The Associate Degree in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and presently has "Approval with Warning" from the Board of Registration in Nursing of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts (BORN).
The Nursing Program offers a specific sequence of courses that lead to the Associate in Science Degree. Upon successful completion of the degree program, the Chairperson of the Nursing Program will furnish documentation to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing verifying that a student has met the legal responsibilities to be eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX). Cape Cod Community College Nursing program graduates become licensed as Registered Nurses upon successful completion of the NCLEX.
For 2015 to 2017:
See also: Associate Degree in Nursing overview
Information sessions are best the way for a prospective student to learn more about the ADN program, immunization requirements, and tips for submitting a competitive application. The Admissions Office and the Program Director are available at these sessions to answer specific questions you may have.
Applicants for the Associate Degree in Nursing program (ADN) must submit all required application materials and meet the follow minimum requirements to be considered for admission:
Note: Nursing applicants with previous college credit may have fulfilled one or more prerequisites at another college or university. Transfer credit may be awarded if official transcripts show equivalent college-level course work required for the Nursing Program, from an accredited college or university, with a grade of C (2.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better.
ADN program applications are generally available in early October and are due by 5:00pm on February 1 to begin study the following fall.
Successful applicants are notified in April and are expected to accept or decline admission no later than May 15.
CCCC ADN program has extremely limited space available. Competitive applicants who we do not have enough space to admit will be offered a place on our waitlist. The waitlist is maintained until the first day of classes in the fall semester.
If an admitted student forfeits their offer of admission, the Admissions Office will contact the next person on the waitlist.
Satisfactory performance in the most recent educational experience is required and must include the successful completion of the following:
As a prerequisite for a clinical placement in the nursing program, all students must undergo a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) and a Sex Offender Registry Information (SORI) check. In addition, repeat CORI checks may be required throughout the Program. These checks are required due to potential unsupervised contact with children, the disabled, or the elderly during a clinical experience. Students found to have certain criminal convictions or pending criminal actions will be presumed ineligible for clinical placement. The College is authorized by the Commonwealth’s Criminal History Systems Board, pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 167-178B, to access CORI records. The College shall refer to regulations issued by the Commonwealth’s Executive Office of Health and Human Services, 101 Code of Massachusetts Regulations 15.00-15.16, as guidance when assessing student CORI records. Sex Offender checks shall be performed pursuant to Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 6, Sections 178C-178P.
Students will be required to complete a drug screening at a testing site designated by Cape Cod Community College early in the first semester of the freshman year.
Upon acceptance, accepted students must complete the following:
Please note: failure to comply with the above by the specified dates may result in withdrawal from the Associate Degree in Nursing program (ADN)
If you are interested in the Evening Nursing Program, or the LPN to RN Program, please request additional information from the Office of Admissions: