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:
- Applicants must complete all developmental requirements to be eligible to take ENG 111, BIO 168, & MAT 110.
- Complete Chemistry at the high school level or collegiate level with a C or better.
- Cumulative GPA of 2.5 unweighted (not rounded).
- Possess a high school diploma or G.E.D.
- Acceptance to the program based on current criteria.
- Current unrestricted listing on the NC Registry as a CNA I or above.
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 (Test of Essential Academic Skills) during the months of November, December, or January, and must meet each 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.
The Craven Community College Associate Degree in Nursing program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037, 202-909-2526. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.
Nursing Programs Student Handbook – (pdf)
View the ADN Admission Rating worksheet 2020FA (pdf) for a breakdown of how we score applicants for admission.
Funding your Nursing School Education
Scholarships for Nursing Majors
For further information, please contact:
Aileen Will, Admissions Specialist for Health Programs
Tara Howry, Director of Nursing