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Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) (A45110)

The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) 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.  Coursework 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.

This program has selective admissions requirements. You can find them and more program information in the ADN Information Sheet.

The ADN program at Brunswick Community College, located in Bolivia, NC is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the ADN program is Initial Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at


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BCC Program Outcomes for ADN and PN programs


Course Title Credits
Summer Semester #1
NUR 117 Pharmacology 2
Semester Total 2
Fall Semester #1
BIO 168 Anatomy and Physiology I 4
ENG 111 Writing & Inquiry 3
NUR 111 Introduction to Health Concepts 8
Semester Total 15
Spring Semester #1
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
NUR 112 Health-Illness Concepts 5
NUR 114 Holistic Health Concepts 5
PSY 150 General Psychology 3
Semester Total 17
Summer Semester #2
NUR 113 Family Health Concepts 5
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
Semester Total 8
Fall Semester #2
BIO 275 Microbiology* 4
NUR 211 Health Care Concepts 5
NUR 212 Health System Concepts 5
Humanities/Fine Arts Elective 3
ART 111, ART 115, HUM 115, MUS 110, MUS 112, PHI 215, PHI 240
Semester Total 17
Spring Semester #2
ENG 112 Writing/Research/Disciplines 3
ENG 114 Professional Research & Reporting 3
NUR 213 Complex Health Concepts 10
Semester Total 13
Total Program Credits 72

Additional student information:

• Must be a graduate of a state approved NA program OR be licensed as a Practical Nurse (PN), before applying to the nursing program.

• Must complete all non-nursing courses with a grade of “C” or higher. All nursing courses must be completed with an exam average of “80” or higher.

Nursing Information Sessions are required and held in person (no longer available on Moodle). If you are interested in applying for the 2024 Nursing Program, you must attend an Information Session before January 31, 2024. Information Sessions will be held monthly in the Health Sciences building, classroom J-106. To register, please email Shaylene Ball, Director of Nursing at [email protected].

• Must score at least a 59 or higher on the required TEAS nursing entrance exam. Exam must be completed before applying to the AND program. Scores are only good for 3 years.

• BCC has an articulation agreement with UNCP for ADN graduates interested in pursuing their BSN. Please speak to an advisor for further information.


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