Nursing: Associate Degree Nursing

Registered Nurses are the largest group of healthcare professionals in the United states and the most trusted profession as well. GTCC offers an Associate Degree in Nursing that prepares you for licensure as a Registered Nurse. RNs assist individuals, families, and communities to achieve and maintain health. The RN develops a plan of nursing care and coordinates the implementation of the plan of care with the healthcare team. Nursing care is both interdependent, for example, reliant on physicians, and independent as nursing professionals.

Employment opportunities occur in a variety of settings including hospitals, medical offices, urgent care centers, home healthcare, industry, schools, and long term care facilities. 

The Associate Degree Nursing program at GTCC is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing (www.ncbon.com).

Credentialing Options

Career Opportunities

Nursing

Frequently Asked Questions

The Associate Degree Nursing program has a selective admissions process. The cap on annual student enrollment is 220; therefore, with each admission process, the number of accepted students varies depending on the number of continuing students. Typically, 50-60 students are accepted with each fall and spring admission and about 20 students are accepted each summer in the LPN-RN bridge program. 

Students interested in applying to this program must follow guidelines on our Limited Entry Programs page.

The Nursing faculty are qualified to teach in both the Practical and Associate Degree Nursing programs.

Last

First

Title

Barham

Martha

RN, MSN

Bentley

Gail

RN, PhD

Best-Rhodes

Alexis

RN, PhD

Coleman

Debra

RN, MSN

Dumas

Pandora

RN, MSN

George

Dona

RN, MSN

Gingles

Linda

RN, MSN

Gwaltney

Wendi

RN, MSN

Harper

Aleta

RN, MSN

Kakhu

Joseph

RN, MSN

Mitman

Martha

RN, MSN

Ntuen

Tina

RN, MSN, MD

Owens

Rhonda

RN, MSN

Phillips

Kathy

RN, MSN

Rogers

Pam

RN, MSN

Smith

Bobbie

RN, MSN

Wallace

Jenny

RN, MS

Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please visit the Financial Aid web page or contact the Financial Aid office at 336-334-4822 and select option 3.

Students will receive a letter acknowledging their acceptance into the program with additional information on a mandatory orientation session prior to the start of classes. At the orientation, students will be provided information on health requirements, background/drug screening, clinical requirements, uniforms, etc. 

Students who are not accepted may want to apply for the next admission of the same program if they are certain it is what they want. Students may be counseled as to how to improve their ranking chances for the next admission. They may also be provided with information on other programs that they may be interested in attending. 

Associate Degree Nursing (5 semesters)

Item

Cost

Tuition (in-state)

$76/hr

Fees (campus access, parking, security, activity, technology, insurance, malpractice insurance, etc.)

$100/semester

Textbooks/Resources/Standardized Assessments

$1,300

Uniforms/Supplies

$150

Health requirements

$250

Criminal Background Check/Drug Screen

$97

CPR Training

$50

NCLEX Review Course

 

Nursing Assistant I Listing

$108

Nursing Assistant II Listing

$24

Graduation Fee

$35

NCLEX-PN or NCLEX- RN (Application Fee for licensure after graduation)

$315

Estimated Total Cost for the program

$8,000

Prior to graduation, students will have a review course and receive information on the licensing exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Upon graduation, the student will be eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN. Students should be aware that the North Carolina Board of Nursing requires background screening prior to licensure and may deny licensure based on the results of the screening.