Associate Degree Nursing – Program Detail

Program Mission/Overview

The Associate Degree Nursing program supports the mission of the North Carolina Community College System and the Health Technologies Division. The faculty is committed to providing accessible high quality nursing education to meet the diverse and changing health-care needs of the service area and to promoting the development of qualified students prepared fo rthe professional role of registered nurse at the entry level. Graduates of this program are prepared for entry into the nursing profession and meet the education requirements to take the national Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). The philosophy of the Associate Degree Nursing Program is based upon faculty beliefs related to individuals, the health care system, nursing, the environment, health, quality of life, and achievement of potential. Within this mission the goal of the nursing faculty is to promote the highest quality of nursing care to the individual, families, and the community. The aim is to facilitate optimum health, quality of life, and achievement of potential for the individual.

Program Objectives

Upon completion of the ADN program, the graduate will:

  • As provider of care, utilize the nursing process to provide care to individuals, groups of individuals, and families in a dynamic health care environment.
  • As manager of care, participate within the interdisciplinary team to assure quality patient outcomes.
  • As a member of the discipline of nursing, maintain professional accountability and practice within the legal/ethical standards of nursing care.

Job Placement

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination or (NCLEX-RN) which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse. The employment opportunities for graduates of the Associate Degree Program are diverse. Examples of employment setting: medical clinics, physician offices, long term care facilities, occupational health settings and community agencies.

Facilities

The Piedmont Triad region offers numerous clinical sites where students may have clinical placements. Typically clinical experiences are focused in hospitals, medical clinics, home and community health facilities and long term care agencies.

Program Costs

There are costs related to the nursing program such as uniforms, liability insurance, lab fees and standardized tests.

Staff Directory

Linda Latham, MSN, MAEd, RN, Director

Wanda Douglas, EdD, RN, Program Chair

Nan Krautwurst, RN, BSN, RN, Clinical Coordinator

Ellen Wyrick, RN, MSN, RN, Lab Coordinator

Beth Hyland, BA, Staff Assistant

Faculty

  • Kim Adams, MSN, RN
  • Yolanda Bowens, MSN, RN
  • Renee Harrison, MSN, RN
  • Yolanda Hilton, MSN, RN
  • Ellen Hohf, MSN, RN
  • Sherita Johnson, MSN, RN
  • Terina Lineberry, BSN, RN
  • Sue Ellen Miller, MSN, RN, CNE
  • Caryl Morgan, BSN, RN
  • Bernyce Pritchard, MSN, RN
  • Johnetta Tate, MSN, RN, CHPN
  • Marie Thomas, PhD, RN, CRE, FNP-C
  • Sherry Troop, MSN, RN
  • Amber Welborn, MSN, RN
  • Stephanie Yoder, MSN, RN