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Associate Degree Nursing

Shawn KingThe Associate Degree Nursing curriculum is designed to prepare the graduate to assess, analyze, plan, implement, and evaluate nursing care. The graduate is eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination.

The registered nurse may be employed in a wide variety of health care settings, such as hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians' offices, industry, and community health agencies.

Approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), the five-semester Associate Degree Nursing program provides the knowledge and skills needed to function effectively in all areas of the profession.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Clinical and classroom experiences represent an integrated approach, with the student moving from simple to complex nursing concepts and skills. The classroom portion of the program is taught during the day. Clinical experiences may include 12-hour shifts and weekend shifts depending on what clinical sites are available each semester.

A new student may enroll in the fall semester. Students are required to have CPR certification and be a certified Nursing Assistant I before entering the first nursing course. Students who are licensed as a Practical Nurse may be enrolled as an advanced-standing student. Program graduates are awarded the Associate in Applied Science degree.

Public Notice of Upcoming Accreditation Review Visit By The ACEN

Durham Technical Community College wishes to announce that it will host a site review for continuing accreditation of its Associate Degree Nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled from 12:45 p.m.–1:45 p.m. on September 25, 2014 in the GlaxoSmithKline Technology Center Auditorium (room 900), 1700 Cooper Street (Bldg 9), Durham, NC 27703.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:
Dr. Sharon Tanner, Chief Executive Officer
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Or e-mail:
All written comments should be received by the ACEN by September 17, 2014.

Merit based scholarships

The College Foundation of North Carolina offers merit based scholarships for nursing students. The Nurse Education Scholarship and loan program is for nursing students only. Nursing students may also be eligible for Health, Science, and Mathematics Scholarships. Students must apply directly to SEAA for consideration. If interested, please use the following link for more information