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.
Pitt Community College does not offer an LPN-RN transition program and does not accept re-entry associate degree nursing students, licensed practical nursing students, and baccalaureate degree nursing students from other colleges/universities who were enrolled within the past three years counting back from the date of enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Pitt Community College does not accept transfer students currently enrolled in another nursing program, either, except for extenuating circumstances, such as military relocation.
Eastern North Carolina Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (ENC RIBN) is a partnership between Beaufort Community College, Craven Community College, Lenoir Community College, Pitt Community College, Roanoke Chowan Community College, and East Carolina University. Candidates are enrolled in both the designated community college and at East Carolina University.
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Intro to Health 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