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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.

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Due to the need for the Nursing Program at Nashville State Community College to be compliant with the recommendations made by the Metro-Nashville Public Health Department regarding the COVID-19 virus, there will be no interviews for those individuals who have applied for admission into the Fall 2020 cohort. The applications that were submitted are currently under review. You will be notified of your admission into the program via the email address you provided on your application by April 15. Attached to the offer will be a date by which you must accept or decline the offer. If you do not accept by the designated date, we will assume that you are declining. A full cohort of 50 students will be accepted into the program.

Thank you for your interest in our program.

During this time, please remember:

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