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Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Our RN-to-BSN program is designed for registered nurses seeking to expand their skills, open the door to career advancement or build the foundation for graduate-level education.


Quality Education You Can Afford

Cabarrus College is the least expensive private college in North Carolina, delivering unrivaled value in healthcare education. Our dedicated financial aid team works individually with each student to find every grant, every loan, every bit of institutional gift aid we can offer to keep your out-of-pocket costs low. In fact, our financial aid packages will have you wondering why you ever thought a private college education was out of reach.

  • Perfect for working registered nurses 
  • 100% online, no clinical required 
  • Flexible, with full- and part-time options 
  • Five-week course blocks 
  • Graduate in as little as 18 months if enrolled full time 
  • Credits awarded for diploma or associate degree work and related work/life experience 
  • Start in fall or spring 
  • Focus on population health, leadership and service 
  • Opens the door to more varied employment opportunities, career progression and professional certification in a nursing specialty 
  • Exceptional, nationally recognized, clinically trained faculty
  • Fast, seamless application process for Atrium Health teammates and alumni of Atrium Health-affiliated colleges: NO fee, essay or references required


Elevate your nursing career to the next level with an RN-to-BSN or MSN from Cabarrus College.

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Attention Atrium Health teammates and alumni of Atrium Health-affiliated colleges! You qualify for fast-track application: NO application fee, essay or references required.

Master of Science in Nursing

Now, more than ever, front-line nurses need steady, decisive leaders. Our MSN offers two tracks: Leadership and Clinical Research, preparing you for advanced roles in a wide array of healthcare settings.


  • Provides in-demand leadership skills in lean principles,
    workplace mental health and population health
  • Perfect for working nurses who want to advance their careers
  • 100% online classes, plus a practicum
  • Flexible, with full- and part-time options
  • Fast, seamless application process for Atrium Health
    teammates and alumni of Atrium Health-affiliated colleges:
    NO fees, essay or references required
  • Two tracks: Leadership and Clinical Research
  • Leadership Track includes 15-week capstone during last semester
  • Clinical Research Track includes 5 credit hour virtual capstone
  • Clinical Research Certificate also available
  • Start in fall or spring
  • Provides the foundation for a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Virtual Information Session: Tuesday, May 24, noon to 1 p.m.

Join us to learn more about our RN-to-BSN and MSN programs. We'll discuss application requirements, curriculum, scholarships, financial aid, loan options and more. Contact us today to reserve your spot at our upcoming event.

Immersive Healthcare Environment

Individualized Attention

Unmatched Clinical Experience

Jobs. Jobs. Jobs!

We’re on the campus of Atrium Health Cabarrus.

7:1 student-to-teacher ratio with an average class size of 16.

Preferred access to Atrium Health clinical sites.

Job placement assistance and a direct pipeline to jobs at Atrium Health and elsewhere.

Small College Perks. University Quality. Affordable.


of our students pass licensure and certification, far exceeding state and national averages.*


are working in healthcare within six months of graduation.*

*Based on 2021 college-wide data.

Submit the form below and you'll receive an email from an admissions coordinator, who will work with you throughout the admissions process.

In your one-on-one conversation, you'll have the opportunity to discuss:

  • Program details and expectations
  • Cost breakdown and information about financial aid
  • Full-time and part-time attendance options

A respected leader in healthcare education, Cabarrus College provides immersive, innovative education that will prepare you to provide exemplary care for the patients and communities you serve. We are renowned for our small, welcoming environment and faculty who are more than instructors – they’re mentors who will ensure you graduate ready to serve with confidence, courage and compassion.

Situated on the campus of Atrium Health Cabarrus, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences offers advantages you won’t find elsewhere:


  • 13 degrees in 9 health science disciplines 
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees in various fields 
  • 7:1 student-to-faculty ratio 
  • Average class size: 16
  • Individualized instruction 
  • Immersive, professional healthcare environment 
  • Flexible – Online, on-campus and hybrid programs, with full- or part-time options 
  • Affordable – Generous scholarships and financial aid packages; 95% of our students receive financial aid, with awards averaging nearly $14,000+ per year 
  • Quality education – 96.6% of graduates pass certification and licensure exams, exceeding state and national averages 
  • Jobs! 90+% of our graduates are working in healthcare within 6 months
  • Affiliated with Atrium Health:   

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

  • State-of-the-art campus and facilities 
  • Forgivable loan for many programs 
  • Pipeline to jobs at Atrium Health

“As an adult student with four children, I knew (returning to college) would be challenging, but I did not anticipate the roadblocks from most other schools. Cabarrus College of Health Sciences not only removed the roadblocks, but it paved the way for my success … Cabarrus College makes it easy to further your education. The fast-track application has no application fee, no essay, and no references. I have already applied for the RN-to-BSN program and I will be able to earn my BSN at virtually no cost! Cabarrus College really does have it all covered for the adult student.”

Andrea is continuing her education in the RN-to-BSN program at Cabarrus College

Andrea Mosconi, RN, '21
Associate of Science in Nursing

“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 College and can never speak highly enough of this amazing college I am able to call my alma mater.

Emily Braddon Riggins, RN, '18

Associate of Science In Nursing

Associate of Science in Nursing

“Looking back, I wouldn’t have gone to college anywhere else. One reason is the affiliation with Atrium Health. That’s a big thing, because I came out familiar with the hospital. I think that really helped me get a job and made my transition into working a lot easier.”

Associate of Science in Nursing

Hear From More of Our Proud Alumni

“One of my favorite parts of the nursing program was how I felt like every instructor knew me. They would say ‘hi’ in the hallway or ask how my classes were going. I looked forward to coming to class every day. Cabarrus College cultivated the knowledge I already had and pushed me further than I ever thought I could go. I can say with confidence, I would not be the nurse I am today without the support of my instructors, staff and friends at Cabarrus College.”

Grace Motley, RN, '20

Hollis Deal, RN, '15