Nursing AAS

Three nursing students practice on a simulated patient

Nursing AAS

Program Code: A45110 / P1032C

Our Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program prepares you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a registered nurse. Courses will include content related to a nurse’s role as a care provider and part of the interdisciplinary team. Graduates of the ADN program can apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), which is required to practice as a registered nurse. The ADN program begins each fall and spring semester.

Skills You’ll Learn

The Associate Degree Nursing program is focused on job-related skills in the following areas:

  • Practice professional nursing behavior incorporating personal accountability and accountability for continued competence
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with individuals, significant support persons, and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team
  • Integrate knowledge of holistic needs of individuals to provide individualized assessments
  • Incorporate informatics to mitigate error and formulate evidence-based clinical judgments and management decisions
  • Implement safe, caring interventions through documented best practices for individuals in diverse settings
  • Develop a teaching plan for individuals and/or the nursing team, including teaching and learning principles
  • Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for positive individualized and organizational outcomes using knowledge, skills, and attitudes for continuous improvement and quality
  • Evaluate nursing interventions and strategies, quality improvement processes, and technologies to ensure positive individual and organizational outcomes
  • Manage health care for the individual using cost effective nursing strategies, critical thinking skills, quality improvement processes, and current technologies

Career Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for Associate Degree Nursing graduates, including:

Plan of Study

The recommended course sequence for this program and a complete list of related classes are available in the Academic Catalog. Click the button below to view a copy of this plan of study, which is also available as a PDF.

ADN Plan of Study (link is external) LPN to ADN Plan of Study (link is external)

Questions others are asking.

We offer several credentials that provide the flexibility you need. Most degree programs last two years and provide the most in-depth study of a particular subject. Diplomas and certificates take less time and are often taken in conjunction with other degree programs. Specialized training is also available for workforce development programs that are completed in less than a year.

NLN CNEA Nursing Accreditation Seal

The Associate Degree in Nursing program at Craven Community College is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037, 202-909-2487.

Yes. Craven Community College offers a partnership through East Carolina University (ECU) to provide the ENC Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program. The RIBN program is for students straight out of high school and is typically four years, while the aRIBN program is for students who have already graduated high school and is typically three years.. Through these programs, students are dually admitted to Craven CC and ECU to obtain their ADN and BSN degrees. This allows students to obtain their BSN for a fraction of the cost.

Learn more about the RIBN and aRIBN programs.

Contact Information

Health Programs - Nursing
Perdue Hall
New Bern Campus

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