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Answer your calling and begin your studies in our Health Sciences A.S. program. We offer specialized pathways in Occupational Therapy, Nursing, Surgical Technology, or Nursing Transfer to help you reach your goals. Choose from one of these pathways and jumpstart your career in healthcare with a Health Sciences A.S.

Associate of Science

The Health Science A.S. degree are the prerequisite courses needed to transfer to a bachelor program in nursing or one of the three A.A.S. degree programs (Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Surgical Technology) at Nashville State. 


Two years


About $9,500 total in tuition and fees.

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After Nashville State

This program allows for easy transfer into one of the A.A.S. programs (Nursing, Occupational Therapy, or Surgical Technology) at Nashville State. Through our partnership with Belmont University, you can transfer there or to another institution’s nursing program of your choosing.

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Choose a Pathway

Each of our A.S. programs is designed to transfer into a specialty at Nashville State, Belmont University, or another institution. Before entering the Health Science A.S. program, you’ll decide which one of the following pathways aligns best with your interests. 
If you're interested in Nashville State’s Nursing A.A.S. program, this is the pathway for you. Take the prerequisite courses and be prepared for the A.A.S. program.
Start your education toward a career as an occupational therapy assistant with this Health Science A.S. pathway. Complete the prerequisite courses and be prepared for the OTA program.
Interested in applying to Nashville State’s Surgical Technology A.A.S. program? This pathway of the Health Science A.S. program is for you! Complete the prerequisite courses and be prepared for the Surgical Technology program.

Nashville State proudly partners with Belmont University to ensure your credits transfer. Save money and stay on track by entering the associate in health sciences to nursing pathway. 

This associate in health science to nursing pathway prepares you to transfer your studies to a nursing program of your choosing. Because of the varying entry points for acceptance/entrance into baccalaureate nursing programs and the different structures of nursing curricula, this curriculum is applicable to most university nursing majors.  

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