pitt community college nursing program

Last Updated on December 28, 2022

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 interdisciplinary 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.

Pitt Community College does not offer an LPN-RN transition program and does not accept re-entry associate degree nursing students, licensed practical nursing students, and baccalaureate degree nursing students from other colleges/universities who were enrolled within the past three years counting back from the date of enrollment in the Associate Degree Nursing Program. Pitt Community College does not accept transfer students currently enrolled in another nursing program, either, except for extenuating circumstances, such as military relocation.

Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses

Eastern North Carolina Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (ENC RIBN) is a partnership between Beaufort Community College, Carteret Community College, Coastal Carolina Community College, College of the Albemarle, Craven Community College, James Sprunt Community College, Johnston Community College, Lenoir Community College, Pitt Community College, Roanoke Chowan Community College, Wayne Community College, and East Carolina University. Candidates are enrolled in both the designated community college and at East Carolina University.

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Intro to Health Concepts
Health-Illness Concepts
Holistic Health Concepts
Family Health Concepts
Nursing Transition Concepts
Health Care Concepts
Health System Concepts
Complex Health Concepts

Admissions Requirements

The Health Sciences Admissions Step-by-Step Guide (pdf format) describes the steps required to apply to a health sciences program. It also describes the processes used by each health sciences program to accept students for admission.

Health Sciences Admissions

Health Sciences programs have special admissions requirements. These requirements are in addition to those completed for the College. Until you complete the special admission requirements and are accepted into your intended program of study, you will be enrolled as an Associate in General Education (AGE) major.

Students may learn more about health sciences admissions processes by reviewing the Health Sciences Admissions Step-by-Step Guide and Essential Q&As.

For more information or to apply for admission to a health sciences program, contact Health Sciences Admissions at [email protected] or 252-493-7473.

Distance Education Requirements

A traditional course is a course offered face-to-face in a classroom or clinical setting. An internet course is a course offered totally online. Hybrid and blended courses are courses where a portion is face-to-face and a portion is online (hybrid courses have 50% or more of the instructional hours offered online and blended courses have less than 50% of the instructional hours offered online). Traditional courses include the label “TR” at the end of the course section number. Internet courses include the label “IN” at the end of the course section number. Hybrid courses include the label “HY” at the end of the course section number. Blended courses include the label “BL” at the end of the course section number.

The following health sciences programs offer one or more courses in either an internet or hybrid format: Advanced Medical Coding, Breast Sonography, CT/MRI, Emergency Medical Science, Health Information Technology, Mammography, Medical Assisting, Medical Dosimetry, Nuclear Medicine, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Positron Emission Tomography, Polysomnography, Radiation Therapy, Radiography, and Respiratory Therapy.

Associate Degree Nursing, Cardiovascular Sonography, Dental Assisting, and Medical Sonography offer no online instruction but will use various electronic means (i.e., email, MOODLE) to communicate with students. For example, instructors may use MOODLE to post announcements, syllabi, course schedules, course materials and assignments, grades, etc. Students may also be required to submit electronic assignments, respond to email, etc.

Students considering applying for health sciences programs should review the Distance Education Department’s Frequently Asked Questions to learn the processes and requirements for online education.

Out-of-State Students

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Students admitted to health sciences programs are required to complete a clinical practicum. Clinical facilities may require criminal background checks, drug screenings, credit checks, professional license checks, and/or proof of US citizenship prior to or during participation in the clinical portion of a program. Any expenses associated with these requirements are the responsibility of the student. Pending the outcome, clinical facilities may deny a student the opportunity to complete the clinical portion of a program. A student who is unable to complete the clinical portion of a program will not be able to graduate.

Criminal background checks, drug screenings, credit checks, professional license checks, and/or proof of US citizenship may also be required after graduation by examination boards, state licensing boards, and employing agencies. Pending the outcome, a graduate may be disqualified from examination eligibility, state licensure, and/or employment.

Programs at Pitt Community College that prepare students for professional licensure are designed to prepare a student to apply for applicable licensure in North Carolina. In order to ensure whether the program meets requirements for professional licensure outside North Carolina, Pitt Community College recommends the student contact the program director prior to enrolling in the program.

It is the policy of Pitt Community College not to discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, handicap, religion, age, or national origin in the recruitment and admission of students; the recruitment, employment, training, and promotion of faculty and staff; and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by federal laws and regulations. Pitt Community College is an equal opportunity institution.

Health Sciences admissions policies are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between Pitt Community College and students. Pitt Community College reserves the right to change any provisions or requirements at any time. Every effort will be made to minimize the inconvenience such changes create for students.

Nursing Curriculum

Associate Degree Nursing Curriculum Sheet (pdf format)

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