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The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

Students seeking admission to the associate degree nursing program must meet competitive criteria.  The student musst also meet specific requirments of the clinical agencies.  These requirements may include but are not limited to a criminal background check, drug screen, CPR and proof of immuziations.  Furthermore, a criminal background check will be required before taking the NCLEX-RN Examination leading to licensure as a Registered Nurse.  The North Carolina Board of Nursing may not issue a license to an applicant who has been convicted of a criminal offense.

For detailed admissions criteria please see the Nursing Admissions page.

 
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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2016-2017 (Updated May 24, 2017)

Associate In Applied Science Degree (AAS) A45110

Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
NUR-111 Introduction to Health Concepts 4 6 6 8
NUR-117 Pharmacology 1 3 0 2
PSY-150 General Psychology 3 0 0 3
Total: 13
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
NUR-112 Health-Illness Concepts 3 0 6 5
NUR-114 Holistic Health Concepts 3 0 6 5
PSY-241 Developmental Psychology 3 0 0 3
Total: 13
Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
NUR-113 Family Health Concepts 3 0 6 5
Total: 8
Fall Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-175 General Microbiology 2 2 0 3
ENG-112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
NUR-211 Health Care Concepts 3 0 6 5
NUR-212 Health System Concepts 3 0 6 5
Total: 19
Spring Semester 2
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
NUR-213 Complex Health Concepts 4 3 15 10
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Total: 13

Total Credit Hours: 66

Region A Nursing Consortium: Admission Criteria and Points Scale

RN Completer Program A45110AP

The RN completer program is designed to allow currently Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) to become a registered nurse without repeating the entire nursing curriculum. Upon completion, student will be awarded an Associate in Applied Science Nursing Degree (A45110).

Graduates are able to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Applicants to the program will receive credit for NUR-111, NUR-112, NUR-113, NUR-114, and NUR-117 based on coursework completed in the LPN curriculum. Course prerequisites for the program include: DRE-096, DRE-097, DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, BIO-168 and BIO-169.

Summer Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3 0 0 3
NUR-214 Nsg Transition Concepts 3 0 3 4
Total: 7
Fall Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
BIO-175 General Microbiology 2 2 0 3
ENG-112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines 3 0 0 3
MAT-143 Quantitative Literacy 2 2 0 3
NUR-211 Health Care Concepts 3 0 6 5
NUR-212 Health System Concepts 3 0 6 5
Total: 19
Spring Semester 1
Course Number Course Title Lecture Lab Clinic Credits
NUR-213 Complex Health Concepts 4 3 15 10
Humanities/Fine Arts 3 0 0 3
Total: 13

Total Credit Hours: 39