Nursing - Associate Degree

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.

Course work includes and builds upon 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.

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 with acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

The associate degree and practical nursing education programs at Edgecombe Community College are candidates for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Important information regarding the nursing accreditation site visit.

Programs of Study

Associate Degree Nursing Graduation Plan
For currently enrolled students

Associate Degree Nursing Graduation Plan
Effective fall 2014

Associate Degree Nursing (LPN Transition Program) Graduation Plan
For currently enrolled students

Associate Degree Nursing Advanced Placement (LPN Transition Program) Graduation Plan
Effective summer 2015

Practical Nursing (One Year - LPN - Program)

ADN to BSN (East Carolina University)

RN to BSN (East Carolina University)
          Contact Kathy Williford for advising and to register for classes.

Application Information

Health Sciences Information Sessions*

Nursing Information Packet 

TEAS Testing Schedule

Changes to General Education and Admission Requirements - Effective Fall 2014

* Associate Degree Nursing and Transition Program applications are only available at one of the Nursing Information Sessions.

Students seeking information about the nursing program should begin by reviewing the Nursing Information Packet, paying special attention to deadlines. Readmission and transfer students should review the Nursing program section of the College Catalog. Students wishing to proceed with the application process should then complete the ECC College Application, attend the next available New Student Orientation, and attend a Nursing Information Session. If Information Sessions are not being held, or if you have additional information after reviewing the Nursing Information Packet, contact Ms. Kim Hampton, Nursing Admission Counselor. New students should schedule an appointment with Ms. Hampton to register for first semester classes. To register for classes in subsequent semesters, pre-nursing students should contact their nursing faculty advisor by email of phone two weeks before Early Registration to schedule an appointment.

Generally, students are assigned an advisor by their last name according to the table below:

Nursing Faculty Advisors

Student’s last name begins with A-C
Barbara Knopp
(252) 823-5166, ext. 246
Office: C51

Student’s last name begins with D-G
Earlie Barnes
(252) 823-5166, ext. 223
Office: C53

Student’s last name begins with H-K
Sarah d’Empaire
(252) 823-5166, ext. 298
Office: C59

Student’s last name begins with L-O
Loretta Langley
(252) 823-5166, ext. 270
Office: C53

Student’s last name begins with P-S
Ginger Leake
(252) 823-5166, ext. 110
Office: C34

Student’s last name begins with T-Z
Sharon Braswell
(252) 823-5166, ext. 239
Office: C32

Students with their RN who are pursuing their BSN
Kathy Williford
(252) 823-5166, ext. 280
Office: C59 

Nursing Admission Counselor

Kim Hampton
(252) 823-5166, ext. 259
Office: McIntyre 106