Our Vision:

Be the elite nursing program in the Triad that prepares graduates to excel in a dynamic and diverse healthcare environment.

Our Mission:

To equip future nurses with the knowledge, skills, and attributes necessary to provide professional, competent, and compassionate care; making a positive impact in the health of our local and global communities.

Our Curriculum:

We offer a concept-based curriculum that helps develop meaningful connections for students as they learn the art and science of nursing. Critical thinking and clinical judgment are emphasized in class, lab, simulation and clinical experiences.

Program Options:

We offer day and evening options for the program. The day option begins every Fall semester, and students can complete their degree within 5 semesters. The evening option enables students to complete their degree in 7 semesters. The evening option begins once every 2.5 years (next start date is Fall 2024).

Career Options:

Upon graduation and successful completion of the NCLEX-RN, students are eligible to work in hospitals, physicians’ offices, skilled nursing facilities, home healthcare services, health departments, insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, outpatient clinics and schools.

Salary Information:

In North Carolina, Registered Nurses earn an average of $64,850 per year compared to the national median pay of $77,600 per year. Source


We have an affiliation agreement with the University of North Carolina, Greensboro which offers an online program for associate degree-prepared nurses pursuing their bachelors of science in nursing. Click on the link ( to learn about the program information specific for graduates of a North Carolina community college.


Ready to Begin?


Students are admitted under the Associate in General Education Degree until they have met the admissions requirements for the program. Faculty members advise students as to the courses they should take before formal admission. All developmental requirements may need to be completed before admission or registration into some courses.

To make an appointment with the Pre-Admission Counselor, reach out to or call 336-505-4246.


Nursing Admission Process

1. Apply for Admission to Alamance Community College

2. Request your official high School/GED and college transcripts to be sent to ACC Registrar

3. Meet the minimum reading, English and mathematics proficiency

4. Complete any developmental courses if needed

1. Complete a Certified Nurse Aide 1 program with clinical hours (must be accredited and approved by the NC Department of Health & Human Services or the equivalent if completed out of-state)
2. Submit the official transcript for the CNA 1 course to ACC
3. Be actively registered with the NC Nurse Aide 1 Registry

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) evaluates the academic readiness of applicants to health science programs (such as nursing). ATI is the company who developed the exam.

The ATI TEAS covers four content areas: reading, mathematics, science, and English and language usage. You will have 219 minutes to complete 170 questions (20 questions are experimental and unscored).

Submit your ATI TEAS scores to ACC. Points are awarded based on your score:
• Exemplary 90 – 100 40 points awarded
• Advanced 78 – 89 30 points awarded
• Proficient 58 – 77 20 points awarded

Enrollment is limited, so the admission process is competitive. Applicants receive points based on their grades for the following general education courses:

• BIO 168 – Anatomy & Physiology I
• BIO 169 – Anatomy & Physiology II
• ENG 111 – Writing and Inquiry
• MAT 152 – Statistical Methods I or MAT 143 – Quantitative Literacy

Additional points are awarded for: LPN, EMT, Medical Assisting, Paramedic, and Veterans Combat Medic or Corpsmen training.

1. Complete the ACC Associate Degree Nursing application
2. Meet with a Health Sciences Advisor
3. Submit all required documents and transcripts by January 31st.

You will be notified in April if you have been accepted into the ADN program. The letter will include instructions for additional requirements and an orientation session you must attend.

Candidates can apply as often as they wish. We encourage you to enroll in the Associates of Applied Science, General Education—Nursing program. This will enable you to complete general education courses applicable to the ADN and a future Bachelor’s degree.



Nursing Application for ADN available beginning Nov. 1st 2023.

Nursing Application


Email or

call 336-505-4246 to speak to the Health Sciences Advisor.