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Carolinas College Nursing Program

Nursing is one of the most important and exciting professions in healthcare today. Nurses care for individuals, families and the community by providing care, treatment, counseling and health education to ill or injured people. They also provide education to promote health and prevent injury and illness.

Interesting Facts
  • 95 percent first time pass rate on licensure exam.
  • Every faculty member has a master's degree or higher in nursing and many have certifications in specialty areas.
  • 80 percent of nursing graduates take a position with Carolinas HealthCare System upon graduation.

Nurses may work in a specialty areas or a variety of settings such as hospitals, physician offices, community clinics, nursing homes and rehabilitation facilities. When you graduate from Carolinas College of Health Sciences, you are an experienced generalist. Our curriculum is designed to give you experience in several different nursing environments. This enables you to experience many different areas before you decide your area of specialty.

A Record of Success

Carolinas College of Health Sciences graduates have an excellent track record in their first-time pass rate on the NCLEX licensure examination, well exceeding state and national averages. The School of Nursing at Carolinas College of Health Sciences is approved by the North Carolina Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN licensure examination to become registered nurses and are prepared to meet the challenges which face the entry-level associate degree nurse.

Regionally Increasing Baccalaureate Nursing (RIBN)

Carolinas College participates in the Centralina RIBN (CRIBN), a four year nursing option that dually admits and enrolls students to both UNC-Charlotte and CCHS.

CRIBN provides a seamless associate-to-baccalaureate nursing education for top academic students. The first three years of study occur at CCHS with one course taken each semester through UNC-Charlotte. Upon successful completion of the first three years, students are eligible to take the NCLEX exam and become RN's. Students then complete their final year of baccalaureate nursing courses online through UNC-Charlotte.

RIBN makes a bachelor's degree in nursing both affordable and accessible. Admission to the CRIBN nursing option is competitive, and students will be selected based upon specific academic requirements. View more information about the RIBN nursing option on our UNC-Charlotte partner site.

LPN-to-ADN Option

Applicants with a current, unencumbered LPN license may apply for advanced placement into the Nursing Program. Students have to meet regular admission requirements as well as specific curriculum requirements. Students accepted for the LPN-ADN option are granted transfer credit for NUR 100 (Medical Terminology) and NUR 101 (Nursing Fundamentals).

More Information

For more information on the Nursing program, visit the Carolinas College information portal.

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