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.

Atrium Health Teammate & Atrium Health College Scholarship Program Admission Requirements

Cabarrus College offers a scholarship program for current Atrium Health 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