Programs of Study


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.
Successful completion of the program does not guarantee licensure.

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
may 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 NCLEXRN
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 questions or more information about the nursing admissions cycle, please contact:

Kelly Hembree
Director of Student Services
(828) 835-4291

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Programs of Study

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