Associate Degree Nursing


The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program at New River Community and Technical College is an intensive 12-month associate of applied science degree program designed to prepare students to practice as Registered Nurses in a variety of healthcare settings.

The ADN curriculum provides students with classroom and clinical experiences in the areas of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Maternal-Child Nursing, Geriatrics and Mental Health Nursing in a variety of acute care, extended care, and outpatient facilities and includes courses in pharmacology and nutrition. The program also is designed for career laddering, awarding appropriate transfer credit allowing for seamless transfer into more advanced nursing programs of study. Upon completing the ADN program, graduates are eligible to take the National Council License Examination for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Successful completion of this examination is required for licensure and practice.

The West Virginia Board of Examiners accredits the program for Registered Professional Nurses. The program leadership will apply for national accreditation when applicable.

New River Community and Technical College offers the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program in two tracks, LPN to ADN at the Greenbrier Valley Campus in Lewisburg and the Paramedic to ADN at the Raleigh County Campus in Beaver. The ADN program meets on-campus Monday through Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

New classes start annually in January and August for LPNs, and classes for paramedics begin annually in August. Each student admitted to the LPN to ADN track must be a Licensed Practical Nurse with an unencumbered license. Each student admitted to the Paramedic to ADN track must have an active certification in paramedic. Applications for admission must be submitted to the ADN Director by December 15th for January admission and June 30th for August admission. Click here to watch our September 2021 Information Session Webinar on the program.

New River CTC proctors the TEAS admissions test remotely. If you are applying to the ADN program and need to take the TEAS test, email your contact information to

For more information, contact Duane Napier by using the link below:

Contact Information

Duane Napier, MSN, RN

Erin Trump
Administrative Associate

Program Information

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New River Community and Technical College offers nursing programs that lead to professional licensure in the state of West Virginia and cannot confirm if programs meet the prerequisites for professional licensure outside the state of West Virginia. Students will need to contact the state licensing board relative to their program of study in the state of which they seek certification for further information.

Prospective Nursing Applicants letter

New River CTC’s Nursing Programs have applied for candidate status for national accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Student Learning Outcomes

At the completion of the Associate Degree Nursing program, graduates will be prepared to:

Human Flourishing

Advocate for patients and families in ways that promote their self-determination, integrity, and ongoing growth as human beings.

  • Collaborate with the patient or designee to plan and provide nursing care that respects the patient’s individual values and needs.

Nursing Judgment

Make judgments in practice, substantiated with evidence, that integrate nursing science in the provision of safe, quality care and that promote the health of patients within a family and community context.

  • Generate safe and effective patient centered care using the nursing process.
  • Incorporate effective communication strategies to reduce risk and injuries in the healthcare environment.

Professional Identity

Implement one’s role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy, and safe, quality care for diverse patients within a family and community context.

  • Create caring relationships with patients and support systems consistent with the American Nursing Association Standards of Nursing Practice and Code of Ethics.
  • Evaluate the utilization of healthcare system resources to efficiently and effectively manage care.

Spirit of Inquiry

Examine the evidence that underlies clinical nursing practice to challenge the status quo, question underlying assumptions, and offer new insights to improve the quality of care for patients, families, and communities.

  • Integrate current best practices to plan and implement safe and effective patient care.

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