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North Carolina RN Programs

Free guide to state-approved Registered Nurse education programs in North Carolina

North Carolina RN Nursing Programs

A nursing career is a fun and fulfilling choice of employment. You will have the opportunity to help others and make a difference in people’s lives. North Carolina offers many different nursing programs.

You can go to school part time or full time to complete an RN education program. Some of the programs are cohort based, which means that you will begin your nursing program with the same group of students and as colleagues, you will finish it together as well.

If you would like to become an RN in North Carolina you will need to complete a qualified nursing pre-licensure education program. There are three types of programs: ADN (associates degree in Nursing), BSN (bachelor of science in Nursing Degree), and Diploma/certificate programs. The difference between the two degrees is that an Associate’s Degree takes about two years to complete, and the Bachelor’s Degree is a four year program. Make sure you pick which degree is right for you, as they both have their benefits and downsides.

You also have the option in North Carolina to study in a classroom setting or an independent study program. Independent study offers a lot of flexibility if you have other demands on your time. It allows a bit more freedom from structure and to learn at your own speed in your own way, but the material is the same as taking classes in a regular class setting.

Be sure to also look into scholarships and grants. Getting a BSN could set you back as much as $20,000 a year for schooling. Tuition costs at a community college are much lower, around $3,000 per year.

There are many educational institutions in North Carolina that offer instruction for nursing. North Carolina has so many options for you to choose if this is the field you want to be in. There is also a lot of demand for nurses, so the prospects for employment are excellent and job security is often extremely high in the nursing field. As a nurse, you will be providing health care and health information to other people. This is an important job, and it’s not one that everyone can do.

The Chamberlain College of Nursing offers online education in Nursing. In Hickory, there is the Catawba Valley Community College Nursing Program. Sampson Community College in Clinton is another place you can go to get your RN education. The Sandhills Community College in Pinehurst is also a viable option. There are many institutions throughout North Carolina that offer nurse education programs that you shouldn’t have much difficulty finding a program near you. Whatever you choose, make sure it’s the right program for you, and remember that distance learning is also an option.

Associates Degree RN Programs in North Carolina

Alamance Community College

1247 Jimmie Kerr Road
Graham, NC 27253
Phone: (336) 506-4180

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

340 Victoria Road
Asheville, NC 28801
Phone: (828) 254-1921, x262

Beaufort County Community College

5337 Highway 264 East
Washington, NC 27889
Phone: (252) 940-6266

Bladen Community College

PO Box 266
Dublin, NC 28332
Phone: (910) 879-5632

Blue Ridge Community College

180 West Campus Drive
Flat Rock, NC 28731
Phone: (828) 694-1825
***Warning Status***

Brunswick Community College

PO Box 30
Supply, NC 28462
Phone: (910) 755-8510

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences

401 Medical Park Drive
Concord, NC 28025
Phone: (704) 403-3505

Caldwell Community College & Technical Institute

2855 Hickory Boulevard
Hudson, NC 28638
Phone: (828) 726-2353

Cape Fear Community College

411 North Front Street
Wilmington, NC 28401
Phone: (910) 362-7085

Carolinas College of Health Sciences

1200 Blythe Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28232
Phone: (704) 355-5970

Carteret Community College

3505 Arendell Street
Morehead City, NC 28557
Phone: (252) 222-6112

Catawba Valley Community College

2550 Hwy. 70 SE
Hickory, NC 28602
Phone: (828) 327-7000, x4338
***Warning Status***

Central Carolina Community College

1105 Kelly Drive
Sanford, NC 27330
Phone: (919) 718-7281

Central Piedmont Community College

PO Box 35009
Charlotte, NC 28235
Phone: (704) 330-6451

Coastal Carolina Community College

444 Western Boulevard
Jacksonville, NC 28546
Phone: (910) 938-6273

College of The Albemarle

PO Box 2327
Elizabeth City, NC 27906
Phone: (252) 335-0821, x2280

Craven Community College

800 College Court
New Bern, NC 28562
Phone: (252) 638-7341

Davidson County Community College

PO Box 1287
Lexington, NC 27293
Phone: (336) 249-8186

Durham Technical Community College

1637 Lawson Street
Durham, NC 27703
Phone: (919) 536-7200, x8094

Edgecombe Community College

2009 West Wilson Street
Tarboro, NC 27886
Phone: (252) 446-0436, x326

Fayetteville Technical Community College

2201 Hull Road
Fayetteville, NC 28303
Phone: (910) 678-8482

Foothills Nursing Consortium

PO Box 804
286 ICC Loop Road
Spindale, NC 28160
Phone: (828) 286-3636, x364

Forsyth Technical Community College

2100 Silas Creek Parkway
Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: (336) 734-7428

Gardner-Webb University

Elliott Hall, Main Street
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Phone: (704) 406-4361

Gaston College

201 Hwy. 321 South
Dallas, NC 28034
Phone: (704) 922-6487

Guilford Technical Community College

PO Box 309
Jamestown, NC 27282
Phone: (336) 334-4822, x2453

Halifax Community College

PO Drawer 809
Weldon, NC 27890
Phone: (252) 536-6348

ITT Technical Institute

4050 Piedmont Parkway, Suite 110
High Point, NC 27265
Phone: (336) 810-5900, x5922

James Sprunt Community College

PO Box 398
Kenansville, NC 28349
Phone: (910) 296-2450

Johnston Community College

245 College Road
Smithfield, NC 27577
Phone: (919) 209-2033

Lenoir Community College

PO Box 188
Kinston, NC 28502
Phone: (252) 527-6223, x806

Mayland Community College

200 Mayland Drive
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Phone: (828) 765-7351

Mitchell Community College

500 West Broad Street
Statesville, NC 28677
Phone: (704) 878-4260

Nash Community College

PO Box 7488
Rocky Mount, NC 27804
Phone: (252) 451-8211

NEWH Nursing Consortium

225 Tarboro Street
Rocky Mount, NC 27801
Phone: (252) 446-0436, x326

Piedmont Community College

PO Box 1197
Roxboro, NC 27573
Phone: (336) 599-1181

Pitt Community College

Highway 11 South
Greenville, NC 27835
Phone: (252) 493-7474

Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens University of Charlotte

1901 E. Fifth Street
Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone: (704) 337-2276

Randolph Community College

629 Industrial Park Drive
Asheboro, NC 27205
Phone: (336) 633-0270

Region A Nursing Consortium

185 Freedlander Drive
Clyde, NC 28721
Phone: (828) 627-4652

Richmond Community College

1042 West Hamlet Avenue
Hamlet, NC 28345
Phone: (910) 410-1876

Roanoke-Chowan Community College

109 Community College Road
Ahoskie, NC 27910
Phone: (252) 862-1285
***Warning Status***

Robeson Community College

5160 Fayetteville Road
Lumberton, NC 28360
Phone: (910) 272-3398
***Warning Status***

Rockingham Community College

PO Box 38
Wentworth, NC 27375
Phone: (336) 342-4261, x2249

Rowan-Cabarrus Community College

1333 Jake Alexander Boulevard
Salisbury, NC 28145
Phone: (704) 216-3701

Sampson Community College

1801 Sunset Avenue
Clinton, NC 28328
Phone: (910) 592-8081, x6508

Sandhills Community College

3395 Airport Road
Pinehurst, NC 28374
Phone: (910) 695-3924

South College – Asheville

29 Turtle Creek Drive
Asheville, NC 28803
Phone: (828) 398-2552

South Piedmont Community College

Old Charlotte Highway Campus
4209 Old Charlotte Highway
Monroe, NC 28110
Phone: (704) 290-5281
***Warning Status***

Southeastern Community College

4564 Chadbourn Hwy
Whiteville, NC 28472
Phone: (910) 642-7141, x293

Southwestern Community College

447 College Drive
Sylva, NC 28779
Phone: (828) 586-4091, x307

Stanly Community College

141 College Drive
Albemarle, NC 28001
Phone: (704) 991-0270

Surry Community College

630 S. Main Street
Dobson, NC 27017
Phone: (336) 386-3368

Vance-Granville Community College

PO Box 917
Henderson, NC 27536
Phone: (252) 738-3222

Wake Technical Community College

2901 Holston Lane
Raleigh, NC 27610
Phone: (919) 747-0082

Wayne Community College

3000 Wayne Memorial Drive
Goldsboro, NC 27534
Phone: (919) 735-5152

Western Piedmont Community College

1001 Burkemont Avenue
Morganton, NC 28655
Phone: (828) 448-3535

Wilkes Community College

1328 S. Collegiate Drive
Wilkesboro, NC 28697
Phone: (336) 838-6245
***Warning Status***

Wilson Community College

PO Box 4305
Wilson, NC 27893
Phone: (252) 246-1333

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Accredited North Carolina RN Schools

See our complete list of qualified RN nursing education programs in the state of North Carolina. The schools listed here offer pre-licensure nursing programs that meet the registered nursing education requirements set forth by the North Carolina State Board of Nursing. Although the schools listed on this page are accredited by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and approved by the state of North Carolina, they might not be accredited by national organizations such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Individuals should check to see if the state-approved nursing school they are considering also enjoys national accreditation status if they are seeking a school with both accreditations.

North Carolina Diploma RN Programs

Mercy School of Nursing

701-B Forest Point Circle
Charlotte, NC 28273
Phone: (704) 512-2015

Watts School of Nursing

2828 Croasdaile Drive, Suite 200
Durham, NC 27705
Phone: (919) 470-7348

Bachelor Degree RN Programs in North Carolina

Appalachian State University

ASU Box 32151
Boone, NC 28608
Phone: (828) 262-8074

Barton College

PO Box 5000
Wilson, NC 27893
Phone: (252) 399-6401
***This Program is Currently on Warning Status for Low NCLEX Results***

Duke University

307 Trent Drive
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-9219

East Carolina University

Health Sciences Bldg. Room 4205L
Greenville, NC 27858
Phone: (252) 744-6372

Fayetteville State University

1200 Murchison Road
Fayetteville, NC 28301
Phone: (910) 672-1106

Gardner-Webb University

PO Box 997
Boiling Springs, NC 28017
Phone: (704) 406-3886

Lenoir-Rhyne University

643 8th Street NE
Hickory, NC 28603
Phone: (828) 328-7282

Methodist University

5400 Ramsey Street
Fayetteville, NC 28311
Phone: (910) 630-7063

North Carolina A&T State University

1601 E. Market Street
Greensboro, NC 27411
Phone: (336) 334-7751
***This Program is Currently on Warning Status for Low NCLEX Results***

North Carolina Central University

1801 Fayetteville Street
Durham, NC 27707
Phone: (919) 530-7232

Pfeiffer University

PO Box 960
205 Stokes Center
Misenheimer, NC 28109
Phone: (704) 463-3427

Presbyterian School of Nursing at Queens University of Charlotte

1900 Selwyn Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28274
Phone: (704) 337-2276
***This Program is Currently on Warning Status for Low NCLEX Results***

University Of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

CB #7460, Carrington Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Phone: (919) 966-3731

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

9201 University City Boulevard
Charlotte, NC 28223
Phone: (704) 687-7952

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402
Phone: (336) 334-5177

University of North Carolina at Pembroke

One University Place
Pembroke, NC 28372
Phone: (910) 521-6805

University of North Carolina at Wilmington

601 S. College Road
Wilmington, NC 28403
Phone: (910) 962-7410

Western Carolina University

207 Moore Hall
Cullowhee, NC 28723
Phone: (828) 227-7467, x3526

Winston-Salem State University

601 Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110
Phone: (336) 750-2577

Resources for North Carolina Nurses and Nursing Students in North Carolina

North Carolina Board of Nursing
North Carolina Nurses Association
College Foundation of North Carolina – Nursing Scholarships
North Carolina Association of Occupational Health Nurses
North Carolina Nurse Jobs
2010-2011 Registered Nurses Occupational Outlook