The Pre-Nursing Career Studies Certificate offers foundational courses from the AAA in nursing curriculum and the nurse aide courses to prepare students for entry into the Nursing Program. Although completion of the certificate does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program, the career studies certificate provides a curriculum that accurately reflects the intentions and goals of the students enrolled. Furthermore, taking the sciences and ENG 111 in advance may enhance students’ application status into the RN program. This option includes most of the courses within the Nursing Curriculum that can be completed prior to Nursing Program admission. At the completion of this certificate program the student is eligible to sit for the Virginia Board of Nursing Nurse Aide Certification Exam.

Pre-Nursing Information Packet

Policy Brief Unvaccinated Nursing Students

For more information about the Pre-Nursing Certificate Program, please contact: Tasha Taylor, Nursing and Allied Health Academic Advisor at or 757.569.6779