Associate Degree Nursing

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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.

Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses

Eastern North Carolina Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (ENC RIBN) is a partnership between Beaufort Community College, Carteret Community College, Coastal Carolina Community College, College of the Albemarle, Craven Community College, James Sprunt Community College, Johnston Community College, Lenoir Community College, Pitt Community College, Roanoke Chowan Community College, Wayne Community College, and East Carolina University. Candidates are enrolled in both the designated community college and at East Carolina University.

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Physicians’ Offices
Medical Laboratories
Government Agencies

Intro to Health Concepts
Health-Illness Concepts
Holistic Health Concepts
Family Health Concepts
Nursing Transition Concepts
Health Care Concepts
Health System Concepts
Complex Health Concepts

Students will be able to relate to the individual as a holistic, complex, multidimensional, unique, and significant being across the lifespan.
Students will be able to internalize foundational principles of professional nursing practice to provide safe, culturally competent, therapeutic care for individuals across the lifespan.
Students will be able to transfer knowledge of the concepts within the domains of health care system to safely and ethically administer care to the individual across the lifespan.
Students will demonstrate professional behaviors consistent with employer expectations.

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing