Associate Degree Nursing

Program Description

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Program Content

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

Additional Information

  1. 2018 NCLEX-RN first time pass rate is 98%! See NC Board of Nursing NCLEX Report for all NC nursing schools.
  2. JCC's NCLEX passing rate is 99% over the past 3 years (2018, 2017, 2016). The state average for 3 years is 91%. The 2018 national average is 83% and over 3 years 88%.
  3. ranked JCC as #4 in best RN programs in NC!

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Program Accreditation

The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone 404-975-5000, fax 404-975-5020,  

How do I get started?

  1. Apply to the College and submit all transcripts (including high school and all colleges attended),
  2. Indicate nursing as the desired program of interest on your application.
  3. Check on your application status if you have not received communication from the Admission Office within one week after submission of application. All transcripts should be on file before proceeding to step #4 to schedule an appointment with a Counselor. Scheduling an appointment without transcripts or students that may need placement testing may lead to additional appointments.
  4. College placement and/or an scheduling an appointment with a Counselor in Student Services (919-209-2128) is required.
  5. Attend an Health Science Information Session (check dates available on website, media screens, and in Student Services).
  6. Review and print admission criteria for the nursing program located on the nursing page and bring that information with you to the Information Session.
  7. Application for the nursing program is only provided at the Information Session, therefore attendance is mandatory.
  8. It is important that you adhere to all admission criteria deadlines to be considered for admission to the nursing program.
  9. All questions concerning admissions (application, transcripts, etc.) should be referred to the Admission Office.


Program Information

Angela P. Swank
Department Chair of Nursing Education Programs
(919) 209-2033


Theresa Lee
Admission Coordinator, Health Programs
(919) 209-2049