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Associate Degree Nursing (AAS), Registered Nursing (A45110)

The Cleveland Community College Associate Degree Nursing program is a member of the Foothills Nursing Consortium with Isothermal Community College and McDowell Technical Community College. 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.

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 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.

Admission and Selection Criteria

Admission to Associate Degree Nursing is competitive among qualified applicants according to established criteria. There is a limited application period and exact admissions evaluation criteria are revised and updated annually. All Associate Degree Nursing applicants are required to attend an annual Allied Health information session in order to declare Associate Degree Nursing as a program of study. Allied Health information session schedules are available in Student Services at 704.669.4081 or online at http://clevelandcc.edu/index.php?page=allied-health-students.

An admissions and selection rubric will be used to determine acceptance to the Associate Degree Nursing program. Students not selected to the program may reapply for the next year by attending another Allied Health Information session. All applications for admission must be updated annually. If one has applied previously, he or she must initiate the process again, including the PSB aptitude exam retesting.

CCC has established admissions and selection procedures to ensure students are admitted and selected in a consistent and equitable manner. The admissions and selection rubric is only intended to provide students with a checklist assisting in identifying program eligibility requirements, while outlining the admissions/selection process. This rubric is for student use only and does not serve as the official record of calculated points. Completion of these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program.

For the most current admission and selection rubric, please visit the College webpage at www.clevelandcc.edu.

Prospective ADN candidates residing in Cleveland, Rutherford, Polk, or McDowell counties must apply to the college serving their county. Other applicants may apply to the college of their convenience. Daytime and evening/weekend sections are offered to meet graduation requirements in the Nursing program. Graduates of this program will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing.

The student is responsible for making sure that these requirements have been met and that all materials have been received by the Admissions Office. Admission requirements currently in effect must be completed.

Completion of these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program.

Admission Requirements - Advanced Placement (LPN)

Daytime and evening/weekend sections are offered to meet graduation requirements in the Nursing program.

Graduates of this program will be awarded the Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing.

All materials must be sent to the Admissions Office of the respective college.

The student is responsible for making sure that these requirements have been met and that all materials have been received by the Admissions Office. Admission requirements currently in effect must be completed.

Completion of these requirements will not guarantee admission to the program.

Intra-Consortium Transfer/Reentry Policy

  1. All requests for reentry into the nursing program must be approved by the Admissions Office and the Nursing Director prior to implementation.
  2. Only one reentry will be considered between consortium member colleges or from other nursing programs.
  3. Students must remain with the college of entry during the program regardless of residence.

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