program overview

associate in general education-nursing

A male student in the Associate in Science program pours liquid into a beaker in a chemistry classroom.

* this program is financial aid eligible.
* this program can be completed online.
the associate in general education (age)-nursing is designed for students who wish to begin their study toward the associate in nursing degree and a baccalaureate degree in nursing as based on blocks 1 through 3 of the uniform articulation agreement between the university of north carolina's registered nurse (rn) to bachelor of science in nursing (bsn) programs and the north carolina community college associate degree nursing programs which was approved by the state board of community colleges and the unc board of governors in february 2015. the age-nursing shall be granted for a planned program of study consisting of a minimum of 60 semester hours of credit (shc) of courses.

a student who completes an associate in applied science (aas) in nursing with a gpa of at least 2.0 and a grade of c or better in the age-nursing courses listed below and who holds a current unrestricted license as a registered nurse in north carolina will have fulfilled the unc institutions lower-division general education requirements as well as nursing program entry requirements. however, because nursing program admissions are competitive, no student is guaranteed admission to the program of his or her choice.
spring application deadline is jan 05

Estimated Tuition & Fees



main campus, occ, online

credit hours

minimum 60-61

program stats

outline of person

average class size


estimated completion time

18-19 months

upcoming program events

headshot of Jonathan Polak

“nursing is the hardest thing i’ve ever done, but by far the most rewarding thing i’ve ever done. i really enjoy being a nurse and i can’t imagine doing anything else. this program at durham tech is creating a large stepping stone for me and creating additional opportunities to advance my career as an rn.”

—jonathan polak