The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a registered nurse. Courses will include content related to the nurse’s role as a provider and manager of care, as a member of the discipline of nursing, and as a part of the interdisciplinary team. Graduates of associate degree nursing programs are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required to practice as a registered nurse. Our nurses are employed in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, and physicians’ offices, as well as industry and community agencies.
The ADN program begins in the fall.
Interested in pursuing your Bachelor’s along with your Associate in Nursing?
October 1 through December 13, 2019.
Application Requirements for Fall 2020 must be met by December 31, 2019
To qualify, an applicant must:
- Be a graduate of an accredited/registered high school or a recognized equivalency, such as a GED diploma.
- Have a minimum cumulative 2.50 GPA (not rounded). Craven GPA will be used if an applicant has completed 12 or more semester hours at Craven.
- Complete DRE 096 through DRE 098 by course completion or placement testing and be eligible to enroll in ENG 111.
- Complete DMA 010 through DMA 050 by satisfactory course completion or placement testing.
- Complete a chemistry course in high school or college (CHM 090 or above) with a grade of ‘C’ or higher.
- Must hold a current unrestricted license listed on the NC Registry as a CNA I or higher.
Associate Degree Nursing application for Fall 2020
Complete a general application to Craven Community College.
Follow the instructions that you receive in a return email from admissions to confirm your intent to enroll. You will receive a letter from the admissions staff with your Craven Community College Student ID number and instructions for accessing your Craven Community College student email and accessing WebAdvisor, Craven’s student web portal.
Complete the online Associate Degree Nursing application. The application will be available from
October 1 – December 13, 2019.
Applicants will be required to take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) in February 2020 and must meet all of the following benchmarks:
More information regarding the TEAS test can be found at ATI Testing.
Nursing Programs are approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
Nursing Programs Student Handbook – (pdf)
View the ADN Admission Ratings worksheet 2020FA (pdf) for a breakdown of how we score applicants for admission.
Funding your Nursing School Education
Scholarships for Nursing Majors
Gainful Employment – According to federal regulations, we have provided program data including the cost of the program, completion time, job placement rate, and more.
For further information, please contact:
Jolie Huffman, Admissions Specialist for Health Programs
Tara Howry,Director of Nursing