A rewarding career that’s always in demand.

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.

Degree & Pathway Completion Plans

View what classes you need and when you can take them to complete a degree in Nursing.

Degrees & Pathways

Transfer Options

Where Can I Transfer?

Looking to transfer to a university after you complete your degree at Carteret CC? Good news! Carteret CC has university transfer agreements for students who gradate with an Associate Degree Nursing to:

Chamberlain College
East Carolina University (RIBN/aRIBN)
Gardner Webb University
University of North Carolina RN to BSN Programs
Western Governors University


The Associate Degree Nursing program at Carteret Community College located in Morehead City, North Carolina is accredited by the:

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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road 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 https://www.acenursing.org/search-programs/entry/3203/


NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

Graduate success on licensure exams is a significant benchmark for any nursing program. North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON) calculates graduates success based on the number of graduates who successfully pass the NCLEX-RN on their first attempt.

Year Pass Rate
2023 100%
2022 89%
2021 91%

Program Completion Rates

Program completion is calculated at 100% stated program length (5 clinical semesters) for all students enrolled in initial nursing courses.

Year Program Completion Rate
2023 58%
2022 64%
2021 76%

Job Placement Rates

Job placement rates are based on graduates who are employed as registered nurses within six (6) months of graduation.


Year Job Placement Rate
2023 100%
2022 100%
2021 91%
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