Fletcher Technical Community College

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Nursing and Allied Health


Welcome to Nursing and Allied Health at Fletcher Technical Community College.  Thank you for your interest in our programs. Nursing and allied health are some of the fastest growing and most in demand professional career tracks.   Fletcher is in an exciting new developmental stage with an Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program which had the first graduating class May 28th 2009.

We continue to have an excellent Practical Nursing (PN) program, as well as, a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program.  We also offer Phlebotomy as determined by community needs and availability of job opportunities.

We also utilize current technology in our classrooms and clinical settings to enhance the educational opportunities by including simulation mannequins in laboratory settings, online resources, practice testing, and a variety of strategies including iclickers for student engagement in the classroom.

We, at Fletcher, work closely with education partners to develop linkages that will serve our students and our community. We offer the personal attention, mentoring and instruction that can exist only in a small college learning environment. We offer online, hybrid, and night courses, low tuition, and small classes. We are continuing to build our faculty, college and capacity to provide the best options for obtaining a certificate, diploma or an associate degree. No matter what path you choose at Fletcher you will receive an education that will allow you many opportunities for lifelong learning and a successful career.

Exit level designations for these programs are as follows:

  • TCA = Technical Competency Area Certificate: An applied course, or series of courses (1-12 hours) which provides a student with a specific technical competency area.
  • CTS = Certificate of Technical Studies: An applied technical program (21-33 hours) usually formed by combining multiple TCA's.
  • TD = Technical Diploma: An applied technical degree program (45-60 hours) formed by combining multiple CTS's and/or TCA's.
  • AAS = Associate of Applied Science Degree: An applied/academic degree program (60-72 hours), primarily designed to prepare students for immediate employment or career entry.
  • AS=Associate of Science Degree: An academic degree program (60-72) hours with a significant general education core (27 hours), designed primarily to serve as preparatory for transfer to related baccalaureate program.

Listing of a program does not necessarily mean that enrollment is accepted every semester. Program availability varies and start dates are often determined by the program coordinator. If no information is given in the program description, students should contact the department or the Office of Student Affairs to determine when the program is to be offered.

In addition to applying to the college, all applicants interested in one of the programs below must complete an "Application for Admissions to a Nursing or Allied Health Programs" and submit it with the program checklist to the Department of Nursing. The "Application for Admissions to a Nursing or Allied Health Programs" and the checklist is located in each of the program sections below.


Nursing and Allied Health Divisions:
Registered Nursing
Practical Nursing
Nursing Assistant
Cardiopulmonary Care Science