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Degree (D)

Be a Nurse. Make a Difference.

Discover Excellence in Practical Nursing at the Heart of the Triad. Our program is your gateway to a fulfilling career in healthcare. Join us and become a professional, compassionate, and competent Practical Nurse, making a difference in local and global communities.

Ready to Begin?

Pre-Nursing: Students are admitted under the Associate in General Education (Nursing) Degree until they have met the admissions requirements for the program. Faculty members advise students as to the courses they should take before formal admission. All developmental requirements may need to be completed before admission or registration into some courses.

To make an appointment with the Pre-Admission Counselor, reach out to or call 336-506-4246.



  1. Apply for Admission to Alamance Community College
  2. Request your official high School/GED and college transcripts to be sent to ACC Registrar
  3. Meet the minimum reading, English and mathematics proficiency
  4. Complete any developmental courses if needed
  5.  Register for a practical nursing information session

  1. Complete a Certified Nurse Aide 1 program with clinical hours 
  2. Be actively registered with the NC Nurse Aide 1 Registry

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) evaluates the academic readiness of
applicants to health science programs (such as nursing). ATI is the company who
developed the exam.
The ATI TEAS covers four content areas: reading, mathematics, science, and
English and language usage. You will have 219 minutes to complete 170 questions
(20 questions are experimental and unscored).
How do I sign up for the ATI TEAS?


Submit your official ATI TEAS scores to ACC. Students’ may use their highest TEAS score. Scores taken within the last two years are accepted. Students may take the TEAS twice per calendar year.

100-90 40 points
89-80 30 points
79-70 20 points
69-60 20 points
59-50 10 points
49-0 0 points



Admission is competitive

Enrollment is limited, so the admission process is competitive. Applicants receive points based on their grades for the following general education courses:

  • BIO 163 – Basic Anatomy & Physiology
  • ENG 111 – Writing and Inquiry
  • MAT 110 – Math Measurement & Literacy
  • PSY 150 – General Psychology

Additional points are awarded for: EMT, Medical Assisting, CNA II,  Paramedic, and Veterans Combat Medic or Corpsmen training.



  1. Complete the ACC Practical Nursing application.
    • PN applications available March 1st- May 31st.
    • Program Begins Jan. 2025
  2. Meet with a Health Sciences Advisor.
  3. Submit all required documents and transcripts by 5 pm on May 31st for admission for January 2024.


Nursing Application Due May 31, 2024


Nusing Students

Are you Ready?

If you have completed all the above admissions steps, fill out the Practical Nursing application today and start your exciting journey in healthcare.