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Nursing A.A.S.


Learn the fine art of nursing.

The Nursing Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree program prepares you for a career as a registered nurse. Nursing courses include didactic and clinical training over a two-year period that includes but is not limited to fundamentals of nursing, pathophysiology, pharmacology, nursing care of the adult in a medical-surgical setting and an intensive care unit, family nursing including care of children and expectant mothers, mental health nursing, and community health nursing.

In addition to classroom education, you will participate in clinical settings in hospitals and agencies located in middle Tennessee. The program includes a course to help with the transition from student into independent clinical decision-makers. This degree program trains you to work with persons from various cultures across the life span and the wellness-to-illness continuum.

At the conclusion of the program, you are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The NSCC nursing program has established excellent program outcomes which allow its registered nurses the ability to sustain lifelong professional accomplishments in fields such as obstetrics, psychiatric care, critical care, and many others.


The deadline for the Fall 2023 cohort has passed. Applications for the Spring 2024 cohort will open in September.

Information Sessions

Information Sessions for the upcoming Spring 2024 cohort will be held on the dates and times listed below. If you want to be admitted into the program, attendance at one of the Information Sessions is mandatory prior to the submission of your nursing application. The application, selection, and admission process will be reviewed in great detail. Please be on time as you will not be allowed into the session after the designated start time.

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March 811 AM Zoom Link
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April 611 AMZoom Link
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If you have additional questions regarding the application, selection, and admission process for the Nursing program at Nashville State Community College, please send an email to and put Nursing Application and Admission in the subject line.