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Nursing - Associate Degree


Associate Degree Nursing – 2015 Evening & Day Programs
(Admission criteria are subject to change.)

Nurse and ChildApplications are currently being 
accepted for both the 2015 Associate Degree in Nursing Evening (ADN Evening)
 option program (this option is contingent upon funding) and the 2015 Associate Degree in Nursing Day
(ADN Day) option program. Please refer to the 2015 ADN Admissions Packet and the 2015 ADN MARS Student Checklists (either for Day or 
Evening option) listed on the right side of the webpage. 

Be sure to fill out an application to the College, have all transcripts sent to CVCC (both High School and College) AND meet with an Admissions Staff member (have a photo ID with you) in Student Services (building #13 on Campus Maps) to activate the application.

Admissions questions may be emailed to healthcare@cvcc.edu.

 

We are glad you have chosen CVCC to further your educational goals. This information will assist you with the admission processes for the ADN program. Please carefully review all information which has been provided. Upon graduation from the program, the student receives the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.Sc.) Degree. The associate degree 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.

General Information
For general information related to the profession of nursing, refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/Registered-nurses.htm.

What is the class schedule/length for the ADN program? CVCC currently offers an Associate Degree in Nursing program (day and evening options). Students participate in classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience typically Monday through Friday for the day option and at least two evenings per week and Saturdays for the evening option. The ADN program day option consists of five semesters and the evening option consist of seven 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.

Costs: 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 $6,500.00. (This figure is based upon current in-state tuition rates and reflects an approximate cost only.)

Financial Aid: All applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For information about financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at 828-327-7000.

Computer Access: Coursework requires that a student have a reliable computer with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel with internet access. Upon application to CVCC, students are assigned a CVCC email address. It is the responsibility of the student to open this email account and read it frequently as the College provides crucial program information through this email account.

IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CVCC EMAIL: Your CVCC email account is the primary method of communication between the College and you. Please check your CVCC email regularly. You will be notified of your accepted or non-accepted status via CVCC email within 1-3 months after the REQUIREMENTS deadline date.

Criminal Background Check: Carefully read the information below regarding background checks, drug testing, and the result of a negative background check.

  • Some clinical facilities will require students to undergo criminal background checks and/or drug testing.
  • The student may be required to pay fees associated with these screenings.
  • Clinical facilities may refuse access to clinical experiences based on the criminal background checks and/or drug testing.
  • If a clinical facility refuses to allow a student access to a clinical experience, the student will be unable to continue in the program.


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Updated 07.29.2014: Admissions Student Services