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Find the passion you’ve been missing in your current job – and unlimited career options – with Cabarrus College’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing, designed for those with a bachelor’s degree in any field.

 *Pending SACSCOC and NCBON approval

 Program Highlights

  • Build on your existing bachelor’s degree to earn a degree in nursing
  • Finish in as little as four semesters
  • Immersive learning on an Atrium Health hospital-based campus
  • Individualized instruction in small classes
  • Hands-on clinical experience starts as early as first semester, enabling you to apply concepts learned in class right away
  • Additional skills practice in high-tech simulation labs on campus and at Atrium Health
  • Affordable: generous financial aid and forgivable loans
  • Affiliated with Atrium Health:
    • Preferred access to Atrium Health clinical sites
    • Learn from the region’s most experienced healthcare professionals
    • Access to leading-edge technology
    • Pipeline to jobs in one of the country’s largest healthcare systems
$10K Atrium Health Forgivable Loan
available to Accelerated BSN students; can be repaid with service at Atrium Health

Now is the perfect time to get an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree (ABSN) at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences.  Atrium Health’s Educational Loan Forgiveness program is available for the ABSN program. By combining the loan forgiveness program, along with grant and scholarship money the financial aid office helps procure, the cost for Cabarrus College’s ABSN program is affordable.  Learn more about the Atrium Health Educational Loan Forgiveness program.


Cultivate competent, caring nurse professionals through exemplary education and promotion of lifelong learning.

Program Goals

  • Graduates will achieve an annual NCLEX-RN pass rate for first-time writers equal or greater than the annual national average for BSN graduates, but not less than 80%.
  • Seventy percent (70%) of incoming students will graduate within 150% of the advertised program length of program (150% = 2 years)
  • Ninety percent (90%) of graduates will be employed as a registered nurse within 1 year after graduation.
  • Ninety percent (90%) of graduates responding to the Graduate Survey will self-evaluate they successfully achieved the Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs).
  • Ninety percent (90%) of graduate employers responding to the Employer Survey will evaluate the graduate as successfully achieving the Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs).

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate core nursing concepts of compassion, caring, and advocacy while caring for disparate clients in various health care settings.
  • Function as a clinician, advocate, educator, and health care leader in promoting health and providing care to diverse individuals, families, populations, and communities.
  • Utilize evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning to deliver professional prioritized nursing care to clients within various health care settings.
  • Form effective collaborative multidisciplinary health care teams composed of clients, families, and other health care professionals.
  • Incorporate health information and information technology to promote quality improvement while developing a workplace culture of safety.
  • Integrate critical thinking and clinical reasoning skills to provide quality nursing care to individuals, families, and communities.

Testimonial quote:

“I have attended a few institutions and none of them compared to Cabarrus College. The instructors are so personable and meet you where you are in your nursing journey and your home and work life. There was so much balance in this program that I longed for in others. I believe this degree opened many new doors for me and I would recommend anyone on the fence to take the plunge. You will not regret it and the Cabarrus College team is there to help you the entire way.”

Kristen Hanks, RN, BSN, ‘22
Bachelor of Science in Nursing



Upon graduation from the BSN program and verification by Cabarrus College that education requirements are met, students are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination - Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN). Graduates passing the exam and meeting board requirements will receive the legal title of Registered Nurse (RN) from the North Carolina Board of Nursing (NCBON). Should graduates be unsuccessful on the exam, they may repeat the exam at subsequent intervals.

As Atrium Health and many other healthcare organizations seek nurses with a bachelor’s degree, getting a ABSN offers many benefits:

  • More varied employment opportunities
  • Career progression and increased responsibly
  • Opens the door to professional certification in a nursing specialty
  • Foundation for pursing a master’s degree

There’s never been a better time. Get started on your ABSN. NOW!

For more information contact: or 704-403-1556 or 704-403-3507