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For admission into the Pre-Nursing (AS-PN) 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:
  • Standardized test scores on the SAT or ACT:
  • Two (2) Professional References on college Reference Form from an immediate supervisor, teacher or professor.


Important Notes:

  • The Pre-Nursing track is designed to spread the major courses over a longer period of time to promote successful completion. The curriculum plan includes 2 semesters (excludes summer sessions) of general education and science coursework.
  • Students admitted to the Pre-Nursing track will be guaranteed a space in the Associate Degree Nursing program at Cabarrus College on a space available basis after the following conditions have been met:
    • All courses in the Pre-Nursing track have been completed by prior transfer credit (for applicable courses) or by completion at Cabarrus College. BIO 100, BIO 210, and BIO 220 must be completed at Cabarrus College (transfer credit is not accepted) with a grade of “87” or higher on the first attempt
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher achieved for all courses taken at Cabarrus College
    • Evidence of completion of a state approved Nurse Aide I course within the last 14 months or be on the current N.C. NA I registry prior to enrolling in the first nursing course. A list of state approved programs is available at
    • Successful completion of BLS for Healthcare Providers
  • Students who are not accepted into the Associate of Science in Nursing program at the completion of the Pre-Nursing track may change to the Life Sciences Track to complete an Associate of Science degree or request to change their major to another program at Cabarrus College.

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.

Semester I 
Course #
Credit Hours
BIO 100** Medical Terminology 1
BIO 210** Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Elective** Math Elective 3
ENG 101* English Composition I 3
PSY 101* General Psychology 3
Semester II 
Course #
Credit Hours
BIO 190** Microbiology 4
BIO 220** Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PSY 150* Human Growth and Development 3
Elective* Humanities/Fine  Arts Elective 3

*Required General Education Courses

This degree is intended for transfer.

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