Program Requirements

For admission into the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) program, applicants must meet admission criteria to the college and must:
- Submit an official transcript showing evidence of high school or college level Algebra I, geometry and Algebra II or a math with Algebra II as prerequisite, biology and chemistry with a preferred minimum grade of "C".
- Present an acceptable SAT I (480 - critical reading and 440 - math) or ACT (21) minimum scores
- Submit two references that speak to academic ability and/or work ethic (if applicant has previously been enrolled in a nursing program within the past five years, one reference must be from a program official at the institution attended)
- Provide evidence of an upper-half ranking from their high school class
Before enrolling in Nursing 101, the student must:
- Present evidence of completion of a state-approved nursing assistant (NA) course within the last year or be on the current North Carolina NA I registry prior to enrolling (a list of state approved programs is available at
- Present evidence of current American Heart Association BLS for Healthcare Providers course completion

Advanced Placement for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)
In addition to the previously discussed requirements, in order to qualify for acceptance to the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) program and advanced placement in the nursing curriculum, an LPN applicant must:
- Submit an official transcript from an approved practical nursing education program
- Present a current, unrestricted North Carolina nurse license
- Complete or have plans to complete the general education courses or equivalent in accordance with the transfer credit policies that are pre-requisite to NSG 120, which are:
ο BIO 190 and 210
ο PSY 150 (see course description in Catalog)
- Achieve a score of 70 on the National League for Nursing (NLN) Acceleration Challenge Exam (ACE) I PN-RN to receive credit for NSG 110
The NA I requirement is waived and advanced placement is granted for BIO 100 (Medical Terminology).
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