Licensure & Organizations
Guide originially created by Glenns Library Assistant: Natalie Browning, MLS.
Updated by Glenns Library Assistant Carrie Dos Santos, MIS.
Associate of Applied Science Degree: Nursing
Degree is designed to prepare students as beginning practitioners in the art and science of nursing, to deliver direct client care in a variety of health care facilities and settings. At the completion of the nursing program, students will be able to integrate nursing skills, including appropriate ethical values and legal principles, with health teaching to provide total client care. Students will also learn to coordinate the care of their clients in a variety of health care settings.
Certificate in Practical Nursing
The certificate in Practical Nursing is designed to prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Exam — Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN), which is the currently approved licensing exam for practical nursing in Virginia. Students who pass the exam will be eligible to join of a health-care team in a variety of health service facilities.
Career Studies Certificate in Pre-Practical Nursing
The purpose of the Pre-Practical Nursing Career Studies Certificate (CSC) is to provide an articulated pathway and advanced placement into the Practical Nursing Program for high school students Dual Enrolled in courses in the CSC, as well as for matriculated college students who desire advanced placement into the Practical Nursing Program. Successful candidates will have completed the major course requirements of the first semester of the Practical Nursing Program.
Career Studies Certificate in Pre-Nursing
The purpose of the Career Studies Certificate (CSC) in Health Sciences with a Pre-Nursing specialization is to prepare students for guaranteed admission to the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program or the Practical Nursing (PN) Certificate program.
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Slected Nursing Concepts, Drug Dosage Calcualtions, Health Assesment
See Course Catalog for full list of Nursing courses.
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