The admissions requirements for the Pre-Nursing program are the same as the requirements for the Associate Degree in Nursing Program.

The Pre-Nursing track is designed to spread the major courses over a longer period of time to promote successful completion. The curriculum plan includes 2 semesters (excludes summer sessions) of general coursework.

Students admitted to the Pre-Nursing Track will be guaranteed a space in the Associate Degree Nursing program at Cabarrus College on a space available basis after the following conditions have been met:

  • All courses in the Pre-Nursing Track have been completed by prior transfer credit (for applicable courses) or by completion at Cabarrus College. BIO 100, BIO 210, and BIO 220 must be completed at Cabarrus College (transfer credit is not accepted) with a grade of “87”or higher on the first attempt
  • A cumulative GPA of 3.00 or higher achieved for all courses taken at Cabarrus College
  • Evidence of completion of a state approved Nurse Aide I course within the last 14 months or be on the current N.C. NA I registry prior to enrolling in the first nursing course. A list of state approved programs is available at www.ncnar.org
  • Successful completion of BLS for Healthcare Providers

Students who are not accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing Program at the completion of the Pre-Nursing track may change to the Life Sciences Track to complete an Associate in Science Degree or request to change their major to another associate degree program at Cabarrus College.

Semester I 
Course #
Credit Hours
BIO 100 Medical Terminology 1
BIO 210 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4
Elective** Math Elective 3
ENG 101* English Composition I 3
PSY 101* General Psychology 3
TOTAL 14
Semester II 
Course #
Credit Hours
BIO 190 Microbiology 4
BIO 220 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 4
PSY 150* Human Growth and Development 3
Elective* Humanities/Fine  Arts Elective 3
TOTAL 14


General Education Electives

Humanities/Fine Arts  Math
ENG 210 World Literature MAT 171 Pre-calculus Algebra
HUM 220 Music Appreciation MAT 201 Introductory Statistics
REL 210 World Religion
SPA 201 Introduction to Hispanic Culture and Language for the Healthcare Professional

*Required General Education Courses

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