For admission into the RN-BSN program, applicants must meet the general college admission requirements found in the Catalog and submit:

  • An official transcript showing completion of an associate degree or diploma in nursing.
  • Evidence of a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all post-secondary coursework.
  • A current unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN in NC or compact license before beginning classes.
  • Two references utilizing the College form from persons familiar with your capabilities:
    • Applicants enrolled in or currently graduating from an associate degree nursing program must provide two references from current nursing faculty.
    • Nurses who currently are employed and hold an unencumbered license must provide two professional references (e.g., supervisor, co-workers, recent instructor).

As a distance education program, it is important for applicants to understand the requirements with regard to characteristics of a successful online student, necessary computer skills, and technology requirements. Therefore, applicants should review the information available under Distance Education in the College catalog and/or website, and complete the online readiness assessment available on the website to insure readiness.

Carolinas HealthCare System Teammate & Carolinas HealthCare System College Scholarship Program Admission Requirements

Cabarrus College offers a scholarship program for current Carolinas HealthCare System employees, and graduates from Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, Carolinas College of Health Sciences or Mercy School of Nursing who enroll in the RN-BSN program within one year of graduation.

Eligibility requirements for the scholarship program requires the submission of a current unencumbered and active license to practice as a Registered Nurse in NC or compact state (if recent graduate, you must submit this prior to classes beginning).

Admission and enrollment requirements include:

  • The submission of a Fast Track Application to the Admissions office at Cabarrus.
  • A minimum GPA of 2.5 in all post-secondary coursework.
  • Student must stay continuously enrolled until program completion (either part-time or full-time.
  • Maintain a 3.0 GPA