CMC School Of Nursing

The philosophy of Mercy School of Nursing is in accord with the Mission Statement of Carolinas Health Care System. They offer nursing educational opportunities for the benefit of the people it serves, within a comprehensive system of health care and related services. The faculty of Mercy School of Nursing hold the following beliefs:

Nursing is defined as the protection, promotion and optimization of health and abilities, prevention of illness and injury, alleviation of suffering through the diagnosis and treatment of human response and advocacy in the care of individuals, families, communities and populations (Nursing: A Society Policy Statement). Nursing encompasses critical thinking, therapeutic nursing interventions, care management, relationship processes, and professional behavior.

Education is a life-long process which is enhanced by an educational climate that promotes self-direction, self-esteem, creativity and critical thinking. It is the responsibility of the faculty to promote an environment that fosters mutual respect and supports the development of self-initiated personal and professional goals. The faculty is responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating the nursing program. Students retain the ultimate responsibility for learning. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is prepared to function as a safe and effective beginning practitioner of nursing in acute, intermediate, ambulatory and long-term care settings.

School Goals

The school goals, derived from the beliefs expressed in the mission statement, of philosophy, are:

  • To prepare the graduate to function as a safe and effective beginning practitioner of nursing in acute, intermediate, ambulatory and long-term settings
  • To prepare the graduate to qualify for the licensing examination for registered nursing
  • To foster self-directed learning to meet personal and professional goals

Accreditation and Affiliations

North Carolina Board of Nursing
PO Box 2129
Raleigh, NC 27602
North Carolina State Approving Agency
120 Penmarc Drive, Suite 103
Raleigh, NC 27603

National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326


  • National League for Nursing
  • North Carolina Association of Financial Aid Administrators

Programs and Services

At Carolinas Medical Center-Mercy, they believe that providing truly outstanding health care involves more than just treating a symptom, it means caring for a person – a person whose needs include a comfortable environment, a friendly face and a reassuring touch in addition to state-of-the-art medical services. For almost 100 years, we’ve been treating our neighbors from Charlotte and the surrounding region with that special combination of unsurpassed human compassion and leading-edge expertise.

CMC-Mercy was established in 1906 by the Sisters of Mercy as the first Catholic Hospital in North Carolina. On June 5, 1995, this not-for-profit adult health tertiary acute care facility was sold by the Sisters to Carolinas Health Care System.

As an adult acute care facility, CMC-Mercy is licensed for 196 beds, and provides a full-range of services, from emergency room care to surgery to rehabilitation. In addition, we serve as the home to some of the area’s most advanced specialty services, such as The Heart Center, The Lung Center, Southeast Pain Care, The Sleep Center and several others.

Empowered by our dedicated team of caregivers – doctors, nurses, technicians, administrators and more – many of whom have been a part of the CMC-Mercy family for decades, we’re confident in our ability to provide excellent health care that incorporates “high-touch” as well as “high-tech.”

Current Students

The campus offers many amenities, both academic and social. Their buildings and grounds offer a variety of areas for student interaction. Student organizations provide opportunities for student involvement, growth, and development.

Learning Resource Center

The purposes of the Learning Resource Center (LRC) are to:

  • Support the curriculum and the educational goals of the school by assuring appropriate space, atmosphere and resources for learning needs of students and faculty
  • Assist students in acquiring research skills and in the use of LRC resources
  • Maintain a historical collection of nursing literature and materials pertaining to the school’s history

The Learning Resource Center is designed to offer a variety of educational support aids. An internet-ready computer center enhances learning and provides opportunities for literature research. The LRC provides nursing resource texts and reference books for check-out on a limited basis as well as video programs and licensing examination practice tests. Students also have access to the on-line and print library at the Charlotte Area Health Education Center (AHEC). In the skills laboratory, students can practice basic nursing skills with assistance from qualified personnel.

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