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We have 80 years of experience educating compassionate, highly skilled and sought-after nurses. Our Associate of Science in Nursing provides an immersive education on our hospital-based campus, a supportive, student-centered culture, and unrivaled hands-on clinical experience.  Cabarrus College nursing graduates are respected in the industry and quickly (often before graduation) find jobs that offer financial and career security, flexibility and opportunities for advancement. The college’s affiliation with Atrium Health, one of the country’s largest healthcare systems, offers unparalleled access to clinical sites, technology and job opportunities.  Take a closer look and you’ll see why experience really is the best teacher.


  • Finish in two years
  • Quick route to becoming a registered nurse
  • 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio and small class sizes allow for individualized instruction
  • Clinical experience starts during your first month, allowing you to apply concepts learned in class right away
  • 95% three-year average pass-rate on licensure exam* (well above the
  • ·national average)
  • Affordable: generous scholarships, financial aid and loans are available
  • Part-time options available
  • 93% of graduates employed within six months
  • 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

*2019-2021 data

$10K Atrium Health Forgivable Loan
available to ADN students; can be repaid with service at Atrium Health


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

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate with the Associate of Science degree in Nursing will be able to:

  • Display behaviors of compassion and advocacy during the provision of nursing care, where the client's choices, values, beliefs, and lifestyles are respected.
  • Employ teaching strategies that demonstrate respect for the client's condition and incorporate ongoing primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention strategies to achieve optimal health.
  • Utilize clinical reasoning to make decisions and prioritize care for clients in the health care setting.
  • Integrate use of established evidence-based nursing protocols with clinical expertise and client-family preferences when providing nursing care for clients.
  • Utilize information and technology in clinical practice effectively to promote and evaluate safety and quality, prevent errors, and facilitate decision making.
  • Collaborate with the multi-disciplinary team, clients, and families to ensure integration of continuous, high-quality, cost-effective client care.
  • Integrate professional responsibility and accountability through demonstration of social responsibility, personal ethics, and service to the community.

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences also offers a Pre-Nursing track.

Testimonial quote:

“Cabarrus College of Health Sciences offered me the best preparation for a career in nursing that I could have hoped for. Their expectations for excellence are high, which made living up to those expectations difficult, but also made me a better-prepared nurse. Beginning weekly clinical rotations in the first semester makes Cabarrus College’s program stand out, as well as the way they conduct their clinical days and their focus on professionalism in the workplace. The amount of time accrued at the bedside during clinical, I believe, is unmatched in other programs. The instructors at Cabarrus provide specific and personalized feedback and guidance during and after clinical shifts, which help their students grow exponentially and prepare them for the real world of nursing.”

Paige Harry, RN, ‘18
Associate of Science in Nursing


Upon graduation from the ADN 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.