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.

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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. 

Before considering applying to the program, please review the Program Technical Standards [PDF].

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

Nursing Faculty
Name Title
Darcey Rosenblum Interim Director of Nursing Programs
Barbara Tornblom, MSN, RN Nursing Instructor
Christina Weaver, MSN RN Nursing Instructor
Faith Darby Nursing Instructor
Debra Coleman, MSN RN Nursing Instructor
Jim Emerson Jr. Nursing Instructor
Kerrin Hampton Associate Professor
Joseph Kakhu, MSN,  RN Associate Professor
Martha Barham, MSN RN Associate Professor
Pam Bradley, MSN, RN  Nursing Instructor
Rhonda Owens, MSN, RN Associate Professor
Amber Scott Nursing Instructor

Financial aid is available if you qualify. Please visit the Financial Aid web page or contact the Financial Aid office at 336-334-4822 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) Cost
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.