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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)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
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

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Application Period Associate Degree Nursing
October 14, 2020 – January 7, 2021

(Note: Unavailable from December 23, 2020 (12:00 p.m.) until January 4, 2020 (9:00 a.m.) due to CFCC holiday break)

Application Period
Nursing Transition
September 23, 2020 – October 26, 2020
Information Sessions
Information sessions are being held virtually. NO appointment needed. Please arrive on time.

Wed Oct. 21, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Access the Session
Wed Nov. 18, 2020 10:30 am – 12:00 pm Access the Session
Wed Dec. 9, 2020 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm Access the Session
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