Why Portland? In 2018, the Portland Business Journal ranked the registered nurse profession as the most in-demand occupation in Oregon.


Earn your BSN in as few as 16 months through a blend of online curriculum, hands-on labs, and diverse in-hospital clinical rotations.


Start working toward your nursing degree sooner with a program that offers three start dates each year — in January, May, and August.


Enroll in an accredited nursing program known for educating health care leaders who treat the whole patient — mind, body, and spirit.

Your Opportunity Begins at Concordia University–Portland.

Turn your calling into a rewarding new career through Concordia University–Portland’s 16-month Accelerated BSN. Leverage your college credits or previous non-nursing degree and begin your path at an accredited, non-profit university where you will:

  • Complete fundamental nursing courses in a flexible online format.
  • Gain hands-on experience inside our state-of-the-art nursing skills lab.
  • Experience diverse clinical rotations through top area health care facilities.
  • Graduate prepared to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX).

“I chose the Concordia University BSN program because it gave me everything I wanted in an accelerated program. This has been a dream come true.”

Stephanie, ABSN Class of 2018

If I hadn’t found this program, I don’t know where I would be. Concordia gave me the option to fulfill my calling to become a nurse.”

Vickie, ABSN Class of 2018