School of health and Public services
Nursing - Associate Degree
Associate Degree Nursing Program – Fall Semester 2014
(Admission criteria are subject to change.)
The deadline to submit an application to the College AND meet with an Admissions Counselor in Student Services to activate the application for the Fall 2014 Nursing Program is December 18, 2013. No applications will be accepted or processed by the Student Services staff after 5:00 p.m. on December 18, 2013. No exceptions. (We are no longer accepting applications for the Fall 2013 nursing program.)
We are glad you have chosen CVCC to further your educational goals. This information will assist you with the admission processes for the ADN program. Please carefully review all information which has been provided. Upon graduation from the program, the student receives the Associate in Applied Science (A.A.Sc.) Degree. The associate degree program is fully approved by the North Carolina State Board of Nursing and accredited by the National League for Nursing. If you have questions regarding this information, contact the CVCC Department of Nursing at 828-327-7000.
For general information related to the profession of nursing, refer to the Bureau of Labor Statistics provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos083.htm.
What is the class schedule/length for the ADN program? CVCC currently offers an Associate Degree in Nursing program during the day. (An evening option is offered every other year contingent upon funding.) Students participate in classroom, laboratory, and clinical experience typically Monday through Friday. The ADN program option consists of five semesters and takes two years to complete. Graduates of the program are eligible to take the national licensure exam (NCLEX) for RNs. (The NC Board of Nursing will review the criminal background checks of each person applying for licensure. Applicants can be denied licensure based on this review.) Applicants may take the general education/related coursework for the ADN program prior to acceptance. Please note that taking these courses does not shorten the program length, but it does lighten one’s course load each semester after acceptance into the program.
Admission: The ADN Day Option program begins in the fall semester. (The Evening Option, when offered, begins in the spring semester but is chosen from the prior fall applicant list.) Admission to the program is based upon completion of all minimum requirements as listed on the attached “Minimum Admission Requirements-MARs” page by the specified deadline, the number of vacancies in the program, and the competitive selection process. To begin the admissions process, attend a Starting Points Information Session, complete the admission file (see #1 on MARs page), and meet with an admissions staff member in Student Services.
Costs: College tuition is set by the North Carolina State Legislature and is subject to change. ADN students are required to purchase a variety of books, class uniforms, malpractice insurance, accident insurance, and other fees as set by the College. The approximate cost for the program is $6,000.00. (This figure is based upon current in-state tuition rates and reflects an approximate cost only.)
Financial Aid: All applicants are encouraged to apply for financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For information about financial aid, contact the Financial Aid Office at 828-327-7000.
Computer Access: Coursework requires ready access to a reliable computer with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. Upon application to CVCC, students are assigned a CVCC email address. It is the responsibility of the student to open this email account and read it frequently as the College provides crucial program information through this email account.
IMPORTANT NOTE REGARDING CVCC EMAIL: Your CVCC email account is the primary method of communication between the College and you. Please check your CVCC email regularly. You will be notified of your accepted or non-accepted status via CVCC email within 1-3 months after the January deadline date.
Criminal Background Check: Carefully read the information below regarding background checks, drug testing, and the result of a negative background check.
- Some clinical facilities will require students to undergo criminal background checks and/or drug testing.
- The student may be required to pay fees associated with these screenings.
- Clinical facilities may refuse access to clinical experiences based on the criminal background checks and/or drug testing.
- If a clinical facility refuses to allow a student access to a clinical experience, the student will be unable to continue in the program.
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