CNA to RN Sponsorship Details


In exchange for full tuition, books and supplies, and background check and drug screen costs, the students, upon graduation from nursing school, will become employees of Harris Regional Hospital, Swain Community Hospital or one of the physician practices or outpatient locations owned and employed by the hospitals* for a period of three years earning a salary commensurate with the role. The commitment will be signified by promissory note signature with default requiring to reimbursement to the hospitals.


Student selection will be made based on the following criteria:

  • Confirmed and verified completion of the CNA program and acceptance to associate RN degree program at SCC
    • Passage of state nurse aide certification
    • Passage of NCLEX (state nursing licensure exam) with a maximum of two attempts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Good behavioral standing throughout the program
  • Preference will be given to residents of Jackson, Swain, Graham or Macon counties.
  • Preference will be given to qualifying staff members of Harris Regional Hospital and Swain Community Hospital
  • Two letters of recommendation with one from a faculty member and one from a health care professional
  • Participation in a panel interview

Program Cost and Administration of Funds:

See attached program cost schedule.

Hospitals will direct program cost funding per student to the SCC Foundation. The Foundation will disburse funds to the college to cover student costs.

*Qualifying Employed Entities/Sites:

The three-year post-graduate/licensure period of employment will occur at Harris Regional Hospital or Swain Community Hospital due to professional need at the hospitals.