Earn an Associate Degree in Nursing to Begin a Rewarding Career

The Nursing field requires a combination of care and compassion combined with legal, ethical and professional standards. Blue Ridge CTC’s Associate of Science in Nursing combines classroom and hands-on clinical knowledge to assist students in preparing for a career as a Registered Nurse.

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Earn an Associate Degree in Nursing Designed For You

Blue Ridge CTC’s Nursing program is designed to meet industry standards and help students enter or advance in the Nursing profession. Students who are interested in applying to the Blue Ridge CTC Nursing Program first enroll in the Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundation program. Once prerequisites are met, a separate application for the Nursing Program is required. Review the Nursing Program Application requirements below.

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Build a solid foundation for a promising career with our Associate of Science degree in Nursing. Blue Ridge CTC offers a blend of real-world knowledge and workforce skills employers look for in qualified applicants.

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Why Earn an Associate Degree in Nursing?

With our flexible, affordable two-year Nursing associate degree program, students obtain workforce-ready skills that healthcare and caregiving fields demand. The degree serves as a pathway to sit for the NCLEX examination and work toward a credential as a Registered Nurse. The degree allows students to:

    • Demonstrate proficiency in planning safe and effective patient care.
    • Provide nursing care according to legal, ethical and professional standards.
    • Prepare for well paying professions as caring and competent nurse generalists.
    • Provide nursing care to patients regardless of their lifestyle and beliefs.

Enter a Rewarding Career With an Associate Degree in Nursing

Are you ready to begin working as a Registered Nurse? Blue Ridge CTC’s Associate of Science in Nursing provides experiential learning to obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career.

Throughout our Nursing program, students learn legal, ethical and professional standards required to plan safe and effective patient care. Through work-based coursework, students learn verbal, non-verbal, therapeutic, and professional communication skills. This program is a competitive admission program that requires a separate application. Students interested in pre-nursing enroll in the Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundation program and then make application to the nursing program. See the Nursing Program Application Requirements below.

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What Will You Learn - Curriculum Overview

With our Associate of Science in Nursing, students receive well-rounded knowledge and skills required to potentially secure positions in hospitals, clinical practices, nursing homes, home healthcare, or in military service.

This degree teaches core concepts needed to enter the career as a beginning practitioner of nursing. After successfully completing this program, students:

    • Advocate for patients and families from diverse backgrounds when delivering compassionate, equitable care that promotes inclusivity and well-being across the lifespan.
    • Apply the nursing process, nursing science, evidence-based knowledge, and clinical expertise when making clinical judgment decisions and managing care.
    • Integrate technologies and effective communication practices to support clinical judgment in all areas of professional nursing practice.
    • Use quality improvement strategies to effect change in the delivery of safe, effective care toward optimal patient outcomes.
    • Assume accountability for personal and professional behaviors that demonstrate the nursing standards of moral, ethical, and legal conduct, considering the impact of determinants of health.
    • Collaborate with patients, families, and other members of the healthcare team to contribute the nursing perspective in the management and coordination of patient care.

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Admission to the Nursing Program

The Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ASN) is a 60 credit program that spans over 5 semesters designed to prepare the graduate to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for registered nurses and to enter a career as a beginning practitioner of nursing. Students first enroll in the Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundation program to complete the required prerequisites for the Nursing program application.

The Nursing Program is competitive admissions. Review the application and requirements carefully to understand how a score is calculated for entry.

Detailed Information and Application Instructions

Review the links below for detailed information regarding the Blue Ridge CTC Associate of Science in Nursing Program.

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Blue Ridge CTC acts as a catalyst to career goals, gives students exposure to real-time career prospects, and provides a learning environment supporting personal and professional growth.

World-class Pedagogy That Shapes Future Leaders!

Effective faculty is the backbone of any school. Our faculty are committed teachers and scholars who:

Deliver real-world learning to shape a students’ job market competency.

Impart teaching that promotes creativity and sets the base for further 4-year programs.

Extend a smart learning model that raises job prospects.

Integrate best-in-class learning formats and resources to drive focused learning.

Student Support Services and Spaces for Balanced Learning!

We provide comprehensive Student Support Services to promote student success.

Student Services provides a variety of support, including tutoring, accessibility accommodations, and more!

We provide high-tech classes, supporting labs, and study areas to promote a balanced education.

We recognize talent and celebrate performance with awards and acknowledgments.

We have supportive staff to help with personal, professional, and academic challenges.

Placement Assistance to Nurture Careers!

We support students from admission through the career search! Career Services assists students:

Find the right kind of job with a career inventory assessment.

Get assistance on resume writing and referral to participating employer partners.

With interview preparation to boost their morale and get prepared with the right narration to win job negotiations.

Get a holistic learning environment, where they are nurtured to become the next set of professionals entering the workforce.

Promoting Equity to Develop an Intercultural College Environment!

As a community of students, faculty, staff, and external stakeholders, we strive for diversity, equity, and inclusion on our campuses, both inside and outside of the classroom.

Campus diversity encourages open dialogue on campus.

Equity removes barriers and ensures equal opportunities are afforded to all.

Our campus offers an inclusive, welcoming environment where all are valued, celebrated, and included.

The campus community promotes diversity and inclusion through a variety of speakers and events.

Hands-on Training and Internship Opportunities

We are committed to providing students with real-time training and internship opportunities to enter the workforce directly after graduating.

We provide industry expert instruction to strengthen job-specific skills needed for real-world challenges.

We assist students with internship opportunities to find their way to a successful career.

We provide industry-certified expert supervision and guidance to raise students’ job prospects in the Government and Private sectors.

Our campus is well equipped with state-of-the-art laboratories, machinery, hardware, and software required to provide the technical skills needed for real jobs.

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Blue Ridge CTC provides need-based financial aid to qualified applicants, ensuring all students have equal access to quality education.

Whether you are a student worrying about tuition fees or are a parent assisting a child paying for college, we have a wide variety of financial resources available.

    • State and Federal Grant Programs
    • Student Work-Study Opportunities
    • Student Loans
    • Special Grant Funding Opportunities
    • Blue Ridge CTC Foundation Scholarship opportunities

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Frequently Asked Questions

Have questions about the Associate of Science in Nursing? We can help!

Per the Bureau of Labor Statistics, a 9% increase in nursing occupations is expected in the next 10 years, adding about 194,500 new jobs each year. This two year program prepares students for entering nursing roles in hospitals, clinical practices, nursing homes, home healthcare, or in military service.
An Associate of Science in Nursing at Blue Ridge Community and Technical College provides a direct pathway to become a Registered Nurse in approximately two years after you are admitted to the program. Students are able to save time and money by beginning with an Associate of Science in Nursing. Students who earn the Associate of Science in Nursing are eligible to sit for the NCLEX examination upon successfully completing the program.

Students interested in the Nursing program must first apply for admission to Blue Ridge Community and Technical College. Admission requirements for Blue Ridge CTC include a high school diploma or equivalent & a complete application packet. Students who have earned credits at other Colleges or Universities must also provide official copies of those transcripts. There is also a $25 application fee that can be paid at any time after submitting the application.

The Blue Ridge CTC Nursing Program is a competitive admission process requiring a separate application to the program.

Students interested in pursuing the Nursing Program at Blue Ridge CTC first enroll in the Medical Assisting: Nursing Foundation degree. Once the necessary prerequisites are met, students are then eligible to complete the separate application for admission to the Blue Ridge CTC Nursing program.
Blue Ridge CTC Nursing associate degree programs do not require ACT or SAT scores to qualify for admission. Students may need ACT or SAT scores, or free placement testing to qualify for courses such as English, Math, or Chemistry. Placement testing can be scheduled at any time during the application process.


Note: All salary projections are based on the current position and educational needs. BRCTC cannot guarantee that job titles or the projections given will be the salaries students or graduates will ultimately receive. Two year completion is approximate and based on full-time enrollment. Student testimonials, income statements, and examples on the College website are the results of real students. These testimonials are not intended to guarantee that anyone will achieve the same or similar results. Each individual’s success depends on his or her desire, commitment, dedication, and motivation to pursue academic and workforce opportunities. Testimonials are not intended to create a contract between a student and the College.

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