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 must also meet specific requirements of the clinical agencies.  These requirements will include but are not limited to a criminal background check, drug screen, CPR and proof of immunizations.  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.

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Degrees

Suggested Schedule for 2017-2018 (Updated Jun 28, 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

Students eligible to apply for CNA II listing on the North Carolina Board of Nursing Registry.

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

Region A Nursing Consortium: Admission Criteria and Points Scale

RN Completer Program A45110AP

The RN completerprogram is designed to allow currently Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) tobecome a registered nurse without repeating the entire nursing curriculum. Upon completion, student will be awarded anAssociate in Applied Science Nursing Degree (A45110). Students seekingadmission to the associate degree nursing program must meet competitivecriteria. The student must also meetspecific requirements of the clinical agencies. These requirements will include but are not limited to a criminalbackground check, drug screen, CPR and proof of immunizations. Furthermore, a criminal background check willbe required before taking the NCLEX-RN Examination leading to licensure as aRegistered Nurse. Graduates are ableto apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Successful completion of the program does notguarantee licensure. The North CarolinaBoard of Nursing may not issue a license to an applicant who has been convictedof a criminal offense. Applicants to theprogram will receive credit for NUR-111, NUR-112, NUR-113, NUR-114, and NUR-117based 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, DMA-050, BIO-168 and BIO-169. Applications will only be accepted October 1, 2017 throughJanuary 31, 2018 ApplicationRequirements: ·       Submit Application of Intent to enterRegion A Consortium form.·       Submit Official High School Transcripts orOfficial Scores for the High School Equivalency Diploma.·       Satisfactory scores on the collegeplacement test or provide documentation to waive the placement exam.·       Evidence of a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or greateron a 4 point scale. The most recenttranscript with at least six (6) hours will be used for those studentsattending more than one college.·       Provide Documentation of successfulcompletion of a NC approved LPN program which includes theory, lab, andclinical components* (A copy of acollege transcript or a notarized course completion certificate will beacceptable documentation).·       Hold a documented, current, unrestrictedcredential as LPN from the North Carolina Board of Nursing; https://www.ncbon.com.(Acopy of current listing on the NC BON Registry Website by January 31, 2018 willbe acceptable documentation).·       Successful completion of all needed developmentalcourses including: DRE-096, DRE-097,DRE-098, DMA-010, DMA-020, DMA-030, DMA-040, DMA-050.·       Completion of BIO-168 Anatomy andPhysiology I, BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II, PSY-150 General Psychology andPSY-241 Developmental Psychology with a grade of “C” or better. PhaseII: The top 10applicants will be accepted into the RN Completer Program each summer. Studentswill be awarded points based on the following:1. Points for grade point average:2.5-2.99= 10 points3.00-3.50=12 Points3.51-3.99= 14 points4.00= 16 points 2. Additional Points will be awarded for successfulcompletion of BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I. Points will be assigned t the letter grade on the student’s transcript.A=5 PointsB=3 pointsC=1 point Enrollmentin NUR prefix courses is not allowed until students are accepted into thenursing program. Admission to the nursing program is based on a competitiveprocess, see above for complete information.

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