The Associate Degree Nursing Program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, GA 30326, (404) 975-5000, Fax (404) 975-5020). The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to patients and groups of patients throughout the lifespan in a variety of settings. Courses will include content related to the nurse’s role as provider of nursing care, as manager of care, as a member of the discipline of nursing, and as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry, and community agencies.
Applicants admitted into the Associate Degree Nursing program must have successfully completed Nurse Aide I, or its equivalent, and must be listed on the Nurse Aide registry with no pending investigations or substantive findings.
Please review the 2012 Nursing Handbook for more information and nursing student requirements.
Transferring to a Four-Year College or University
East Carolina and other UNC system universities has RN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) transfer programs. Most of these programs are completely online. For more information about RN to BSN programs in North Carolina go to the following web sites.
UNC Wilmington RN to BSN
College of The Albemarle has an articulation agreement with Roanoke Bible College so that students may receive training in both Nursing and Biblical Studies. In a four-year program, students can earn an Associate Degree in Nursing from COA and a Bachelor of Science degree in Biblical Studies from RBC. For more information please call (252) 335-0821 x 2304.
If you are undecided about your program of study or need further assistance visit Career Services.
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Health Sciences Admissions & Retention Coordinator
Elizabeth City Office: OC107
(252) 335-0821 x 2304