Welcome to Cabarrus College of Health Sciences!
Since 1942 more than 3200 graduates have successfully gone before you, arriving just like you, to pursue a career in healthcare. The road is not always easy. The academic rigors of any quality healthcare curriculum can pose challenges. But you don't have to do it alone. All of us at Cabarrus College are here to ensure you have a successful journey. Click on the picture below to view a short video about entering Cabarrus College of Health Sciences.
The first step on your academic journey is to familiarize yourself with the College by participating in this orientation program.
Remember, we're here to help! The faculty will provide you with a sound educational foundation and the staff will provide a wide variety of services, programs and activities. The rest is up to you... take advantage of all that is offered, take the initiative and get involved - in the classroom and out. You will not only enhance your personal growth and development, but you'll prepare yourself for the world of work and you'll be contributing to the quality of the Cabarrus College community.
Click on the picture below to view a video on our caring culture philosophy and this year's summer reading.
The Cabarrus College Community is committed to a unique caring culture model that you won't find at other colleges. We are transforming healthcare education, one unique individual at a time using an innovative and participatory adult learning model. Traditional educational practices are overladen with problem solving, critical thinking and the passive digestion of spoon fed information. In contrast, the basic premise of our faculty is that learning occurs in an active and positive environment. We have shifted the focus of learning and inquiry to the Discovery of self and group strengths, building on what works well, and nurturing ourselves, each other, and our community. We embrace the principles and practices of Appreciative Inquiry by Dr. David Cooperrider and the work of the North Carolina Nurse's Association's Nurses Transforming Nursing. Our definition of a Caring Culture is captured below.
The Cabarrus College community believes that the foundation of all practices and principles is caring. Caring involves the ability to nurture the self, one another, and the greater community. By believing in and respecting the totality and inherent worth of each individual, we honor the intrinsic value of his or her unique journey of self-discovery. Therefore, we accept individuals for where they are - and what they can become - in life. We value connecting to one another with a positive, collegial spirit through listening and responding with authentic presence in order to foster honest and open communication. Ultimately, our educational experiences are designed to promote collaboration in the pursuit of excellence; the realization of one's dreams; and the development of knowledge, awareness, relationships, attitudes, behaviors, and skills based on the appreciative art and science of caring.
One of the first steps of caring for ourselves includes learning what makes us unique. We have adopted StrengthsFinder 2.0 by Tom Rath as this year's summer reading. StrengthsFinder is a best-selling book and assessment tool where you will learn your top five "strengths" and how to apply them to your life. Rather than spending time trying to fix your shortcomings, StrengthsFinder encourages readers to develop their strengths and natural talents.
All incoming students are required to purchase and read StrengthsFinder 2.0, as well as take the assessment included inside the book. Once you have read the book, please fill out the Superhero Worksheet. Be prepared to discuss this worksheet and your strengths once you arrive on campus!
The faculty and staff at Cabarrus College look forward to getting to know you as an individual and learning more about what makes you unique!
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