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Associate Degree


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Application Period for Spring 2022 Nursing Programs Begin September 13, 2021

A-B Tech will take applications for the following nursing programs between September 13, 2021 - October 20, 2021.

To apply, please make an appointment with a Student Advisor at the Student Advising Appointments page. Advisors can be reached by emailing

The A-B Tech Nursing Program is fully approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing.

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Associate Degree Nursing Program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.

The Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College, Associate Degree in Nursing program is pursuing accreditation from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA), located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20037; phone (202) 909-2526. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to NLN CNEA, attention Lesleyan Jackson, NLN CNEA Manager, Accreditation Services, no later than February 9, 2022.


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Good to Know

Program Outcomes:

  • The nursing program has a systematic evaluation plan which is fully implemented, and continuous quality improvement is demonstrated.
  • The nursing program solicits and utilizes feedback from communities of interest in program planning and faculty decision-making.
  • The nursing program has a minimum of 60% of students complete the program on time and a minimum of 70% of students complete the program within 150% of their most recent admission.
  • The nursing program prepares students to be successful on the NCLEX-RN.
  • Nursing program graduates find employment as an RN within six months of graduation.
  • The nursing program’s students, graduates, employers, and faculty express satisfaction with program effectiveness.



  • The A-B Technical Community College Nursing Education Program strives to meet the current and future needs of a diverse community by preparing professional and caring nurses who practice with excellence and integrity.
  • The Faculty facilitate and support this mission by utilizing the following values:
  • modeling caring behaviors,
  • promoting client-centered care that is grounded in excellence, integrity, and meeting holistic needs,
  • demonstrating ethical behaviors in the delivery of nursing care,
  • promoting high quality, innovative, and evidence-based care.



  • A-B Tech Nursing Department is committed to providing a student-centered, high-quality, nursing education program that is locally and regionally recognized for its caring, integrity, diversity, and excellence.

Christy Andrews, MSN, RN
Chairperson of Nursing Program


Nita Kirkpatrick, MSN, RN
Associate Chairperson of Nursing Program


Tipton Dillingham, MSN, RN
Clinical Coordinator of Nursing Program


Deanna Littrell, MSN, RN
Simulation Coordinator/Nursing Faculty


Meg Cooper, MSN, RN
Nursing Faculty


William "Brent" Evans, MSN, RN
Nursing Faculty


Pam Griffin, MSN, RN
Nursing Faculty


Heather Landreth, MSN, RN
Nursing Faculty


Amista Lemke, MSN, RN
Nursing Faculty

  • Office: AHWD 419
  • Phone: (828) 398-7277


Denise Morgan, MSN, RN
Nursing Faculty


Eileen Shupe, MSN, RN
Nursing Faculty


Monica Smith, MSN, RN
Nursing Faculty


Joan Vassey, MSN, RN
Nursing Faculty


Monica Walls, MSN, RN
Nursing Faculty


Melissa Smith, MA Higher Ed. Administration
Administrative Assistant