Join the Profession of Caring. Be a Nurse. The Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to clients throughout their lifespans in a variety of settings including hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physician’s offices, industry, and community agencies. Preparation includes classroom, laboratory, and clinical practice related to the nurse’s role as a provider and manager of care in the discipline of nursing, and as a member of the interdisciplinary team.
We also offer a Practical Nursing Diploma program.
50 – 60
Demand for nurses is high and projected to increase in the future!
Admission into this program is limited.
Visit the Allied Health Admissions page for details on the process and criteria to apply for this program. If you are already a Practical Nurse, complete the Advanced Standing admissions packet found on the Allied Health Admissions page.
Allied Health Admissions
The North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) is the regulating body for all nurses and nursing education programs in North Carolina. The Wayne Community College (WCC) Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program has full approval by the NCBON to provide nursing education. Graduates of the WCC ADN program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) that is required for practice as a Registered Nurse. See the NCBON website for additional information regarding licensure as a Registered Nurse in the State of North Carolina.
The North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Professional Licensure and Certification Disclosure
The ADN program leads to licensure as a Registered Nurse. In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s rules regarding Professional Licensure Programs effective July 1, 2020. Disclosure is provided for all states indicating whether the program meets licensure requirements, does not meet licensure requirements, or has not been determined for each state.
In compliance with the 1990 Americans with Disabilities Act, the following standards have been established. According to the nature of the work required in nursing practice and the educational requirements of the nursing curriculum. The student must be able to meet the following:
|Standard||Examples of Necessary Behaviors (not all-inclusive)|
|Critical thinking ability sufficient for clinical judgment.||Identify cause and effect relationship in actual or simulated clinical situations; analyze data; develop or participate in the development of nursing care plans.|
|Interpersonal abilities sufficient to interact with individuals, families, and groups from a variety of social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds.||Establish rapport with clients/clients, families and colleagues.|
|Communication abilities sufficient for interaction with others in verbal and written form.||Collect assessment data; explain treatment procedures, initiate health teaching, document and interpret nursing actions and client/client and family responses.|
|Physical abilities sufficient to move from room to room and maneuver in small spaces.||Moves around in client/client’s rooms, workspaces and treatment areas; administer cardio-pulmonary procedures.|
|Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient to provide safe and effective nursing care.||Move, calibrate, use equipment and supplies; lift, transfer, and position mobile and immobile clients/clients.|
|Auditory ability sufficient to assess and monitor health needs.||Hears monitor alarm, emergency signals, auscultatory sounds, cries for help|
|Visual ability sufficient for physical assessment, performance of nursing procedures and maintenance of environmental safety.||Observe client/client responses such as skin color, facial expression, specimen color.|
|Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment and performance of nursing procedures.||Perform palpation, functions, of physical examination and/or those related therapeutic intervention, e.g. insertion of a catheter.|
|Emotional stability and mental alertness in performing nursing care.||Maintain a calm and efficient manner in high stress situations with clients/clients, families and colleagues.|
Employment: Registered Nurses (RN) work in a variety of inpatient and outpatient settings. Jobs vary depending on the setting. There are employment options in hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical offices, clinics, home health care, military, schools, and industry. Many RNs choose to specialize in one or more areas of patient care.
Salary: The median annual salary for registered nurses was $73,300 per year as of May 2019, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $52,080, and the highest 10 percent earned more than $111,220 for 2019, though conditions vary by area.
Job Responsibilities: RNs provide and coordinate patient care to individuals in a variety of age groups and developmental stages, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide emotional support to patients and their families. Some duties may include:
Most registered nurses work as part of an interdisciplinary team with medical providers and other healthcare specialists. Some registered nurses oversee Licensed Practical Nurses and Unlicensed Assistive Personnel (i.e. nursing assistants).
Tuition for students taking fewer than 16 semester hours is $76.00 per semester hour for in-state students and $268.00 per semester hour for out-of-state students. Students enrolled for six or more semester hours credit will be charged a $30 student activity fee and a $16 technology fee; those enrolled for less than six semester hours will be charged a $15 student activity fee and an $8 technology fee. No student activity will be charged during the Summer Term. Other program specific fees may also be charged.
The associate degree nursing program at Wayne Community College located in Goldsboro, North Carolina is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, Georgia 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 http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm
ACEN Student Achievement Outcome Data
Licensure Pass Rate NCLEX-RN)
2018 – 92%
2019 – 100%
2020 – 100%
Students’ Completion Rate
2018 – 61%
2019 – 62%
2020 – 50%
RN to BSN Articulation Agreements
The University of North Carolina Constituent Institutions