Associate Degree Nursing – Program Detail
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 for the 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.
Upon completion of the Associate Degree Nursing Program, the graduate will upon licensure:
- Practice professional nursing behaviors incorporating personal responsibility and accountability for continued competence.
- Communicate professionally and effectively with individuals, significant support persons, and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
- Integrate knowledge of the holistic needs of the individual to provide an individual centered assessment.
- Incorporate informatics to formulate evidence-based clinical judgments and management decisions.
- Implement caring interventions incorporating documented best practices for individuals in diverse settings.
- Develop a teaching plan for individuals, and/or the nursing team, incorporating teaching and learning principles.
- Collaborate with the interdisciplinary healthcare team to advocate for positive individual and organizational outcomes.
- Manage healthcare for the individual using cost effective nursing strategies, quality improvement processes, and current technologies.
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.
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.
Classroom and laboratory sessions are offered during the day; clinical hours may be scheduled during any part of the 24-hour day, seven days a week.
There are costs related to the nursing program such as uniforms, liability insurance, lab fees and standardized tests.
Linda Latham, MSN, MAEd, RN, Director of Nursing
Wanda Douglas, MSN, EdD, RN, Department Chair
Nan Krautwurst, BSN, RN, Clinical Coordinator
Beth Hyland, BA, Staff Assistant
Kim Adams, MSN, RN
Yolanda Bowens, MSN, RN
Shawn Davenport, MSN, RN
Renee Harrison, MSN, RN
Yolanda Hilton, MSN, RN
Ellen Hohf, MSN, RN
Terina Lineberry, BSN, RN
Rhonda Lockhart, MSN, RN
Sue Ellen Miller, MSN, RN, CNE
Caryl Morgan, MSN, RN
Angela Plott, MSN, RN
Bernyce Pritchard, MSN, RN
Johnetta Tate, MSN, RN
Sherry Troop, MSN, RN
Stephanie Yoder, MSN, RN