A comprehensive listing of North Carolina nursing schools. Below you'll find information on specific nursing programs such as licensed practical nursing, RN associate's degree, and bachelor's degree. You'll also find a profile of nursing education and careers in each major North Carolina city.
Students interested in becoming a certified nursing assistant (CNA) can enroll in a short qualification course, which typically lasts just a few weeks. CNAs must possess good communication abilities in addition to manual dexterity. There are many different programs available, so it is important for an aspiring CNA to choose the right one.
The responsibilities of a nursing assistant
Students wishing to qualify as licensed practical nurses (LPNs) may enroll in a certificate program at one of North Carolina’s community colleges. These programs are fairly brief, typically 12 to 18 months in length. There are over 40 LPN certificate programs available throughout the state, so students have a broad menu of options from which to choose.
LPN certificate programs
Registered nurses (RNs) play a fundamental role in the North Carolina healthcare system. They make critical decisions regarding patient care, supervise more junior nurses, and train other healthcare professionals. Students wishing to qualify as RNs typically pursue either an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). Prospective RNs must also pass the NCLEX-RN national licensure examination before practicing in North Carolina.
Bachelor’s degree programs