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Associate Degree


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

The Associate Degree in Nursing Program at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College is accredited by the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. (202) 909-2487.

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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.
2022 Nursing Faculty Group Shot

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


William "Brent" Evans, MSN, RN
Nursing Faculty


Pam Griffin, MSN, RN
Nursing Faculty


Carol Hicks, MSN, RN, CNE
Nursing Faculty


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


Alyson Weimar, MSN, RN, CNE
Nursing Faculty


Amanda Willis MSN, RN
Nursing Faculty

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Melissa Smith, MA Higher Ed. Administration
Administrative Assistant