Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

Program Type
Grant, Scholarship


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 interprofessional 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.

Outcome Data

First Writing Licensure Exam Passage Rates
NCLEX-RN Class of 2022: 94%

Program Completion
RN Class of 2022: 46%

Applicants seeking to enter the Associate Degree Nursing program must complete Special Admissions requirements.

Credential Requirements

Fall Semester I

ACA 122College Transfer Success1 CR
PSY 150General Psychology3 CR
BIO 168Anatomy & Physiology I4 CR
NUR 111Intro to Health Concepts8 CR
Semester Credit Hours16 CR

Spring Semester I

NUR 113Family Health Concepts5 CR
NUR 112Health Illness Concepts5 CR
BIO 169Anatomy and Physiology4 CR
PSY 241Developmental Psychology3 CR
Semester Credit Hours17 CR

Summer Semester I

NUR 211Health Care Concepts5 CR
Semester Credit Hours5 CR

Fall Semester II

NUR 114Holistic Health Concepts5 CR
NUR 212Health System Concepts5 CR
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3 CR
Semester Credit Hours13 CR

Spring Semester II

NUR 213Complex Health Concepts10 CR
ENG 112 or ENG 114Writing/Research in the Disciplines or Prof. Research and Reporting3 CR
Elective Humanities / Fine Arts3 CR
Semester Credit Hours16 CR

Minimum hours needed to graduate: 67

Help Paying for School

Students enrolling in for-credit curriculum courses can apply for multiple forms of financial assistance to help pay for school including Federal Student Aid and SCC Foundation Scholarships.

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Nursing Accreditation and Approval

The Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs at Sampson Community College located in Clinton, NC are accredited by:

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

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs is Continuing Accreditation.

The Associate Degree and Practical Nursing programs are given full approval by:

North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON)
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: (919) 782-3211

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Licensure Disclosures

The nursing programs at Sampson Community College satisfy the professional licensure requirements in North Carolina and prepare students to sit for these exams. However, requirements in other states may be different. North Carolina is considered a compact state regarding licensure. If you are considering a program that may lead to a professional license, it is advised to inquire with your prospective state Board of Nursing.