Program Overview

Associate Degree Nursing

A male student wearing medical scrubs practices using a stethoscope on a female student while she lays on a gurney.

*This program is financial aid eligible.
The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides knowledge, skills, and strategies to integrate safety and quality into nursing care, to practice in a dynamic environment, and to meet individual needs which impact health, quality of life, and achievement of potential.

Course work includes and builds upon the domains of healthcare, nursing practice, and the holistic individual. Content emphasizes the nurse as a member of the interdisciplinary team providing safe, individualized care while employing evidence-based practice, quality improvement, and informatics.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN). Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

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.

Learn more about the program and student achievement outcomes.

If you have questions, please contact Donna Alston or attend an information session.

Before you Apply: The green button below should be used to apply to the College following the Health Technologies Enrollment Steps. Once prerequisites are completed, then apply to the ADN program. The application will be posted here on November 1. The application deadline is February 1. View the Admissions Checklist and Essential Skills documents.

Next Application Deadline is Feb 01

Estimated Tuition & Fees

Associate Degree

Degree Type


Credit Hours

Main Campus, OCC, Online


Program Stats

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Average Salary


Average Class Size


Estimated Completion Time

18-19 months

Licensure Pass Rate


Current and Upcoming Course Offerings

Course Number Title Credit Hours
ACA-122 College Transfer Success 1
BIO-168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
BIO-169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
BIO-271 Pathophysiology 3
ENG-111 Writing and Inquiry 3
ENG-112 Writing and Research in the Disciplines 3
NUR-112 Health-Illness Concepts 5
NUR-114 Holistic Health Concepts 5
NUR-213 Complex Health Concepts 10
PSY-150 General Psychology 3
PSY-241 Developmental Psychology 3

“I love the variety of clinical locations and I have experienced in the ADN program. We are lucky to be surrounded by so many hospitals in the area. This degree will provide me a solid foundation to a lifelong career that I am passionate about. I will forever be grateful to Durham Tech and the faculty that encouraged and supported me along the way.”

—Chelsea Searle