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Associate Degree Nursing

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College of The Albemarle’s (COA) Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program will teach you the skills needed to provide nursing care to patients in a variety of settings, helping prepare you for the nurse’s role as a patient care provider and member of an interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Employment opportunities include nursing positions with:

  • Hospitals
  • Medical offices
  • Clinics
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Community agencies

Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) required to practice as a registered nurse (RN).


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326


See the links below for program-specific admission requirements and other information regarding our program.


Occupational Outlook Handbook

National Student Nurses’ Association (NSNA)

With a nationwide membership of 60,000, NSNA mentors the professional development of future registered nurses and facilitates their entrance into the profession by providing educational resources, leadership opportunities and career guidance.

Transferring to a Four-Year College or University

Graduates of the ADN program are encouraged to further their education and professional development by pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). COA has developed an RN to BSN Strategic Transition in Education Progression Center (STEP) to assist registered nurses in completing the prerequisite courses needed for admissions to an RN to BSN program.

RN to BSN STEP Center

Transfer from COA

Associate Degree Nursing and Bachelor of Science Biblical Studies Articulation Agreement

COA has an articulation agreement with Mid-Atlantic Christian University (MACU), allowing students to receive training in both nursing and biblical studies. In a four-year program, you can earn an ADN from COA and a Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies from MACU. For more information, please call 252-335-0821 ext. 2304.

Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN)

RIBN offers an affordable pathway to a four-year BSN degree, with concurrent enrollment between COA and East Carolina University.

RIBN Program

RIBN Admission Requirements

RIBN Program (Foundation for Nursing Excellent)