Format: In-person and Hybrid
Time to Complete: 2 Years
Start Term: Fall
Location: Davidson Campus
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.
The Traditional Option of the Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills and strategies required to become a registered nurse (RN). Students practice in a dynamic environment. They learn to meet the individual needs that impact health, quality of life and achievement of potential. Students in the Traditional Option learn by participating in on-campus classes and labs during the daytime hours, and clinical rotations in local healthcare agencies. Please note that this program option provides comprehensive nursing instruction. Individuals with an LPN license should consider the LPN to ADN Nursing Option.
The LPN to ADN Option of the Associate Degree Nursing program provides knowledge, skills and strategies to transition individuals from the LPN role to the RN role in a medical setting. The program prepares individuals to assume greater leadership and management responsibility in providing direct care to patients and working closely with other health professionals to be sure that the entire healthcare team is meeting the patient’s needs. Students in the LPN to ADN Option learn by participating in online classroom instruction and performing precepted clinical rotations in healthcare agencies across North Carolina. Please note that only individuals with an LPN license are eligible for this option.
Through a collaboration with North Carolina A&T State University, RIBN is a nursing program option that prepares qualified students for the professional role of a registered nurse at the entry level. Students admitted to this program through the competitive entry process take three years of on-campus nursing education at Davidson-Davie while also taking one course each semester at NC A&T State. Upon the completion of their third year, students will earn their Associate Degree in Nursing. Students then complete their BSN requirements with North Carolina A&T State University in their fourth year. Please note that this program option provides comprehensive nursing instruction. Individuals with an LPN license should consider the LPN to ADN Nursing Option.
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.
Graduates of the 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.
Admission into the Associate Degree Nursing program is limited. Students must complete the admissions requirements as outlined in the admissions packet in order to be eligible for selection. Meeting all admission requirements does not guarantee placement into the Associate Degree Nursing program. Interested students should contact the admissions office for more information.
66 Credit Hours: $5,016.00
Student Fees: $386.25
Proctored Testing Fee for LPN to ADN Students: $325.00
The Associate Degree Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (3390 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; 404.975.5000) and approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
2019 Student Achievement Data for all ADN students:
NCLEX Pass rates: 78%
Program Completion rates: 71%
Job Placement rates: 100%
Davidson-Davie Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award certificates, diplomas and associate degrees. Questions about the accreditation of Davidson-Davie Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website (www.sacscoc.org).