The Transition Nursing Program provides an opportunity for graduates of an approved LPN program to enter the ADN program. Students accepted into the Transition Nursing Program are given credit for NUR 111, NUR 112, and NUR 114 if they have an active LPN License in North Carolina. Then, after successfully completing NUR 214, they are enrolled in the third semester of the ADN Program.
Transition LPN to ADN courses are taught in the spring semester each year.
The Transition Nursing Program Application will be available from August 1, 2021, to September 30, 2021.
Application Requirements for Spring 2022 must be met by September 30, 2021.
To qualify, an applicant must:
- Be a graduate of an accredited/registered high school or a recognized equivalency, such as a GED diploma. Official transcripts must be on file at Craven CC.
- 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.
- Be eligible to enroll in ENG 111, MAT 110, BIO 163.
- Complete a Chemistry course in high school or college (CHM 090 or above) with a grade of C or higher.
- Graduation from an approved Practical Nursing Program.
- Current License as an LPN in North Carolina.
- Complete all first semester ADN general education courses with a minimum grade of C before Spring 2022:
- ACA 111, 118, or 122 College Success
- BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I
- ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry
- PSY 150 General Psychology
- Complete a general application to Craven Community College.
- 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.
- Follow the instructions that you receive in a return email from Admissions to confirm your intent to enroll.
- Complete the online Transition Nursing Program application. The Transition Nursing Program Application will be available from August 1, 2021, to September 30, 2021.
- When an Application Packet is complete with the minimum requirements, the Applicant will receive an email with instructions on how to take the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) Test, published by ATI Testing.
- The TEAS Test can only be taken one time between August 1, 2021 and September 30, 2021.
- Register to take your TEAS Test.
- Required minimum benchmarks
- Total Score 65%
- Reading 70%
- Math 60%
- Science 50%
- English 50%
- Note: CPR certification must be completed prior to entering the nursing program. The course must be an American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Healthcare Provider. CPR courses are available on campus through Workforce Development as well as other sources in the community. Online courses do not meet the criteria. Documentation in the form of an AHA BLS certification card (usually emailed to you at completion of the class) must be presented. CPR certification must remain current while enrolled in the nursing program.
- Important: Students without current CPR certification will not be allowed in the clinical setting. Absences for delinquency in maintaining current CPR will not be excused, leading to release from the program. Students may reapply in accordance with the readmission policy.
- Transition Nursing Program Plan of Study
- Transition Nursing Program Admission Ratings Worksheet
- Transition Nursing Program General Information Sheet
- Transition Nursing Programs Student Handbook
- Funding your Nursing School Education
The North Carolina Board of Nursing establishes the standards for nursing education programs preparing for nursing licensure. These standards are designed to ensure that graduates have the necessary education to safely and competently practice nursing. Craven Community College Nursing Programs (ADN/RN and PN) are SACS (Southern Association of Colleges and Schools) accredited and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. Craven Community College is in the process of seeking national accreditation to demonstrate the nursing programs meet or exceed quality standards established by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation.
“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.”
Institutional and Professional Licensure Disclosures for Enrolled and Prospective Students
Craven Community College degree programs satisfy the professional licensure requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for these exams. However, requirements in other states may be different. If you are considering a degree program that may, would, could or potentially lead to a professional license please note that at this time Craven Community College may or may not be able to advise whether a program meets requirements outside of North Carolina. Prior to enrolling in a degree program, please discuss this important topic with your program of interest.
For further information, please contact:
Brittany Ipock, Admissions Specialist Health Programs
Maureen Abraham, Director of Nursing Programs