Associate of Applied Science Program of Study

Southwest Virginia Community College

bout the Program: The Virginia Appalachian Tricollege Nursing Program (VATNP) is a three college consortium serving Virginia Highlands Community College, Southwest Virginia Community College, and Mountain Empire Community College.  Beginning fall 2018, the program will transition to the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) Common Curriculum for all VCCS nursing programs.

State Approval and Accreditation Status: The Nursing Program is approved by the Virginia State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peach Tree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA, 30326, telephone: (404) 957-5000, website:  ACEN is officially recognized as the national accrediting agency for nursing education by the Council on Post Secondary Accreditation (COPA) and by the U. S. Department of Education.

Purpose: The purpose of the VATNP and other nursing programs of the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) is to provide affordable, community access to quality nursing education. The VCCS nursing programs prepare qualified students to provide safe, competent, entry-level nursing care in 21st century healthcare environments. Students are prepared to meet the ever-increasing complexity of the healthcare needs of the citizens of Virginia.

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