Associate Degree Nursing

Graduation Policy for Nursing Education Programs

To graduate from the Practical or Associate Degree nursing programs, the student must:

  1. Meet the graduation policies as stated in RCCC online catalog.
  2. Have a cumulative program GPA of 2.0. Cumulative program grade point averages for the Nursing Education Programs are limited to required courses in the specified curriculum. Courses taken outside the specified curriculum are not considered as part of the program grade point average.
  3. Meet competency standard/progression program requirements.
  4. Have met the course residency requirements of taking and passing at least twenty-five percent of the course requirements for the nursing curriculum (PN/ADN) at Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
  5. Complete all courses specified for the nursing curriculum in accordance with the curriculum sequence Non-nursing courses. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that all courses are within the curriculum sequence, are current and meet co-requisite and pre-requisite requirements. (see Nursing Education Programs Competency Standards)
  6. Students must take the NCLEX Predictor test prior to the NCLEX – PN or RN Review Course and complete any prescribed remediation.
  7. Students must attend all sessions of the NCLEX Review course.
  8. Have filed an application for graduation from Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.
  9. Have fulfilled all financial obligations with Rowan-Cabarrus Community College.

The graduates of the nursing programs will be eligible to make application to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX–PN) or Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN) administered by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

Reviewed: December 12, 2016