Contact(s): Blair Whitley

Nursing – LPN-RN Associate in Applied Science – A45110R

The Annie Ruth Kelley Associate Degree Nursing curriculum provides individuals with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide nursing care to clients and groups of clients throughout the life span in a variety of settings.

Courses will include content related to the nurse's role as a provider of nursing care, as a 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.

Learning Outcomes

 Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Establish safe, professional nursing behaviors including accountability for continued nursing competence.
  • Communicate with individuals, significant support person(s), and members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  • Formulate holistic assessments to identify the needs of the individual in order to provide culturally competent client-centered care.
  • Evaluate healthcare informatics to defend evidence-based practice, clinical judgments, and management decisions.
  • Create nursing plans of care for clients across the lifespan.
  • Incorporate teaching and learning principles into nursing practice.
  • Manage healthcare for clients by utilizing cost-effective nursing strategies, quality improvement processes, and legal/ethical awareness to promote quality outcomes.



North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607
(919) 782-3211

Mailing Address

North Carolina Board of Nursing
Post Office Box 2129
Raleigh, North Carolina 27602-2129


Phone: (919) 782-3211
Fax: (919) 781-9461

Nursing - LPN-RN

Associate in Applied Science - A45110R

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
SummerCredit Hours
ACA 111 College Student Success 1
BIO 169 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
PSY 241 Developmental Psychology 3
NUR 214 Nsg Transition Concepts 4
 Credit Hours12
Second Year
CIS 110 Introduction to Computers 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry 3
NUR 117 Pharmacology 2
NUR 221 LPN to ADN Concepts I 9
 Credit Hours17
NUR 223 LPN to ADN Concepts II 9
ENG 112
Writing and Research in the Disciplines
or Professional Research Reporting
Humanities Elective * 3
 Credit Hours15
 Total Credit Hours44

*Please see the Suggested Humanities and Social/Behavioral Science Elective List for AAS Majors webpage.

Admission Procedure

Applicants seeking admission into the Associate Degree Nursing program must complete steps 1 through 5 in entirety by January 15, 2018 at 5:00pm in order to be considered for acceptance for the Summer Semester 2018.

Print this admission procedure for your records to track completion of all steps.

 Step 1: Application __________ (date completed)

  • Submit a completed ­application electronically for the LPN-RN ADN program (A45110R) of the Summer semester you wish to enroll by visiting the SCC homepage,, and clicking the link “new students start here”.Application submissions are free of charge.

  • If you wish to take general education courses for the LPN-RN program prior to admission, then an additional application must be completed as an Associate in General Education (AGE) with a LPN-RN interest for the term and year you plan to begin general education courses. Please note this does not take the place of an application for the LPN-RN program, nor is it required to be enrolled in the program.

  • For questions on completing an application, contact the Eagle’s One Stop at 704-991-0123 or by emailing

Step 2: LPN-RN Online Admission Process Course __________ (date completed)

  • Complete the Online Admission Process Course via Moodle; this is found by going onto the homepage,, clicking “future students”, clicking “college catalog”, clicking "programs of study", clicking “Nursing- LPN-RN”, and clicking “Admissions Checklist”. Scroll down to Step 2: Online Admission Process Course.You can also reach this course directly by clicking here.

  • This course is mandatory each year applied.

  • This course is separate from the new student orientation required by the college.

Step 3:  Transcripts   __________ (date completed)

  • Submit to the Admissions Office an official high school transcript and official post-secondary transcripts for all institutions attended. Applicants that obtained a GED/Adult High School diploma must submit an official GED/AHS transcript and a high school transcript even if you did not complete high school.

  • To track your transcripts for processing, view your SelfService account.For questions related to transcripts or transfer credits, call the records department at 704-991-0331.

    Step 4: Complete one course of Biology, Algebra, and Chemistry with a grade of “C” or better.  __________ (date completed)

  • Submit evidence of successful completion of one unit of biology, algebra, and chemistry in high school with a grade of “C” or higher or the equivalent at a post-secondary institution (BIO 090 or higher, MAT 070/DMA 040 or higher, CHEM 090 or higher).Students may choose to complete these subjects through SCC's Adult High School program. The Adult High School courses are self-paced classes that will take approximately 2-3 months or more to complete. Students may choose seated or online classes, and must score 85 or higher to receive credit.Contact the College and Career Readiness department at 704-991-0362 for more information or to sign-up for the Adult High School courses. Applicants wishing to complete these credits at other colleges should contact the Admissions Office at Stanly Community College to ­ensure that the credits are acceptable.

  • To determine if you received credit for these courses (Biology, Algebra, and Chemistry), view your WebAdvisor or SelfService account or contact your academic advisor.

    Step 5:  Placement Testing __________ (date completed and scores)

  • Option A:  The NC DAP, Accuplacer, Compass, or Asset placement scores can be used for this requirement. The required scores are listed in the table below:

    (Insert table)

  • Please note that Associate Degree Nursing applicants who fail to achieve the required minimum scores on the first attempt of the placement test may retest once during a twelve-month period. When retesting, applicants will retest only on those sections of the test that were not successfully completed on a previous attempt.Placement test scores older than five years are not valid for admission consideration. Placement testing is free for applicants of SCC.

  • It is encouraged that you prepare for this test. Practice items can be located on the SCC homepage under the testing and tutoring link of the current students tab. For questions related to how to schedule the placement test, contact the Eagle One Stop at 704-991-0123 or

  • SAT, ACT, or PLAN scores do not satisfy this requirement for nursing program admissions.

    If unable to meet the required placement test scores, an applicant can complete ALL general education courses required within the ADN program of study. See option B below:

  • Option B: Complete ALL general education courses required for the ADN program with a minimum GPA of 3.0 by the required application deadline. 

    • These courses include: ENG 111 and 112 or 114, BIO 165 and 166 (taken at the same institution) or BIO 168 and 169, PSY 150 and 241, CIS 110, and a Humanities elective.

    • If general education courses are completed at institutions other than Stanly Community College, official transcripts must be received in the SCC Admissions Office by the January 15th deadline. Credit will be given for BIO taken within the last 10 years, and CIS taken in the last 5 years. There are no other time limits on transfer courses at this time.

Requirements 1 through 5 must be completed no later than January 15, 2018 at 5:00pm to be considered for acceptance into the ADN program as an LPN-RN student.  Once you have completed steps 1-5, proceed to steps below. 

Step 6: TEAS Testing   __________ (date completed and score)

  • Take the standardized nurse entrance exam, ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS), after successfully completing admission requirements one through five above. Only those applicants who successfully complete Option 5 A or B will be eligible to take the TEAS exam. Applicants eligible to take the TEAS exam will be notified through their student email account by the Admissions Office. This email will include steps for signing up for the exam. Applicants may test as often as the exam is offered. There is a minimal fee for the exam, and it must be taken at SCC. Test scores are valid for a period of two years.

  • There are no required scores for the ATI TEAS test. It is used strictly as part of a ranking tool for applicants. TEAS prep courses are periodically offered through SCC’s continuing education division. Contact Holly Shaver at 704-991-0219 or for upcoming prep courses offerings.

  • No TEAS scores will be accepted from other facilities.

  • All eligible applicants must take the most current version of the TEAS offered at SCC.

    Step 7: Maintain GPA (ongoing)

  • For the applicant that has completed any college level courses taken with SCC prior to admission into the ADN program, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required.

    Step 7: LPN license

  • Applicants are to submit evidence of a current, unrestricted LPN license per the NCBON requirements to obtain and maintain an active NC license. Work experience is not required, but is recommended by the nursing faculty.

    Step 8: Seek academic advising (ongoing)

  • The following courses must be completed prior to admission (may be completed in Spring) if the applicant did not complete the course (or an SCC approved substitute) in his/her practical nursing program:

    • BIO 168 (Anatomy and Physiology I)

    • PSY 150

           Early academic advising is imperative.

      After conditional acceptance is granted by the admissions office, applicants must provide successful completion of the following:

  • Submit SCC medical form. The medical form will be mailed to applicants who are conditionally accepted to the ADN program, and must be completed by a physician, physician’s assistant, or a nurse practitioner by the date given on the conditionally accepted letter.

  • Submit evidence of current certification in CPR covering infant, child, adult, and AED or CPR for the Healthcare Provider.

  • Attend Nursing Orientation held by the nursing faculty. Information will be relayed through your school email after arranged by nursing faculty.This is different from and in addition to the required New Student Orientation requirement by all students of Stanly Community College.


Candidates accepted for admission to health services programs at Stanly Community College are required to complete a criminal background check and drug screening after notification of acceptance and prior to participation in on-site clinical training. Based on the results of the checks, hospitals or clinical affiliates where the student will participate in on-site training may deny access to their facility, resulting in the student’s inability to complete the clinical portion of training.  Students unable to complete the clinical portion of his or her training will be unable to progress in the program.  Students are responsible for paying all costs associated with this requirement.


Applicants seeking admission to the Associate Degree Nursing program will be ranked and accepted to the program based on rank order. Conditional acceptances will be awarded in March each year. Applicants accepted for admission must complete all admission requirements by the date specified in their acceptance letter. Applicants who fail to complete all admission requirements for the ADN program will forfeit their acceptance to the next available candidate on the rank list.


Applicants on the alternate list are ranked and are notified of their position. As vacancies arise on the acceptance list, applicants on the alternate list are contacted in rank order and offered acceptance to the program. Applicants on the alternate list who are not offered acceptance to the ADN program for the year in which they have applied to enter will not be carried over to a waiting list the following year. Instead, the alternate list on which their name appeared will be dissolved and each applicant must submit another application if they wish to be considered for admission in a subsequent year. They will again be ranked along with the other applicants for the year.


  • Progression policies specific to the nursing program can be located in the Associate Degree Nursing Student Handbook.


Contact the Associate Director of Nursing for the Advanced Standing Policy through email (



1. The nursing faculty must recommend a student as a candidate for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing based on academic achievement and professional accountability.

2. The North Carolina Board of Nursing application for licensure includes a criminal background check. Before an individual is allowed to sit for a licensure exam (NCLEX-RN), the application process must be completed. An applicant may then sit for the licensure exam; however, an individual may be denied licensure based on a criminal background check. If the individual has been convicted of a felony or any other crime involving moral turpitude, the NCBON may deny that individual a license even if he or she has passed the NCLEX exam. This process is between the individual and the North Carolina Board of Nursing. The nursing program validates only the successful completion of the program.