Program Overview

Cabarrus College of Health Sciences offers an online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree which is a completion program designed for registered nurses who have an associate’s degree or graduated from a diploma program and want to further their academic credentials. The RN-BSN degree can increase opportunities for employment, add responsibilities, and allow for career progression. Likewise, earning this degree provides an opportunity for professional certification in a nursing specialty as a nurse practitioner, nurse educator, nurse anesthetist, clinical nurse specialist, or an administration position. Those interested in pursuing a doctoral degree will also find this program instructive as a foundational experience.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    This is a degree completion program. Requires 122 units for completion, including transfer and major requirements.

    • Online curriculum: 61 credits
    • Official transcript showing completion of an associate degree or diploma in nursing
    • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 in all post-secondary coursework
    • A current unencumbered, active license to practice as an RN in NC or compact license before beginning classes
    • Two references

    School Overview

    The demand for quality nurses was high during World War II, so Cabarrus County Hospital in Concord, North Carolina, established a school of nursing in 1942, initially enrolling sixteen students. The hospital continued to support the education of nurses and by the end of the twentieth century, the school added degree programs and assumed a new title, Cabarrus College of Health Sciences. Cabarrus College awards associate’s and bachelor’s degrees, along with diplomas and certificates.

    Programs at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences focus on nursing and health profession programs. Cabarrus offers both bachelor’s and associate’s degrees in Nursing. Currently, distance learning students can pursue three different online/blended learning degree programs at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences, along with a large number of online courses. Online classes incorporate asynchronous or synchronous lessons with interactive discussion boards and group work.


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