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Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Associate of Applied Science Degrees

Nursing

The two-year Associate in Applied Science degree curriculum in Nursing is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the healthcare team, rendering direct patient care as beginning practitioners of nursing in a variety of health service facilities. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination leading to licensure as a registered nurse (RN).

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LPN to RN for Advanced Standing

The Advanced Standing (LPN to RN) applicant must meet the same admission requirements listed under Admission Requirements for All Nursing Applicants. The LPN to RN applicant is not required to take the Pre-admission Tests.

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Dental Hygiene

Germanna Community College and Northern Virginia Community College jointly offer the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Dental Hygiene through a distance learning partnership. Students may complete general education courses at Germanna. Dental hygiene courses are offered through NVCC utilizing distance learning technology. This program is an expansion of the Northern Virginia Community College Dental Hygiene Program located in Springfield, Virginia. The program consists of a combination of traditional and distance learning modalities. The curriculum is designed to prepare selected students to serve in a dynamic and growing health profession as valuable members of the Dental Health team. The program is also designed to accommodate those students who wish to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete the baccalaureate degree in a health-related field.

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Certificates

Certificates

Dental Assisting

Germanna Community College offers a Certificate in Dental Assisting. The program consists of a combination of traditional and clinical learning modalities. The curriculum is designed to prepare selected students to serve in a dynamic and growing health profession as valuable members of the Dental Health team. The program is also designed to accommodate those students who wish to advance to the Dental Assisting II registration and/or matriculate to an Associate of Applied Science in Dental Hygiene at Northern Virginia Community College.

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Practical Nursing

This program is designed to prepare selected students to qualify as contributing members of the healthcare team, rendering direct patient care as beginning practitioners of practical nursing in a variety of health service facilities. Upon successful completion of the curriculum, students will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination leading to licensure as a practical nurse (LPN).

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Career Studies Certificates

Career Studies Certificates

Allied Health Preparation

This curriculum is designed to provide educational preparation for individuals who plan to apply to a health career program.

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Nurse Aide

This curriculum is designed to provide skills and knowledge to prepare the student to take the certification test for becoming a certified Nurse Aide in Virginia.

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Pharmacy Technician

The Pharmacy Technician program is designed to prepare students to assist and support licensed pharmacists in providing health care and medications to patients. Students will obtain a broad knowledge of pharmacy practice and be skilled in the techniques required to order, stock, and package, prepare, and dispense medications under the supervision of a licensed pharmacist. Program graduates will be eligible to take the Virginia Pharmacy Technician Exam and the National Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination.

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Surgical Scrub Nurse

This curriculum is designed to prepare Licensed Practical Nurses to work as surgical scrub nurses, assisting surgeons in performing surgical procedures. Duties of the surgical scrub nurse may be performed in operating rooms, ambulatory centers, central supply, labor and delivery area, catheterization laboratories, private physicians’offices, and other areas where invasive procedures are performed.

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