BS in Nursing at Cabarrus College

Our four-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) offers a direct path to a BSN for those just entering the nursing field.  Students are admitted directly into the nursing program, i.e., students can satisfy their general education requirements and move directly into the nursing curriculum without having to apply separately to the nursing program.  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.

Program Mission

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

Program Highlights

  • Traditional four-year nursing degree
  • Direct admission into nursing program; move seamlessly into nursing curriculum after completing general education requirements
  • Accepting transfer students - transfer up to 48 credit hours and waive the ACT/SAT (conditions apply) - see How to Apply
  • Immersive learning on an Atrium Health hospital-based campus
  • College student-to-faculty of 7:1 allows small class sizes 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

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).