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Many of Fayetteville’s major healthcare providers, such as PruittHealth and Amedisys, are looking to employ new nurses. The area has four primary nursing roles, each of which requires a particular set of skills and qualifications. Fayetteville’s prospective nurses should learn more about the area’s work and education opportunities.

Advanced practice registered nurse (APRN)
Advanced practice registered nurses are the most highly qualified of all nurses. They hold graduate degrees as well as several years of work experience as a registered nurse. APRNs are well-compensated for their high level of experience and qualification. Fayetteville’s APRNs earn $90,000-150,000 per year depending on specialization.

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Registered nurse (RN)
Roughly 3,200 registered nurses are employed in the Fayetteville metro area, making it by far the area’s most popular nursing role. RNs must hold a prelicensure bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, or hospital diploma in professional nursing. They must also pass a national licensure examination before practicing. Fayetteville’s RNs earn over $61,000 per year on average.

Licensed practical nurse (LPN) and certified nursing assistant (CNA)
LPNs and CNAs need less prelicensure education than registered nurses. Both roles require completion of a certificate program, typically offered at local community colleges. LPNs must also pass a national licensure examination before practicing. Fayetteville’s LPNs receive a median annual salary of $40,000, while its CNAs earn just over $22,000 per annum.

We have compiled below a detailed list of the nursing schools available in Fayetteville. We hope this will help the city’s aspiring nurses as they pursue a dynamic career.

Featured Schools

Fayetteville nursing schools by NCLEX score

Fayetteville State University
1200 Murchison Road | Fayetteville, North Carolina 28301
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 96.2% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fayetteville Technical Community College
2201 Hull Road | Fayetteville, North Carolina 28303
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing: 90.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2016)
  • Nurse Aide Certificate
Methodist University
5400 Ramsey Street | Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 74.6% NCLEX pass rate (2014 through 2016)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Miller-Motte College - Fayetteville
3725 Ramsey Street, Suite 103A | Fayetteville, North Carolina 28311
  • Nurse Aide Certificate
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Fayetteville State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 96.2% 2010 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Fayetteville Technical Community College Diploma in Practical Nursing 90.7% 2009 to 2016
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.2% 2009 to 2016
Nurse Aide Certificate
Methodist University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 74.6% 2014 to 2016
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Miller-Motte College - Fayetteville Nurse Aide Certificate