students practicing with IV The LPN to Associate Degree Nursing Track curriculum is designed for students that have already met the requirements to be a Licensed Practical Nurse and wish to further their education to include an Associate Degree. It is an evening program with a summer start.

The registered nurse may be employed in a wide variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians' offices, industry, and community health agencies.

Approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the five-semester Associate Degree Nursing program provides the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in all areas of the profession.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Clinical and classroom experiences represent an integrated approach, with the student moving from simple to complex nursing concepts and skills. The classroom portion of the program is taught during the day. Clinical experiences may include 12-hour shifts and weekend shifts depending on what clinical sites are available each semester.

Students are required to have CPR certification and be a certified Nursing Assistant I before entering the first nursing course. Program graduates are awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree.

Merit based scholarships

The College Foundation of North Carolina offers merit based scholarships for nursing students. The Nurse Education Scholarship and loan program is for nursing students only. Nursing students may also be eligible for Health, Science, and Mathematics Scholarships. Students must apply directly to SEAA for consideration. If interested, please visit the NESLP website.