After a two-year planning and approval process, the North Carolina Board of Nursing approved the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at Montgomery Community College.

The college will begin accepting applications immediately for the fall semester 2019.

The first two years of MCC’s Associate Degree in Nursing program will be probationary until the first graduates take and pass the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The passing rate of the test takers must be within acceptable standards set by the NC Board of Nursing.
“Our practical nursing graduates take the NCLEX-PN and this year we have a 100% pass rate,” said Wendy Vaughn, MCC’s Director of Nursing. “We feel confident we can do well with the RN program as well,” she said.

The ADN program is a two-year degree program and will be restricted to 30 students - 15 first-year students in the fall of 2019, and another 15 in the fall of 2020. After that period, the college will look at expanding the program.

“The ADN program will allow us to provide additional health care services for our area and region as well as to expand the educational opportunities for Montgomery County,” said Lee Proctor, MCC’s Vice President of Instruction. “It will allow us to implement an LPN to ADN pathway, and it will help us build future partnerships to bring the ADN to BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program to our region in the coming years,” he said.

For more information about requirements for applying to the Associate Degree in Nursing program at Montgomery Community College, visit the college’s website at www.montgomery.edu/adn or call the college’s admissions office at 910-898-9612.

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