Associate Degree Nursing

Fall 2025 Nursing Education Programs Admission Policy (PDF)

At a Glance General Admission Requirements for Associate Degree Nursing and Advanced Placement (LPN to ADN)

  Associate Degree Nursing Advanced Placement
LPN to ADN
Initial Application Deadline March 1 October 1
GPA 2.5 Cumulative Last College Attended
or
2.8 Unweighted HS GPA
2.5 Cumulative Last College Attended
or
2.8 Unweighted HS GPA
Pre-Requisite
Coursework
 
ALGEBRA
BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
One unit of HS or college level algebra, general biology course with a lab component, and chemistry course with a lab component with grade of C or higherPlace into ENG 111 andMAT 143 without a corequisite One unit of HS or college level algebra, general biology course with a lab component, and chemistry course with a lab component with grade of C or higherPlace into ENG 111 andMAT 143 without a corequisite
TEAS Reading 70
Overall 65
Scores Due February 28
Reading 70
Overall 65
Scores Due by September 30
NA I Listing  By June 15 NA
Licensure NA Unencumbered LPN License
Pharmacology
Competency
NA Competency Test required if
NUR 117 has not been taken
Readmission
Application
Deadline
Readmission within 1 Year of Exit:Re-entry in:Summer: Deadline March 1Fall: Deadline March 1Spring: Deadline October 1 Readmission within 1 Year of Exit:Re-entry in:Summer: Deadline March 1Fall: Deadline March 1Spring: Deadline October 1
Readmission GPA 2.0 2.0

Please note: A student who has exited the program for any reason (academic, personal, or withdrawal) may apply for re-entry into a JCC nursing education program only one (1) time. A total of two (2) attempts only are permitted (initial admission to ADN or PN and one readmission).

Program Description

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.

Program Content

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.

Employment Opportunities

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.

Program Outcomes

Year Number of Graduates NCLEX-RN
Pass Rate
ACEN
100% On-Time Completion
Job Placement at time of Graduation Job Placement within 6 months of Graduation
2024 TBA TBA TBA TBA TBA
2023 35  97%  52.5% (100% Rule)

91% (32/35)

100%
2022 38 100% 63% (150% Rule) 92.1% (35/38) 100%


Johnston Community College ADN Program 3-year Average 2021-2023:  92.3%
2023 NCSBN National Average NCLEX-RN for all first time test takers - US Educated:  88.56%
2023 North Carolina Average (95% of National Avg.; NCBON Requirement): 84%

Program Approval

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Johnston Community College, located in Smithfield, NC, has Full Approval status from the North Carolina Board of Nursing. 

Program Accreditation

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Johnston Community College, located in Smithfield, NC, is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE,
Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Associate Degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

ACEN Logo


How do I get started?

New Students:
For students who are new to JCC, please complete all of the following steps.

Current Students:
For students who are currently enrolled at JCC, please skip directly to step 4.

  1. Apply to the College and complete the NC Residency Determination process. Indicate nursing as the desired program of interest on your application to the college.
  2. Submit all transcripts (including high school and all colleges attended)
  3. Participate in a mandatory Health Science Information Session. Seated or Virtual.  See dates on Health Science Programs website.
  4. Review and print the nursing program admission requirements to use as a guide for completion of all requirements for the nursing program.
  5. The Nursing Application is provided upon completion of the Health Science Information Session.
  6. It is important that you adhere to all admission criteria deadlines to be considered for admission to the nursing program.
  7. All questions concerning admissions (application, transcripts, etc.) should be referred to the Health Science Student Navigator, Assistant Program Director of Nursing Education Programs, or Department Chair of Nursing Education Programs.

Contacts

    For Program Specific Applications and Admission Information:

Nickie Gregory 
Health Science Navigator
Student Services, Tart Building, Office D121
Email:  jcchealthprograms@johnstoncc.edu
 
For Specific Information related to Transfers from another School of Nursing:
 
 

Jennifer S. Wells
Assistant Program Director of Nursing Education Programs
Phone: (919)209-2033
Email: jswells@johnstoncc.edu

Dr. Jennifer B. Sugg
Department Chair of Nursing Education Programs
Phone: 919-209-2162
Email: jbsugg@johnstoncc.edu