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The nursing profession in the Greensboro / High Point area can be broadly divided into three distinct roles. Each nursing role carries a unique mix of work duties, educational requirements, and compensation.

Certified nursing assistant
A certified nursing assistant (CNA) can progress rapidly from education to employment. CNAs gain licensure after completing a brief certificate program, typically just a few weeks in duration, at a local community college. In the Greensboro / High Point area, approximately 4,000 CNAs are employed, earning just over $22,000 per annum. This is comparable to CNA salaries elsewhere in the state of North Carolina.

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Licensed practical nurse
Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) must complete a lengthier certificate program that requires 12-18 months of fulltime study. They must also pass the NCLEX-PN national exam to gain licensure. Roughly 1,200 LPNs work in the Greensboro / High Point area, earning a median annual salary of $40,300.

Registered nurse
Registered nurses (RNs) in the Greensboro / High Point area earn competitive pay, with a median annual salary of just under $60,000. While employers will hire RNs with a hospital diploma or associate’s degree, many healthcare providers prefer RNs with a more advanced bachelor’s or master’s degrees. Regardless of education pathway, all RNs must pass the NCLEX-RN national exam to gain licensure in North Carolina.

To help aspiring nurses in the Greensboro / High Point area, we’ve compiled below a detailed list of the area’s nursing schools and programs.

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Greensboro / High Point area nursing schools by NCLEX score

Randolph Community College
629 Industrial Park Avenue | Asheboro, North Carolina 27205
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 94.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2016)
  • Nurse Aide Certificate
Guilford Technical Community College
601 High Point Road | Jamestown, North Carolina 27282
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing: 92.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 85.8% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2016)
  • Nurse Aide Certificate
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1400 Spring Garden Street | Greensboro, North Carolina 27402
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 90.5% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Rockingham Community College
215 Wrenn Memorial Road | Wentworth, North Carolina 27375
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing: 88.3% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2016)
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 81.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2016)
ECPI University - Greensboro
7802 Airport Center Drive | Greensboro, North Carolina 27409
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing: 83.4% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
North Carolina A&T State University
1601 East Market Street | Greensboro, North Carolina 27411
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 77.0% NCLEX pass rate (2010 through 2016)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South University - High Point
3975 Premier Drive | High Point, North Carolina 27265
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Randolph Community College Associate's Degree in Nursing 94.8% 2009 to 2016
Nurse Aide Certificate
Guilford Technical Community College Diploma in Practical Nursing 92.6% 2009 to 2016
Associate's Degree in Nursing 85.8% 2009 to 2016
Nurse Aide Certificate
University of North Carolina at Greensboro Bachelor of Science in Nursing 90.5% 2010 to 2016
DNP: Nurse Anesthesia
Doctor of Nursing Practice
Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing
Post-Baccalaureate DNP
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Rockingham Community College Diploma in Practical Nursing 88.3% 2009 to 2016
Associate's Degree in Nursing 81.0% 2009 to 2016
ECPI University - Greensboro Diploma in Practical Nursing 83.4% 2010 to 2016
North Carolina A&T State University Bachelor of Science in Nursing 77.0% 2010 to 2016
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
South University - High Point Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion