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Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Nursing) (AS)

Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Nursing) (AS)

At South College, you can pursue your associate degree in health science (pre-nursing) fully online or take a mix of online and on-campus classes at our Asheville, Atlanta, Knoxville, or Nashville campus.  Learn at your convenience in a hybrid or online associate degree program in health science (pre-nursing), and begin working toward tomorrow’s career today!


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Degree Features

Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Nursing)

  1. Program Duration

    21 months (full-time)

  2. Financial Aid

    Available for qualified health science (pre-nursing) program applicants

  3. Location

    Earn your associate degree online or in Asheville, Atlanta, Knoxville, Nashville!

Financial Aid

Financial aid, offered through a variety of government, state, and local programs, grants, and scholarships—like Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, South College Promise, and others—is available to those who qualify. To learn more about financial aid options that can help you pursue a health science degree, contact us today.

Industry Outlook

Students who successfully complete our Associate of Health Science (Pre-Nursing) program are encouraged to apply to continue their education in the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at South College. As the population ages and healthcare needs continue to rise, nurses have become even more essential to providing medical care in a variety of contexts. If you choose to pursue a career in nursing, you could join an exciting profession where every day is different—but each day involves combining scientific knowledge with compassionate care to improve the lives of your patients. If you decide not to pursue a BSN, you can pursue positions in the biological, life, or health sciences fields, including roles as a lab assistant, technician, or health office manager.

Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Nursing) (AS)

Program Overview

The foundation for a career in nursing begins here. With an Associate of Science in Health Science (Pre-Nursing) degree, you can work toward gaining the foundational skills and knowledge to apply to advanced programs like the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. This program includes general education courses, as well as courses to develop foundational knowledge in a variety of science subjects from anatomy and physiology to chemistry, microbiology, and nutrition.

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South College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the doctorate, educational specialist, master’s, baccalaureate, and associate levels, as well as certificates. Questions about the accreditation of South College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (


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