(admission criteria subject to change)
Please carefully review all information which has been provided. Upon graduation from the program, the student receives the Associate in Applied Science (AAS). The associate's program is fully approved by the North Carolina State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). If you have questions regarding this information, contact the CVCC Department of Nursing at (828) 327-7000.
For general information related to the profession of nursing, refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics provided by the US Bureau of Labor.
CVCC currently offers an Associate Degree in Nursing program during the day. Students participate in classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences typically Monday through Friday. The ADN Program consists of five semesters. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national licensure exam (NCLEX) for RNs. The NC Board of Nursing will review the criminal background checks of each person applying for licensure. Applicants can be denied licensure based on this review. Applicants may take the general education/related coursework for the ADN program prior to acceptance. Please note that taking these courses does not shorten the program length, but it does lighten one’s course load each semester after acceptance into the program. Applicants receive points towards admission for general education courses completed.
College tuition is set by the North Carolina State Legislature and is subject to change. ADN students are required to purchase a variety of books, class uniforms, malpractice insurance, accident insurance, and other fees as set by the College. The approximate cost for the program is $9,000.00. (This figure is based upon current in-state tuition rates and reflects an approximate cost only.)
Carefully read the information below regarding background checks, drug testing, and the result of a negative background check. Applicants may only use CastleBranch, a background screening and compliance management company, for background check/drug screenings.
Please see the catalog for more information about the Associate in General Education - Nursing, the Associate Degree in Nursing, and the Associate Degree in Nursing, Hickory, Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) Articulation Agreement options for this curriculum.
The Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (CAA) allows a student who earns the Associate degree with no grade lower than a "C" to be guaranteed admission to at least one of the UNC system schools as a Junior and make a smooth transition for maximum credit transfer.
Some Associate in Applied Science degrees may transfer in full or in part to a four-year school. CVCC has agreements with certain schools to accept the AAS degree in a 2 + 2 arrangement (subject to change).
Important Note: As always, it is imperative that a student at CVCC should be in full conversation with the senior school before selecting and completing a program of study at CVCC.
Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) may transfer to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) as:
Associate Degree Nursing (RN to BSN - RIBN) to Bachelor of Science in Nursing at Lenoir-Rhyne University through the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) Program.
For more information about the Associate Degree Nursing program, contact:
Benita Beard, Department Head
BSN, Lenoir-Rhyne University
MSN, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4336
For questions regarding admissions requirements, contact:
(828) 327-7000, ext. 4216