Nursing (ADN): Associate in Applied Science | Technical College of the LowCountry

Nursing (ADN): Associate in Applied Science


Paging future nurses.

TCL’s nursing program is the Lowcountry’s best and most affordable option.

Program Description


Free Tuition for Fall. Click for details.As of May 18, 2020 math and science courses must be completed within the last 5 years to be considered for Health Science applications. 

As of 5/29/19, there have been updates to the Nursing application. Please view the updates under “Curriculum & Applications”

The healthcare industry is booming, and nursing is one of the fastest growing professions in the U.S.

Technical College of the Lowcountry’s Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program will give you the hands-on education and knowledge you need for a rewarding and in-demand career as a nurse.

RNs provide care at the bedside in a hospital setting, carry out medical regimens, and help individuals and groups take steps to improve or maintain their health. Registered nurses may also work in physicians’ offices, clinics, home settings and other public and occupational health settings.

The job outlook is exceptional for all TCL health sciences graduates. The South Carolina’s annual mean wage for a registered nurse is $63,630, according to 2017 reports from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This means your return on investment is high.

TCL’s two-year ADN program prepares graduates to practice as registered nurses. Students experience on-campus learning using high-tech simulation equipment and receive additional hands-on practice at clinical sites located throughout Beaufort, Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties.

The full-time RN program (ADN) consists of 68 credit hours that can be completed in as little as five semesters. Courses include general education, science, and nursing classes.

PLEASE SCHEDULE AN APPOINTMENT WITH A HEALTH SCIENCE ADVISOR PRIOR TO SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR THE NURSING PROGRAM. CALL 843-525-8267 FOR AN APPOINTMENT.

Certify Your Skills


Earn valuable industry credentials! Coursework qualifies students to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) exam.

NCLEX-RN Results, Technical College of the Lowcountry

Year TCL Pass Rate %    National Pass Rate %
2019 88.24 88.77
2018 83.67 88.3
2017 80.33 87.11
2016 84 84.57
2015 91.31 86.76
2014 92 82
2013 91 81.49

Accreditation & Accolades


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850/ Atlanta, Georgia 30326 Phone: 404 975-5000/FAX (404)975-5020 www.acenursing.org
South Carolina Department of Labor and Licensing and Regulation Board of Nursing
Synergy Business Park, Suite 202, Kingstree Building 110 / Centerview Drive; P.O. Box 12367 / Columbia, SC 29211-2367 / website

ACEN Data

Quick Facts


Quick Fact 1
200+ students have completed TCL’s ADN program in the last five years.
Quick Fact 2
The 2-year ADN program consists of 68 credit hours over five full-time semesters.
Quick Fact 3
South Carolina’s annual mean wage for a registered nurse is $63,630.

What People Are Saying


“I didn’t want to go into debt, and TCL is very affordable. Plus, former students spoke very highly of the program.”

Lindsay Richardson Nursing Graduate

FAQs & Additional Information

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Important Additional Admission Requirements

Applicants interested in the nursing program must first complete the college admission application process. You will then make an appointment to meet with a Health Sciences Advisor. Acceptance into the college does not guarantee admission into a Nursing program. Applications for admission to the Nursing program may only be obtained from Health Sciences Advisors. Participation in the program requires a national background check and a drug screen. Nursing classes are offered at Beaufort and New River campuses and may require attendance at either. Call 843.525.8267 for additional information and to schedule an appointment with an advisor.

LPNs may seek advanced placement in the program.

What does this program cost?*

Tuition: 68 credits x $190 per credit = $12,920.

Remember, this is before S.C. Lottery Tuition Assistance and other financial aid, which could drop your costs by more than half. In fact, after financial aid, many TCL students attend for free.

*Based on Fall 2019 in-state, in-service-area tuition. Your actual cost may differ. Does not include fees, books and other costs. Qualifications vary.

Is this program for you?

Yes, particularly if you:

• are well organized and focused.
• enjoy patient interaction and caring for others.
• have good time management skills.

Curriculum & Applications

Nursing Curriculum Profile

Advanced Placement Nursing Curriculum Profile

Nursing Weighted Admission Score Sheet

Generic Nursing Program Application Checklist

Advanced Placement Nursing Program Application Checklist

Program Dean


Glenn Levicki

Division Dean/Health Sciences

glevicki@tcl.edu

Instructors


Vandy Amason

Nursing Instructor/Health Sciences

vamason@tcl.edu

Amanda Simmons

Nursing Instructor/Health Sciences

asimmons@tcl.edu

DeAnne Johnson

Nursing Instructor/Health Sciences

djohnson@tcl.edu

Ashley Turbeville

Nursing Instructor/Health Sciences

aturbeville@tcl.edu

Michelle Connelly

Nursing Instructor/Health Sciences

mconnelly@tcl.edu

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