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Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs

Summary:

Overview of the Nursing Programs at A-B Tech

Programs Offered

A-B Tech offers several different nursing programs. You can find more information about each one by going to http://www.abtech.edu/academic-programs and clicking on the specific program.

To become a Licensed Registered Nurse (RN)

Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)

Associate Degree Nursing is a five-semester program that awards an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Nursing degree. When you complete the program, you will be qualified to take the licensure exam to become a registered nurse (RN). The program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. For questions about the program, please contact Nancy Markhoff at (828) 398-7259 or nancygmarkhoff@abtech.edu.

LPN to Associate Degree Nursing - Advanced Placement ("LPN to ADN Bridge Program") 

LPN to Associate Degree Nursing - Advanced Placement ("LPN to ADN Bridge Program") provides advanced placement for currently licensed, unrestricted LPNs. The program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing. For additional questions, please contact Nancy Markhoff at (828) 398-7259 or nancygmarkhoff@abtech.edu .

This program has a competitive admissions process. The application period is in February-March with entry in the summer. (It is three semesters in length.) To view the specific criteria for admission, go to www.abtech.edu/competitive-limited-programs and click the link for the program.

WNC Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN)

WNC Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) is a four-year program and is offered in collaboration with Western Carolina University. An Associate of Applied Science in Nursing is awarded at the end of the third year from A-B Tech, and a Baccalaureate in Nursing from Western Carolina University at the end of year four. This program is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.  

The first three years of WNC RIBN will be on A-B Tech’s main Asheville Campus, with one class completed online through WCU each semester. The fourth year of classes will be through WCU. The WCU classes will be either online or at Biltmore Park.

Admissions to the WNC RIBN program is highly competitive. Dual admission requirements are set forth collaboratively by A-B Tech and Western Carolina University. WNC RIBN will accept applications from August to December for entry the next fall. You may find the specific admissions criteria by going to abtech.edu and typing "RIBN" in the Search Field. If you are interested in WNC RIBN, you should contact Carol Douglas, at (828) 398-7534 or caroladouglas@abtech.edu .

Practical Nursing Diploma

We will not offer the LPN (Practical Nursing) diploma program in the 2015-2016 academic year. 

Nurse Aide (CNA) Programs

We offer Nurse Aide Level I, Nurse Aide I Refresher, and Nurse Aide II classes through Continuing Education.

Key Words: nursing, nurse, ADN, RN, LPN, PN, RIBN, Western Carolina University, WCU, nurse aide, CNA 

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