Nursing, Associate Degree

Christa A. Overcash Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to clients and groups of clients throughout the lifespan in a variety of settings. Courses will include content related to the nurse’s role as provider of nursing care, as manager of care, as a member of the discipline of nursing and as a member of the interdisciplinary team.

Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse. Employment opportunities include hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, physicians’ offices, industry and community agencies.

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The Christa A. Overcash Associate Degree Nursing program has full approval by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.
North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
Phone: 919.782.3211
Fax: 919.781.9461

This Associate Degree Nursing education program is nationally accredited. It is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
ACEN
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020

Nursing, Associate Degree (A45110)

Degree Awarded

An Associate in Applied Science Degree in Nursing is awarded by the college upon completion of this program.

Program Admission Steps

  • Complete a CPCC application.
  • Submit high school transcripts and any college transcripts to Admissions, Records and Registration.
  • Meet with college counselors on Central Campus, in the Central High Building, Room 212. Call for an appointment at 704.330.6433.
  • Obtain an application to the nursing program.
  • Show proof of having taken a N.C. state approved nurse aide
  • Provide a copy of current nurse aide listing from N.C. nurse aide registry.

Application information may be found on the Nursing website at cpcc.edu/nursing/get-started-apply.

Additional Costs and Requirements

In addition to tuition and textbooks, costs of this program include the following:

  • uniforms, lab coat
  • stethoscope
  • a physical examination including drug screening test.
  • immunizations such as tetanus toxoid, hepatitis B vaccinations, TB test, blood test (i.e., VDRL, rubella titer, etc.)
  • current CPR certification
  • criminal background check, FBI fingerprinting; Participation in clinical education experiences at area health care facilities require students to submit results of a criminal background check and FBI fingerprinting at their own expense.
  • application fees for N.C. State Board of Nursing National Council Licensure Examination; Students must provide a certificate of health and accident insurance.

All course work must be completed with a grade of “C” or better.

Students are required to verify that they are a citizen of the United States or an otherwise legally authorized resident.

Contact Information

The Christa A. Overcash Associate Degree Nursing program is in the Nursing Division. For more information, contact the Nursing Division at 704.330.6284.

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General Education Requirements
ENG 111Writing and Inquiry3.0
ENG 114Professional Research & Reporting3.0
PSY 150General Psychology3.0
BIO 168Anatomy and Physiology I4.0
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Quantitative Literacy
Precalculus Algebra
Select 3 credits of the following:3.0
Art Appreciation
Art History Survey I
Art History Survey II
Music Appreciation
Introduction to Jazz
Philosophical Issues
Introduction to Ethics
Major Requirements
NUR 111Introduction to Health Concepts (Prerequisite: Acceptance into the Nursing Program)8.0
NUR 112Health-Illness Concepts5.0
NUR 113Family Health Concepts5.0
NUR 114Holistic Health Concepts5.0
NUR 211Health Care Concepts5.0
NUR 212Health System Concepts5.0
NUR 213Complex Health Concepts10.0
BIO 169Anatomy and Physiology II4.0
PSY 241Developmental Psychology3.0
Total Credits69

No diplomas offered.

No certificates offered.

Courses

NUR 111. Introduction to Health Concepts. 8.0 Credits. Class-4.0. Clinical-6.0. Lab-6.0. Work-0.0

This course introduces the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts within each domain including medication administration, assessment, nutrition, ethics, interdisciplinary teams, informatics, evidence-based practice, individual-centered care, and quality improvement. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

NUR 112. Health-Illness Concepts. 5.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-6.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of acid-base, metabolism, cellular regulation, oxygenation, infection, stress/coping, health-wellness-illness, communication, caring interventions, managing care, safety, quality improvement, and informatics. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Prerequisites: Take NUR 111 Minimum grade C

NUR 113. Family Health Concepts. 5.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-6.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of oxygenation, sexuality, reproduction, grief/loss, mood/affect, behaviors, development, family, health-wellness-illness, communication, caring interventions, managing care, safety, and advocacy. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Prerequisites: Take NUR 111 Minimum grade C

NUR 114. Holistic Health Concepts. 5.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-6.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular regulation, perfusion, inflammation, sensory perception, stress/coping, mood/affect, cognition, self, violence, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, caring interventions, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Prerequisites: Take NUR 111 Minimum grade C

NUR 211. Health Care Concepts. 5.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-6.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of cellular regulation, perfusion, infection, immunity, mobility, comfort, behaviors, health-wellness-illness, clinical decision-making, caring interventions, managing care, and safety. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Prerequisites: Take NUR 111 Minimum grade C

NUR 212AB. Health System Concepts. 3.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-0.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of grief/loss, violence, health-wellness-illness, collaboration, managing care, safety, advocacy, legal issues, policy, healthcare systems, ethics, accountability, and evidence-based practice. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Prerequisites: Take NUR 111 Minimum grade C

NUR 212BB. Health System Concepts. 2.0 Credits. Class-0.0. Clinical-6.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of grief/loss, violence, health-wellness-illness, collaboration, managing care, safety, advocacy, legal issues, policy, healthcare systems, ethics, accountability, and evidence-based practice. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Prerequisites: Take NUR 111 Minimum grade C
Corequisites: Take NUR 212AB

NUR 212. Health System Concepts. 5.0 Credits. Class-3.0. Clinical-6.0. Lab-0.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to further develop the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of grief/loss, violence, health-wellness-illness, collaboration, managing care, safety, advocacy, legal issues, policy, healthcare systems, ethics, accountability, and evidence-based practice. Upon completion, students should be able to provide safe nursing care incorporating the concepts identified in this course.

Prerequisites: Take NUR 111 Minimum grade C

NUR 213. Complex Health Concepts. 10.0 Credits. Class-4.0. Clinical-15.0. Lab-3.0. Work-0.0

This course is designed to assimilate the concepts within the three domains of the individual, healthcare, and nursing. Emphasis is placed on the concepts of fluid/electrolytes, metabolism, perfusion, mobility, stress/coping, violence, health-wellness-illness, professional behaviors, caring interventions, managing care, healthcare systems, and quality improvement. Upon completion, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide quality, individualized, entry level nursing care.

Prerequisites: Take NUR 111 Minimum grade C
Corequisites: Take NUR 112, NUR 113, NUR 114, NUR 211 and NUR 212