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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. RN-to-BSN students may also be eligible for undergraduate scholarships and loans. Talk to our financial aid office for more information.

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)

Immersive Healthcare Environment

Individualized Attention

Unmatched Clinical Experience

Jobs. Jobs. Jobs!

We’re on the campus of Atrium Health Cabarrus.

8:1 student-to-teacher ratio with an average class size of 19.

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.

“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, and I was able to earn my BSN at virtually no cost! Cabarrus College really does have it all covered for the adult student.”

Andrea Mosconi, RN, BSN, 21, ’23
Associate of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“I decided to attend Cabarrus College for their incredible ADN program and decided to come back for my BSN. The decision to choose Cabarrus College for a second time was truly a no-brainer. The exceptional education I received for my ADN is mirrored in their BSN program. The small class sizes and well-prepared faculty provide students with the best possible learning environment. The faculty knew my name, knew details about my life, and really helped influence the type of nurse I became.”

Kaitlyn Huff, RNC-NIC, ’17, ’22

Associate of Science in Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

“I have attended a few institutions and none of them compared to Cabarrus College. The instructors are so personable and meet you where you are in your nursing journey and your home and work life. There was so much balance in this program that I longed for in others. I believe this degree opened many new doors for me and I would recommend anyone on the fence to take the plunge. You will not regret it, and the Cabarrus College team is there to help you the entire way.”

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Hear From More of Our Proud Alumni

“My experience as a nursing student was great from the beginning to graduation!  The individualized attention and help from the faculty was extremely beneficial and made you feel supported and cared for as a student. I feel the education received has prepared me to have the key competencies to excel as a leader and a public advocate for my patients and profession.” 

Jenny Loden, RN, BSN, ‘22

Kristen Hanks, RN, BSN, 22

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


are employed within six months of graduation.*

*Based on 2023 collegewide data.

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:


  • 18 degrees in 11 health science disciplines
  • Bachelor's and master's degrees in various fields
  • Diplomas and associate degrees for students who want to be working in healthcare in 1-2 years
  • 8:1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • Average class size: 19
  • Individualized instruction
  • Hands-on experience right away in clinical programs
  • Immersive, professional healthcare environment
  • Flexible with online, on-campus and hybrid programs, with full- or part-time options
  • Affordable  Generous scholarships and financial aid packages; 88% of our students receive financial aid, with awards averaging nearly $16,000 per year
  • Quality education – 97% of graduates pass certification and licensure exams, exceeding state and national averages
  • Jobs! 96% of our graduates are employed 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.

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