Nursing Career

The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum prepares individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to clients and groups of clients throughout the lifespan in a variety of settings. Courses will include content related to the nurse’s role as provider of nursing care, as manager of care, as member of the discipline of nursing, and as a member of the interdisciplinary team. Graduates of the Associate Degree Nursing program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physician’s offices, industry, and community agencies.

ADN Student Handbook of Policies and Procedures

Frequently asked questions

BEFORE applying to the ADN program you MUST:

  1. Apply to Roanoke-Chowan Community College.
  2. Proficiency in math as evidenced by completion of DMA 50 with a grade of P, or by placement test exemption.
  3. Proficiency in reading as evidenced by completion of DRE 098 with a grade of P, or by placement test exemption.
  4. Possess a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 higher on the most recent three (3) academic semesters (minimum of 12 college credit hours) of coursework. The GPA calculations will omit grades from developmental, ACA, and PE courses.

a. Complete an application for Admission to Roanoke-Chowan Community College (R-CCC) online by visiting the R-CCC website Roanoke-Chowan Community College

b. Request and submit official transcripts from high school or Adult High School Diploma/GED certificate and all colleges/universities attended to Student Development Services, Roanoke-Chowan Community College, 109 Community College Road, Ahoskie, NC 27910. Applicants with a bachelor’s degree are not required to submit high school transcripts.

c. GPA (Grade Point Average) requirement: Applicant must have a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.8 or higher on the most recent three (3) academic semesters (minimum of 12 college credit hours) of coursework. The GPA calculations will omit grades from developmental courses, ACA courses and PE courses.

d. Applicant must complete the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program Application (Click here for the application) and submit a copy by postal mail postmarked on or before March 1, no exceptions granted. Mail to ATTN: Admissions, Roanoke-Chowan Community College, 109 Community College Road, Ahoskie, NC 27910. Must include e, f, and g in your application packet.

e. Applicant must be listed as a Certified Nurse Aid with the NC Division of Health Service Regulation Registry at time of application.

f. Applicant must submit evidence of cardiopulmonary certification (CPR) at the Health Care Provider Level (American Heart Association) at the time of applying.

gCompleted Health Form: Submit a completed North Carolina Community College System (NCCCS) Health Examination Form, available online at (Click here for Health Form).

h. Conditional Letter – Permission to take Kaplan Entrance Exam: After the qualifying 2.8 GPA has been confirmed by the Registrar’s Office, the Kaplan Entrance Examination for the ADN Program must be taken.

i. Applicants seeking admission must complete ALL of the above minimum admission requirements. A complete packet includes the Nursing Program Application, Health Form, proof of NAI Registry, and CPR certification. Your application will be removed if all of this information is not completed and included at the time of submission. Completion of the minimum admission requirements does not guarantee acceptance into the Nursing Program.

Prior to attending clinical, you must complete a Criminal Background Check. You will receive further instructions regarding this process once admitted to the nursing program. Please review your criminal status before applying to the ADN program.