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Associate Degree Nursing

Interested in a rewarding career taking care of others? Get an Associate Degree in Nursing and have a career that’s always in demand.

2020 Top Ranked Nursing Schools RegisteredNursing.orgThe Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) curriculum provides 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. The program provides high-quality education to individuals in the community seeking a career as a registered nurse and to promote the transition of the licensed practical nurse into the role of the registered nurse. Upon completion of the course of study and successfully passing the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN), the student may enter employment as a registered nurse.

Nursing Program ranked number 1 in the state by Associate Degree Nursing students had a 100% pass rate on the NCLEX this year. Over 1300 graduates since the program started.

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The Associate Degree nursing program at Cape Fear Community College located in Wilmington, NC is accredited by the:


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Rd NE
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

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

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at

Quick information

Spring 2022 Application Period Associate Degree Nursing
September 9, 2021 – October 7, 2021

(Note: Unavailable during the CFCC holiday break)

Application Period Associate Degree Nursing
October 14, 2021 – January 10, 2022

(Note: Unavailable during the CFCC holiday break)

Application Period
Nursing Transition
September 23, 2021 – October 26, 2021
Information Sessions
Wed Sept. 22, 2021 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Union Station Building, Room 170
Wed Oct. 20, 2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am Virtual (Check back for link)
Tue Nov. 16, 2021 10:00 am – 11:00 am Union Station Building, Room 170
Tue Dec. 14, 2021 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Virtual (Check back for link)
Associate Degree Nursing Course Information

Related Information

Student Achievement Data
NCLEX-RN Pass Rates
Year Pass Rate
2018 100%
2019 100%
2020 98%
Program Completion Rate
Year % of Students
2018 66%
2019 68%
2020 66%

Updated: April 2021

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