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2022-2023 Catalog/Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog/Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing, AAS (Weekend Option)

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Weekend Program Option ADN

The Weekend program option for ADN is open to all students to meet the same admission criteria as the traditional program. This option begins in January 2023 Spring semester and ends four semesters later in Spring, May 2024. Students will need to make careful arrangements for work and other responsibilities to devote the appropriate attention to learning complex material. Admission to the program is not guaranteed.

Classes are typically held Saturday/Sunday and clinical on Friday/Sunday All potential students must:

  • Apply during the application period 
  • Complete the mandatory information session prior to application
  • Submit all official transcripts to Admissions and Records (
  • Complete the TEAS test - register at TEAS Test at ATI Testing and place in the ≧64% overall on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) entrance test, and ≧65.6% on the TEAS math portion.
  • Have a curricular GPA of 2.5 for all college‐level work.


Award: Associate of Applied Science

Length: Sixty-seven credit hour program

Purpose: The Nursing program prepares students with knowledge and skills for entry level nursing. Students awarded this degree may take the licensure exam (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurse.

Program Student Learning Outcomes: Students who complete the Associate Degree of Applied Science with a major in Nursing will be expected to:
Provide patient centered care promoting therapeutic relationships, caring behaviors, and self-determination across the lifespan for diverse populations.
Practice safe nursing care that minimizes risk of harm across systems and client populations.
Demonstrate nursing judgment through the use of clinical reasoning, the nursing process, and evidence-based practice in the provision of safe, quality care.
Practice professional behaviors that encompass the legal/ethical framework while incorporating self-reflection, leadership and a commitment to recognize the value of life-long learning.
Manage client care through quality improvement processes, information technology, and fiscal responsibility to meet client needs and support organizational outcomes.
Demonstrate principles of collaborative practice within the nursing and interdisciplinary teams fostering mutual respect and shared decision-making to achieve stated outcomes of care.

Employment Possibilities

Include beginning staff nurse positions in hospitals, nursing homes, physicians’ offices, clinics, and other comparable health care facilities and agencies.

Special Accreditation and Approval

The Virginia Board of Nursing and the State Council for Higher Education have approved and/or accredited the development, implementation, and continuation of this program. The program has been granted accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326. 404-975-5000

In Virginia, a State License is required for this profession. More information may be obtained from the Virginia Department of Health Professions; Board of Nursing, Perimeter Center, 9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 300, Henrico, Virginia 23233-1463 Phone: (804) 367-4515.

Nursing Program Notes Requirements for Application Admission to the program is a separate process from general college admission and is selective.

For detailed information on the Nursing Program admission process and requirements, please visit our SVCC Nursing Webpages:

Main SVCC Nursing Webpage:

Associate Degree in Nursing Program Webpage:

Pursuant to United States Department of Education (US DOE) regulation 34 CFR 668.43 (a) (5) (v), the (Insert your college name here) Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program provides the following information for all prospective and current students:


The Southside Virginia Community College ADN program meets all Virginia Board of Nursing requirements for pre-licensure nursing education programs in the Commonwealth of Virginia.  In addition, the SVCC ADN program meets all requirements for nationally recognized accreditation by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing.  

The Commonwealth of Virginia participates with 32 other states in the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) National Licensing Compact (NLC) to allow nurses licensed in one state to provide nursing care across state lines in other compact states.  The Uniform Licensing Requirements (ULRs) are found at:


States currently in the NLC are found at:  Prospective and current students are strongly encouraged to evaluate all state requirements in jurisdictions where they intend to practice nursing.  A list of all state requirements is found at:


SVCC has not determined if the ADN program meets the requirements of any other states.


This statement serves to meet the USDOE regulation until further notice.

Nursing Program Special Requirements

Nursing Program Policies related to grades and degree requirements, pre-requisite courses and course sequencing, background check and urine drug screens, medical and physical requirements, and students with disabilities can be found on our website at

Required Courses

Total Credits: 13

Fourth Semester

Total Credits: 13

Total Credits for Degree: 67

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