Associate In General Education Nursing (A1030N)

The North Carolina Community College System and the North Carolina University System have an articulation agreement for NC community colleges who have an Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program and NC state-supported universities who have a Registered Nurse to Bachelors in Nursing (RN to BSN) program. This agreement is in 5 blocks. Block one (1) is the required general education courses for the NC ADN programs and Blocks two (2) and three (3) are additional general education courses required by the RN to BSN programs These courses can be taken at Central Piedmont and transferred to the NC RN-to-BSN program. Block four (4) is the nursing courses taken in the ADN program, and Block five (5) is the BSN nursing courses. Block five (5) is the only block of courses that must be taken from the university.

The Associate In General Education Nursing (AGE-Nursing) is designed for students who wish to begin their study toward the Associate Degree in Nursing and the Registered Nurse to Bachelors in Science Nursing. These are the general education courses in Block one (1) through Block three (3).

A student who completes an Associate Degree in Nursing and holds a current unrestricted license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN), will have completed four (4) of the five (5) blocks in the articulation agreement. He or she can then apply to the NC RN-to-BSN program.

The Associate Degree Nursing program has a competitive admission process. There is no guarantee that a student who completes all the general education courses will be admitted to the CPCC or any other competitive admission program. However, because all ADN programs have the same base of general education courses, the student is prepared to apply to more than one program.

The general education courses can be viewed in the Five Block Degree Plan with Transfer Course List.