Before you get started, we recommend that you attend a virtual information sessioncampus visit day or schedule a private one-on-one meeting with an admissions coordinator.  This is not an admission requirement but is strongly recommended as the best way to learn about Cabarrus College and our academic programs.

Application Requirements

For admission into the Master of Science in Nursing program, applicants must meet the general college admission requirements found in the Catalog and also submit:

  • Official transcripts from all schools attended (excluding high school), which should include completion of a bachelor’s degree in nursing from an accredited program
  • Evidence of a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all post-secondary coursework
  • A current unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN
  • Two (2) professional references on the college Reference Form

Important Notes

If you are an Atrium Health Employee or a graduate of Cabarrus College or Carolinas College, fill out our Fast Track Application (NO application fee, NO essay, NO references).  You will choose "Fast Track Application" from the drop-down menu.  Enter FASTTRACK to waive the application fee.

As a distance education program, it is important for applicants to understand the requirements and 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.

Application Dates

We accept applications on a rolling basis until programs are full, with priority given to applications received by:

  • January 1: for fall enrollment.
  • October 1: for spring enrollment.

Application Process

Please be aware that only complete applications will be processed. The instructions below will help you to submit a complete application.

  1. Apply - Apply online.  Nonrefundable Application Fee: $50 If you are an Atrium Health Employee, or graduate of Cabarrus College or Carolinas College, fill out our Fast Track Application (NO application fee, NO essay, NO references). You will choose "Fast Track Application" from the drop down menu. Enter FASTTRACK to waive the application fee.
  2. Send your transcripts - To complete your admission file, we require official transcripts from all colleges you have previously attended. Official transcripts can be sent via mail or electronically to

    ATTN: Office of Admissions
    Cabarrus College of Health Sciences
    401 Medical Park Drive
    Concord, NC 28025

    Fax: 704-403-2077

  3. Submit 2 professional references - To be considered for admission the applicant must submit two professional references using the reference form

    Forms can be sent to us via mail, email or fax.

  4. Submit unencumbered active license verification from the Board of Nursing via mail, email or fax.

  5. Log in to view application status - Please allow 48 hours for your application to be processed. Once the application has been processed by the admissions team, you will receive a welcome email. This will instruct you on how to log into the applicant portal to review application status and checklist for admissions.