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Nursing - ADN


With today's national demand for nurses, it's the perfect time for those with a passion for others to pursue a sustainable and rewarding nursing career.

Program Highlights


  • Clinical experiences and hands-on learning within Atrium Health facilities
  • 98% pass NCLEX licensing exam on first attempt
  • 90% of students step into a career at Atrium Health after graduation
  • Small class sizes
  • Atrium Health Loan Forgiveness program available

Curriculum


Our program, consisting of 5-6 semesters of course work, immerses you in real-world nursing. Nursing courses include Nursing Fundamentals, Behavioral Health, Maternal/Neonatal Health and others. The clinical portion of your education enables you to experience many different areas before you decide your area of specialty. General Studies courses include Anatomy and Physiology, Human Growth and Development and Microbiology. For full curriculum details, download the viewbook below.

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Tuition & Fees


$382 per credit hour

For Tuition & Fee details:
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Loan Forgiveness

Atrium Health offers a loan agreement available to finance up to $10,000 for students enrolled in the ADN program. This loan defers payment on principal and interest, and if the graduate becomes employed full-time by an eligible Atrium Health facility, a work forgiveness option is available. Questions? Contact FinancialAid@CCHSmail.org or 704-355-5486.

Application Requirements


  • Application – Submit here (plus all documents) by deadline
  • High School Transcripts – 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • College Transcripts – Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • SAT or ACT – 900/19 minimum score (waived with bachelor’s degree)
  • TEAS Test – At least 50th percentile of the national mean
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Deadlines


 

Term Deadlines Decision Notification
Summer 2021 November 1, 2020 Within 4-6 weeks of submitting a completed application
Fall 2021 February 1, 2021 Within 4-6 weeks of submitting a completed application
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Kiara Johnson, ADN Alumna

Kiara is a two-time Carolinas College alumna, having first graduated from the Surgical Technology program in 2015. “I realized that I wanted to be more hands-on with my patients,” Kiara says. “This sparked a desire to continue my education and become a registered nurse.” After receiving her ADN from Carolinas College in 2019, Kiara went right to work in the cardiothoracic ICU at Atrium Health’s Carolinas Medical Center. Kiara says her education prepared her well for her nursing career. "I learned so much in clinical settings that other schools don’t even have access to," she says. "And the teachers are fully devoted to their students."

Pre-Nursing Pathway


At Carolinas College, our Nursing program is extremely competitive. The Pre-Nursing track is a great way to complete the General Studies courses and then potentially earn guaranteed admission to the Nursing program depending on your academic performance. Think this is the right path for you? Check out our General Studies page for more info.

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