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Associate Degree Pre-Nursing Pathway (P1032C)

The Career and College Promise (CCP) Associate Degree Pre-Nursing Pathway is designed for high school juniors and seniors who wish to begin their educational studies toward an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) and a baccalaureate degree in Nursing.


To be eligible for enrollment in the College Transfer Pathway, a high school student must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a high school junior or senior;
  2. Have an unweighted grade-point average (GPA) of 2.8 or higher on high school courses or demonstrate college readiness on an assessment or placement test in English, reading and mathematics for enrollment in a College Transfer Pathway; and
  3. Meet all course prerequisite requirements.

To maintain eligibility for continued enrollment, a student must:

  1. Continue to make progress toward high school graduation; and
  2. Maintain a 2.0 GPA in college coursework after completing two courses.

Associate Degree Pre-Nursing Pathway Concentration Overview

A student who completes an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing, which includes the courses listed below, with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of “C” or better and completes the courses in blocks 2 – 3 of the Uniform Articulation Agreement between the University of North Carolina’s (UNC) Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs and the North Carolina Community College ADN programs with a GPA of at least 2.0 and a grade of “C” or better, and who holds a current unrestricted license as a Registered Nurse in North Carolina will have fulfilled the UNC institutions lower-division general education requirements as well as nursing program entry requirements. However, because nursing program admissions are competitive, no student is guaranteed admission to the program of his or her choice.

The general education requirement includes study in courses selected from the Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC) component of the CAA. (All Universal General Education Transfer Component courses in which the student earns a grade of “C” or better will transfer for equivalency credit up to the distribution limits detailed in the CAA.)

Course Course Title Semester Corequisites Prerequisites Credits
Study Success Total: 1
ACA 122 College Transfer Success n/a n/a n/a 1
Composition Total: 6
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry n/a n/a DRE 098 3
ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines n/a n/a ENG 111 3
Humanities/Fine Arts Total: 3
Select one course from: ART 111 (none), ART 114 (DRE 098), ART 115 (DRE 098), HUM 115 (DRE 098), MUS 110 (none), MUS 112 (none), PHI 215 (ENG 111) or PHI 240-RECOMMENDED (ENG 111) n/a n/a n/a varies 3
Social/Behavioral Sciences (the following courses are required) Total: 6
PSY 150 General Psychology n/a n/a DRE 097 3
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology n/a n/a PSY 150 3
Natural Sciences Total: 8
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I n/a n/a One unit high school biology or BIO 090 or higher, one unit of high school chemistry or CHM 090, DMA 010-050 and DRE 098 4
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II n/a n/a BIO 168 4

Last updated: Feb. 25. 2019