Associate in Applied Science Degree
The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing is a cooperative program between Eastern Shore Community College (ESCC) and Tidewater Community Colleges. It is designed for students who plan to pursue a career as a registered nurse. Please refer to the following TCC website link for additional information regarding the nursing program: http://www.tcc.edu/academics/divisions/healthprofessions/nursing/
The program provides a background for maximum transfer opportunities to baccalaureate nursing. Nurses are eligible for employment in a variety of acute care facilities or long-term care facilities, hospices, home health services, mental health facilities, rehabilitation centers, health departments, and doctors' offices.
Students have planned theory and clinical practice in medical/surgical nursing, obstetrical nursing, pediatric nursing, and psychiatric nursing. Students also manage the care for a group of clients during preceptorship experience. Leadership and management concepts are included in Dimensions of Professional Nursing.
The Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing requires five semesters of full-time study and is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and approved by the Virginia Board of Nursing.
The Board of Nursing can deny licensure to any applicant who has filed false credentials and/or who has falsely represented facts on the application for licensure and/or has committed a felony/misdemeanor. Certain health facilities may not employ individuals who have committed certain criminal acts and may conduct criminal background checks before hiring.
The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission may be used as a resource for program information.
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Students will find employment as registered nurses in:
- civil service
- long term care centers
- emergency care facilities
- health departments
- industrial settings
- nursing homes
- physician offices
Transfer opportunities to baccalaureate programs also exist.
Required Courses and Semester Plan
Jeanine Freeze, RN, PhD, Professor of Nursing and Program Manager has had a variety of clinical and managerial experiences in nursing and has been the lead TCC instructor at ESCC for twenty-five years. According to Dr. Freeze, "Teaching students is a true joy and pleasure! Not only do I get to see the student develop as a professional nurse, I get to know them as a person."
Terri Long, RN, DNP, has many years of teaching experience, clinical experience in nursing and experience as a nurse practitioner.
You may wish to visit the Department of Labor's Occupational Outlook Handbook online. Keywords: Registered Nurses