Associate Degree Nursing

Associate Degree Nursing Student

The Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program enables students to become caring registered nurses, committed to lifelong learning and service. The program provides students with knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to apply the nursing process to individuals and families across the life span in a variety of settings.

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Abigail Hershberger

Associate Degree Nursing Major

With the exception of a couple of labs, Hershberger was able to complete the majority of the coursework needed to enter the nursing program completely online. “If it hadn’t been for the online courses that PTC has to offer, I wouldn’t have been able to start when I did and I wouldn’t be as far along in my degree as I am now,” she said.

A supply of well-qualified nursing staff is essential for quality health care. This ongoing need presents graduates of Piedmont Tech's Nursing programs with a wealth of employment opportunities, and with excellent earning potential.

Piedmont Tech's Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program is approved by the SC Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The nursing program at Piedmont Technical College prepares graduates to take the licensing examination, NCLEX, to become a registered nurse.

Career Information

Registered nurses may be required to assess patients, plan and implement care, record patients' conditions and reactions to treatments, administer medications and perform treatments and provide teaching to promote and restore health.

Career Tracks:

  • 94% placement rater for 2016-2017 graduates
  • Median Salary: $61,090
  • Regional Salary Range: $50,070-$76,320


  • Abbeville Regional Medical Center
  • Self Regional Healthcare
  • National Healthcare Corporation (NHC)
  • More...

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RN to BSN Options

Students earning an Associate in Applied Science with a major in Nursing (ADN) can transfer into bachelor’s degree nursing or other health-related degree programs at Lander University, University of South Carolina at Aiken, University of South Carolina Upstate’s Mary Black School of Nursing and Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC).

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