific job skills you need to advance in your current job or change careers.
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Our associate degrees can prepare you for entry-level careers, professional certifications, and successful transfer to a four-year school.
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