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The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at RCC is limited enrollment, meaning admission is not guaranteed. The ADN program includes five semesters of nursing coursework. Graduates of this program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN).

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

Fall 2025 Admissions Information

Application Deadline: Friday, February 14, 2025 @ 3:00pm

Applications for ADN program will open January 13, 2025

Admissions Requirements

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Minimum Requirements

  • Complete the RCC admissions process ( apply to RCC, submit all transcripts)
  • Completed  BIO 168  and BIO 169  with a grade of “C” or higher. (Applicants may be enrolled in BIO 169 in the Spring 2025 semester.)
  • Completed  CHM 131  (with lab CHM 131A ) or  CHM 151  with a grade of “C” or higher. (Applicants may be enrolled in CHM 131 /A or CHM 151 in the Spring 2025 semester.)
  • Have a 2.8 GPA or higher from all completed pre-requisite and nursing general education courses (grades must be “C” or higher). GPA calculation includes:
  • Be in Satisfactory Academic Standing with Rockingham Community College (2.0 or higher RCC cumulative GPA). 
  • Attend a mandatory Nursing Information Session in the 2024/2025 academic year.
  • Hold current certification in Adult and Child CPR issued by the American Heart Association or American Red Cross.
  • Current Nurse Aide I (CNA) in North Carolina. Must be listed on the  state registry. (Applicants may be currently enrolled in a Nurse Aide I class in Spring 2025.)
  • Complete the TEAS exam with a minimum score of 68%. Scores are valid for 24 months (2 years) from time of application.
  • Essay– One page, double spaced, typed statement responding to the following questions: What makes you a strong candidate for the ADN program at Rockingham Community College? What is the biggest challenge you will face in the ADN program?

Important Information

It is your responsibility to read this page and the information it contains in its entirety. You must meet all requirements to be considered for acceptance; however, completion of these items does not guarantee acceptance to the Fall 2025 entering class.

Application Steps

  • Read the Admissions Requirements (above) and complete the Minimum Admissions Requirements. This includes applying to RCC and submitting all official transcripts to the Admissions Office. NOTE: Current RCC students do not need to submit a new RCC application.
  • Attend a mandatory 2024-2025 Nursing Information Session (see dates in section below).
  • Complete the  Associate Degree Nursing Candidate Review Form online. The Candidate Review Form will open January 13, 2025. Candidate Review Forms, including all application materials (TEAS scores, CPR card, etc.), must be submitted by Friday, February 14, 2025 at 3:00pm.
  • Monitor your email for your Candidate Review Form status. Candidate Review Forms will be processed as soon as possible upon submission.

    You will be notified via email whether your form has been successfully submitted to the Nursing Department or if a follow-up meeting with RCC Admissions is required prior to processing your form:
    • Submitted Candidate Review Forms that are complete and meet all minimum requirements will be processed and forwarded to the Nursing Department for review. No further action from the student is required in this case.
    • Candidates missing requirements or that need additional verification will be required to schedule a follow-up appointment. Candidates will receive the link to schedule an appointment by email. This appointment must be completed by Friday, February 14, 2025. This appointment is required before the application will be processed and forwarded to the Nursing Department for review.

Application Timeline

Admissions StepsDeadline
Attend a Mandatory Nursing Information Session (2024/2025)February 7, 2025 @ 12:00pm
Complete RDS and RCC applicationFebruary 14, 2025 @ 3:00pm
Submit high school/GED transcript and all college transcripts February 14, 2025 @ 3:00pm
Submit Associate Degree Nursing Candidate Review Form February 14, 2025 @ 3:00pm

Information Sessions

Nursing Information Session Details

Information sessions are offered virtually through Zoom and on campus in the Owens Health Sciences (OHS) building. Fall 2025 applicants are required to attend one session. If you attended last year’s information session, you must still attend one of these sessions.

Sessions begin at time listed and will last approximately one hour. Please log into the Zoom session or arrive to the campus location at least 10 minutes before the start time. Late arrivals will not receive credit for attendance and must attend another session to receive credit.

Registration is required. Zoom links are provided in the registration confirmation email (registration links below).

2024-2025 Nursing Information Session Dates

To sign up for an online information session, simply pick one of the options provided below.

GPA Calculator

Nursing general education GPA is calculated using the following courses:

Use the following link to calculate your nursing general education GPA:

RCC Associate Degree Nursing GPA Calculator

TEAS Information

TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills)

The ATI TEAS is designed to assess a student’s preparedness for entering the health science fields. The TEAS can be taken in the RCC Testing Center, online through an ATI remote proctor, or at a PSI testing center. 

General TEAS Information

  • The TEAS consists of 170 multiple choice questions completed over 209 minutes (approximately 3.5 hours).
  • The exam is divided into four sections: Reading (45 questions/55 minutes), Mathematics (38 questions/57 minutes), Science (50 questions/60 minutes), and English and Language Usage (37 questions/37 minutes).
  • All TEAS registration is handled through ATI Testing. Please do not contact RCC to schedule or reschedule your test. Any issues regarding the scheduling of your TEAS test is handled through ATI Testing. If you wish to re-take, please note that a two week waiting period is required between testing.
  • ATI TEAS study materials and online practice tests are offered through the ATI website
  • Government-issued photo ID required the day of the exam. Name on ID must match the name on your ATI account. 
  • RCC does not require an official TEAS transcript from ATI Testing. Download a score report after your exam at no cost to submit with your nursing application.

TEAS Testing Options

The TEAS is offered both in person and online. Determine which option works best for you before purchasing the exam. Click the sections below to learn more.

Important TEAS Information

Frequently asked TEAS questions.

Option 1: TEAS @ RCC Testing Center

Location: RCC Testing Center

RCC Testing Center
Advanced Technologies Building, Room 106
560 County Home Road

Cost: $87

RCC offers the TEAS in-person through the RCC Testing Center.

  • The exam will be taken on a Testing Center computer through your ATI account. You must bring your ATI username and password the day of the exam.
  • A government-issued photo ID is required the day of the test. The name on your ID must match the name on your ATI account. 
  • Arrive 30 minutes early to allow time for check-in and logging into your ATI account.

RCC Testing Center TEAS Sessions

  • December 3, 2024, 1:00pm
  • December 16, 2024, 9:00am
  • January 7, 2025, 1:00pm
  • January 24, 2025, 9:00am
  • February 3, 2025, 1:00pm
  • February 11, 2025, 9:00am

On-Campus TEAS Registration Steps

  1. Visit and select the Register Now button.
  2. Select In-Person to take the exam at RCC.
  3. Search Reidsville, NC to find the sessions available in the RCC Testing Center.
  4. Select a session and review the product details before continuing with registration.
  5. Review your order and proceed to checkout.
  6. Create an ATI account or login using an existing account. (Note: Be sure to write your login information down. You will need this the day of your exam!)
  7. Complete your purchase and check your email for your confirmation.

Need help? Instructions on registering for the TEAS at RCC.

Option 2: TEAS Online (Remote Proctoring)

Location: Online (remote proctoring through ATI)

ATI Testing offers an online TEAS exam. This format is proctored online by ATI through Proctorio. Before purchasing an online TEAS exam, be sure to review the system requirements and the TEAS Quick Start Guide.

Cost: $120

Online TEAS Registration Steps

  1. Visit and select the Register Now button.
  2. Select Online to take the exam virtually.
  3. Input a date range of when you want to test.
  4. Select a session date/time that works for you. Pay close attention to time zone!
  5. Review your order and proceed to checkout.
  6. Create an ATI account or login using an existing account. (Note: Be sure to write your login information down. You will need this the day of your exam!)
  7. Complete your purchase and check your email for your confirmation.

Need help? Instructions on registering for an online TEAS exam through ATI.

Option 3: TEAS @ PSI Testing Center

Location: PSI Testing Center

Students are welcome to take the TEAS exam in person at a PSI Testing Center. Before purchasing this option, it is important to review the PSI testing locations and open test dates/times. For a complete list of PSI test centers, including locations in Greensboro and Winston-Salem, visit the PSI Testing Centers webpage.

Cost: $120

PSI Testing Center Registration Steps

  1. Check to confirm the PSI testing locations, as well as open test dates and times meet your testing needs.
  2. Visit and select the Register Now button.
  3. Select In Person to take the exam at a PSI Testing Center.
  4. Search a city/state or zip/state.
  5. Select TEAS at PSI Test Center at bottom of the page.
  6. Select PSI Test Site for TEAS Nursing.
  7. Review your order and proceed to checkout.
  8. Create an ATI account or login using an existing account. (Note: Be sure to write your login information down. You will need this the day of your exam!)
  9. Complete your purchase and check your email for your confirmation.
  10. You will receive an email within 24 hours with information on scheduling your ATI TEAS exam through PSI.

Need help? Instructions for to take the TEAS at a PSI Testing Center.

Clinical Compliance Policy

The Associate Degree Nursing Program provides learning opportunities for students in an array of clinical learning environments. To comply with program policies, state and local regulations for healthcare providers, and in the interest of your own personal safety, the safety of your patients, and the potential liability to both the college and clinical agency, there are significant compliance requirements that must be met in order to enter the clinical area.  

Applicants are expected to review the Compliance Policy for Clinical Placement prior to application to the program.


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