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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-maker. 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.

Apply Now

The NSCC Nursing program has been evaluating applicants to the Fall 2020 NSCC Nursing cohort. If you are not being offered either admission or a placement on the waiting list, you should have been notified. Those of you who are currently in progress on your 27 credit hour prerequisite coursework should have received an email today offering you the opportunity to be placed on the waiting list. This opportunity is based on your performance on your final exam(s) and subsequent GPA calculation. After final grades for spring semester 2020 have been entered, your final GPA required for admission into the nursing program will be recalculated. That final GPA must be a minimum of a 2.8.

As stated in the NSCC Nursing Handbook and reviewed during the Nursing Information Sessions, student applications are rank ordered according to the following criteria:

  1. Students who have completed all math and science and general education pre-requisites with a grade of “C” or better.
  2. Students who have completed all math and science pre-requisites with a grade of “C” or better and have not completed all general education pre-requisites.
  3. Students who will have completed all math and science pre-requisites by end of spring semester with a grade of “C” or better and have not completed all general education prerequisites.

Denial emails will not be sent until the Fall 2020 nursing cohort has been confirmed.