Nursing (RN)

Nursing (RN) Overview

This program prepares graduates to be providers of quality patient care and coordinators of professional nursing duties provided by other healthcare workers.

For more information about this program, please see the program description in the University Catalog. Nursing (RN) Program Description

What You Can Learn in Nursing (RN)

The program's main objective is to equip our students with the most current knowledge and skills needed to meet the prevention, health maintenance, health promotion and restorative needs of the client. Students are taught the art and science of nursing with a focus on the application of theory to clinical practice.

In as little as 18 months, a student can earn an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing. This qualifies the student to take the NCLEX-RN exam through the State Board of Nursing. A student who passes the exam is then licensed to practice as a registered nurse.

Where You Can Go in Nursing (RN)

Registered nurses are in demand across multiple settings including:

  • Hospitals
  • Intermediate- and Long-Term Care and Rehabilitation
  • Public Health
  • Primary Care Clinics
  • Home Healthcare
  • Outpatient Care Centers
  • HMO/Insurance/Managed Care Facilities
  • Schools
  • Mental Health Agencies
  • Hospices
  • Military and Industry
  • Nursing Education
  • Research
  • Private Practice

What are the NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) pass rates for the past five years?


Campus Location 2009 Pass % 2010 Pass % 2011 Pass % 2012 Pass % 2013 Pass %
Virginia Beach, VA 86.6% 86.32% 88.3% 92.4% 84.6%
Newport News, VA 78.26% 77.27% 82.3% 86.92% 75.3%
Richmond, VA – Emerywood n/a 83.33% 89.3% 87.88%