Nursing - Associate Degree

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Program Details
Associate of Applied Science
Academic Division: 
Health Professions

Healthcare facilities need you. Thomas Nelson’s Nursing program offers several options for aspiring nurses. 

Designed to meet the needs of hospitals and other healthcare agencies on the Virginia Peninsula, the curriculum will prepare you for entry-level employment as a registered nurse as well as continued study at a four-year institution.

Complete 500 hours of clinical instruction during the program, and gain hands-on experience as early as your first semester at local healthcare facilities such as Sentara Careplex, Sentara Williamsburg Regional Medical Center, Riverside Regional Medical Center and Bon Secours facilities on the Virginia Peninsula. Thomas Nelson’s Nursing program is approved by the Commonwealth of Virginia Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Attending Thomas Nelson enabled me to have the confidence to do many things… I had a wonderful education and credit my instructors with so much. The compassion and encouragement that they gave to me and others was superb.

Donna C. Terry


Thomas Nelson’s Nursing program will prepare you for entry-level employment as a registered nurse as well as studies at a four-year institution. Hampton University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University and Virginia Commonwealth University are just a few four-year institutions that allow nursing students to use their course credits completed at Thomas Nelson toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). Students have an option to co-enroll at Thomas Nelson and Old Dominion University to earn a BSN just three months after completing an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing at Thomas Nelson.

Admission to the Nursing Program

Learn more about the steps to be admitted to the Thomas Nelson Nursing Program including pre-requisites and additional requirements.

College Catalog

For the most up-to-date information about this program, including courses, credits, and other requirements, please refer to our College Catalog.

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