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It’s what makes a Cabarrus College nursing education like no other.

Our 80 years of nursing education experience means our graduates are respected and sought after. The real-life clinical experience you get from the beginning makes you a better nurse. And the experience you gain from an immersive education at our Atrium Health hospital-based campus makes you stand out to potential employers. Take a closer look and learn why experience really is the best teacher.


  • Traditional four-year nursing degree
  • Direct admission into nursing program; move seamlessly into nursing curriculum after completing general education requirements
  • Immersive learning on an Atrium Health hospital-based campus
  • 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio and small class sizes allow for individualized instruction
  • Extensive, hands-on clinical experience starts in semester five (first semester of the nursing program); allows you to apply concepts you learn in class right away
  • Additional skills practice in high-tech simulation labs on campus and at Atrium Health
  • Affordable: generous scholarships, financial aid and loans are available
  • 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 four-year BSN students; can be repaid with service at Atrium Health

*Pending SACSCOC and NCBON approval

 Now is the perfect time to get a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences.  Atrium Health’s Educational Loan Forgiveness program is available for the BSN 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 BSN program is more than 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 means 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 = 6 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 Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program, the student 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.


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 BSN 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 BSN. NOW!

Testimonial quote:
“One thing that sold me when visiting Cabarrus College was the close-knit environment. Immediately I felt like I was at home, and I knew that this was the perfect fit for me. The faculty are all amazing and they truly care about you as an individual, not just as their student or another number. They want to see you succeed and will do whatever it takes to help get you there as long as you put in the same effort in return. I feel that the Cabarrus College nursing program not only prepares you academically as a nurse, but also professionally for the workforce. I felt confident stepping into my new role as a nurse when I was hired straight out of nursing school.”
Kathryn McRae, RN, ‘21
Associate of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (December 2022)

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