Associate Degree Nursing

The Christa A. Overcash 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 the 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), which is required for practice as a Registered Nurse.  Employment opportunities are vast within the global health care system and may include positions within acute, chronic, extended, industrial, and community health care facilities.

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The Associate Degree Nursing Program has a competitive admissions process. Within each admission period, applicants are ranked according to: 1. ATI TEAS scores; 2. Required general education (non-NUR) course grades; and 3. Earned degrees.  Each semester, the top 50 applicants are selected based on the highest scores for that admission period. Only students meeting the cut scores for TEAS Reading, Math, and Total Academic Composite, including “Advanced”, will be considered for admission.

For answers to the most common questions concerning the Associate Degree Nursing Program, please view the Frequently Asked Questions.  After reviewing this information, if you continue to have questions, please call our division line at 704.330.6496 or email our Admissions Specialist.

Thank you for your interest in Central Piedmont Community College
Christa A. Overcash Associate Degree Nursing Program.

Program Outcomes

Student Achievement Data




3-year Average 2016-2018

NCLEX-RN Pass Rate





Graduation Rate**





Job Placement (within 6 months of Graduation)***





*2019 self-reported first-time pass rate for fall 2018 grads: 100%

**Graduation rate is calculated at 150% of program length or up to six semesters.

***2016: One graduate not seeking employment.
2017: Unable to contact one graduate.
2018: Two graduates not seeking employment.

NC Associate Degree Nursing NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 3-year average 2016-2018 is 83%.

National Associate Degree Nursing NCLEX-RN Pass Rate 3-year average 2016-2018 is 87%.

The Christa A. Overcash Nursing program has full approval by the NC Board of Nursing.

North Carolina Board of Nursing
4516 Lake Boone Trail
Raleigh, NC 27607

Phone: 919.782.3211
Fax: 919.781.9461

The Christa A. Overcash Nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.


3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, Georgia 30326

Phone: 404.975.5000

Fax: 404.975.5020