Nursing

Get hands-on training and personalized instruction to quickly prepare for a career in a progressive, high-demand healthcare profession. We offer associate degrees, diplomas, certificates, and short-term training in a variety of disciplines, including registered nurse, licensed practical nurse, and nurse aide.

Our facilities feature some of the newest technologies and equipment available for teaching, and our high-tech simulation lab provides training in a learning environment that mimics a real hospital setting. You will learn to demonstrate personal responsibility and accountability while using nursing strategies, excellent communication, critical thinking skills, and technology to deliver care to patients.

Values & Benefits

  1. Flexibility

    Our nursing programs offer a wide selection in medical fields of study. Whether you enjoy hands-on patient care and interaction in a busy setting or prefer to work in a smaller office, you’re sure to find the right path with our variety of available options.

  2. Career Potential

    Mastering the concepts of the nursing field will make you a valuable asset to many different types of healthcare institutions, from large hospitals to private practices. It also boosts your salary potential and opens the door to obtaining a four-year or master’s degree.

  3. Outlook

    When it comes to income and career prospects, nursing has a very promising outlook. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field of registered nursing is projected to grow 7% through 2029. The in-demand career typically provides generous pay and growth opportunities.

  4. Transferability

    If you plan to pursue an advanced degree, our Associate Degree Nursing and Transition: LPN to ADN programs can transfer seamlessly to four-year universities. This allows you to pursue an advanced degree up to the doctorate level while working.

Expanded Nursing Program Availability

Due to increased demand for nurses in our community, Craven CC now offers two application windows for our Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program. View the application deadlines below.

Application Dates and Requirements

It's important to remember that our Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program has certain application requirements and deadlines. For a complete listing of of requirements, visit our ADN admission requirements page

Thanks to a new partnership with Carolina East Medical Center, students can now apply in the spring and fall. To join the next available ADN nursing cohort, application timelines are as follows:

  • Fall 2023 semester: Open Oct. 1 through Feb. 28, 2023
  • Spring 2024 semester: Open Mar. 1 through Aug. 31, 2023

Deadlines for other nursing programs vary. Please visit each program page for more information. 

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for Nursing graduates, including:

  • Hospices
  • Hospitals
  • Mental health facilities
  • Nursing homes
  • Outpatient clinics
  • Physicians’ offices
  • Rehabilitation facilities

Nursing Programs

Title Credential Credit Hours Link to program details
Nursing AAS Degree 67 ‌‌
Practical Nursing Diploma Diploma 45 ‌‌
Nurse Aide Level I Training ‌‌
Nurse Aide Level II Training ‌‌
Nurse Aide I Refresher Training ‌‌
Nurse Aide II Renewal Training ‌‌

Contact Information

Health Programs
Perdue Hall
New Bern Campus
252-639-2025

Workforce Development
Brock Administration Building
New Bern Campus
252-638-7248

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