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2020-2021 Catalog 
2020-2021 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, AAS

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A Cooperative Program of Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) and Tidewater Community College (TCC).

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in Nursing prepares students who wish to pursue careers as Registered Nurses (RNs). Graduates may seek employment in acute care, doctor’s offices, health departments, home health services, hospices, long-term care facilities, and mental health and rehabilitation centers. Students take courses in both theoretical and practical applications of nursing care. The program integrates clinical laboratory practice using state-of-the-art patient care simulators and laboratory equipment for enhanced preparation in the field of health care. In all NSG courses, students must earn a grade of at least a “C” (which is an 80% average for these courses) to remain in the program.

Admission to the Nursing program is competitive; therefore, admission to the college does not guarantee admission to the program. Detailed information regarding the admission criteria, selection process, etc. can be found in the Beazley School of Nursing Admissions Procedures and Information Booklet, which can be reviewed or downloaded from the website at Prospective nursing students must also attend a Nursing Program Information Session, which is held on the Portsmouth Campus and the Eastern Shore Community College Campus. Please contact the RN program manager or Student Services for more information.

LPN to RN Options

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) who wish to pursue their RN course work have two options: Advanced Placement and LPN Articulation, also known as the Bridge program. Additional information can be found in the Nursing Admission Procedures and Information Booklet or online at

Tidewater Community College Beazley School of Nursing program has been awarded Continuing Accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, The Nursing program is approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.

Program Curriculum and Suggested Sequence of Courses

Total Credits for Program: 64

TCC Plan 156


Courses in this program may help students attain the following license(s) or certification(s):

  • Registered Nurse, Virginia Board of Nursing

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