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Pre-Health Sciences Advising

Pre-health science advisors in the Advising and Success Center serve students prior to their admission to the health science programs offered at Isothermal Community College. These programs include:

  • Dental Assisting (DA)
  • Practical Nursing (PN)
  • Associate Degree Nursing (ADN)
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing (LPN TO ADN)

All health science programs have competitive entry, therefore students are first enrolled in a pre-major program.

  • Dental Assisting

    Pre-major Program:

    The General Occupational Technology-Dental Degree (A55280D) is the program for students planning to apply to the Dental Assisting program.  Students enrolled in this program can begin taking the general education courses required for the dental assisting program while waiting for the program application deadline. The Dental Assisting program is located on our Polk county campus.

    Deadline date for Dental Assisting is June 6, 2022
    Optional PSB Exam
    Letters of Acceptance: June 16, 2022
    Mandatory New Student Orientation: June 29, 2022

    Learn more about our Dental Assisting

  • Nursing

    Pre-major Program:

    The Associate in General Education – Nursing (A1030N) is the program for students planning to apply to the Associate Degree Nursing, Practical Nursing, or the Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nursing programs at Isothermal Community College. Students enrolled in this program can begin taking the general education courses required for a nursing program while waiting for the nursing program application deadline.

    All nursing programs at Isothermal Community College require students to have their Certified Nursing Assist I (CNA) license in order to participate in the actual nursing programs. These licenses must be on the NC registry by the first day of the nursing students' actual program of Associate Degree Nursing (A45110) or Practical Nursing (D45660).

    CNA Courses

    For more information about the nursing health sciences programs

    Associate Degree Nursing Practical Nursing Diploma LPN to ADN

     

     

  • Health Transfer Programs

    The General Occupational Technology- Health Transfer Degree (A55280H) is for students who want to get their general education courses completed at Isothermal Community College before moving on to their competitive major at another institution. For specific information, contact the pre-health science advisor.

    Health Sciences Transfer Program

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN)

    Western Carolina University Path

    Isothermal Community College has an articulation agreement with Western Carolina University for the Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nurses (RIBN) program. Students can graduate in four years with two degrees: an associate degree in nursing (ADN) and a bachelor’s degree in nursing (BSN). To see if you meet the qualifications to apply to this program contact the pre-health sciences advisor.

    For more information about the RIBN program, click the links below.

    FNC RIBN Information WCU RIBN Program

     

    Fayetteville State University

    Isothermal Community College also has a partnership with Fayetteville State University ($10K- Degree Pathway) for an RN to BSN online program.

    10K Pathway information

Contact for information

Advising and Success Center
Student Center, ASC Suite

Office: 828-395-1436

Office hours

8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Subject to change depending on availability.

Tina Porter
Pre-Health Sciences Advisor
tporter@isothermal.edu
828-395-1621