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For admission into the Associate of Science Degree Nursing (ADN) program, applicants must meet the general college admission requirements found in the Catalog and submit:

Application Requirements:

  • Official transcript showing evidence of successful completion of the following high school or college level courses with a grade of “C” (2.0) or higher:
    • Algebra I
    • Algebra II
    • Geometry
    • Biology
    • Chemistry
  • Standardized test scores on the SAT or ACT:
    • Minimum SAT critical reading score of 480 and minimum SAT math score of 440
    • Minimum ACT composite score of 21
  • Two (2) Professional References on college Reference Form from an immediate supervisor, teacher or professor.
  • Evidence of completion of a state-approved Nurse Aide I course within the last 14 months; or be on the current North Carolina NA-I registry prior to beginning the first nursing course. A list of state-approved programs is available here.

Important Notes:

  • Your application will not be reviewed until all application requirements have been received.
  • Science courses must have been taken within the past five years to qualify for transfer credit.

Application Deadlines:

Fall Semester – February 1

Spring Semester – October 1

Applications are accepted after the priority deadline until programs are full

Atrium Health Educational Loan Forgiveness Program:

For students committed to working in critical need positions at Atrium Health after graduation. Loan forgiveness may be available at the discretion of Atrium Health.

North Carolina Forgivable Education Loans for Service (FELS):

For students who are North Carolina residents and committed to working in critical employment shortage professions in North Carolina.

  • Full-time students eligible for $3,000 to $10,000 loan, depending on program.
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"During my time at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, I was able to expand not only my knowledge in the medical field, but I was also able to foster my passion of caring for others. My growth professionally, and personally, are highly attributed to the amazing staff and faculty, who allowed me space to excel in my own way and also redirected my path when needed. I couldn't be more thankful for the education, friendship and mentorship I received during my time at Cabarrus and can never speak highly enough of this amazing college I am able to call my alma mater." - Emily Braddom, RN