Our nursing program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

How Our Salt Lake-Based ABSN Program Works

Our full-time, Accelerated BSN program in Salt Lake City, Utah, follows a rigorous 16-month curriculum that combines online nursing coursework with hands-on skills and simulation labs at our ABSN Learning Site and in-hospital clinical rotations.

  • Online accelerated nursing courses delivered via an interactive e-Learning platform
  • Hands-on learning through a state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab at our ABSN Learning Site
  • Diverse, real-world clinical practice in local area health care facilities
  • Dedicated faculty to offer guidance and support throughout the program

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About Concordia University–Portland

Our Salt Lake City ABSN program is operated by Concordia University–Portland, one of the top nonprofit institutions in the country.  Concordia ABSN is an accredited program that will prepare you for a rewarding career as a nurse and a globally prepared health care leader.


Concordia’s baccalaureate degree in nursing program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. , 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. This extra level of accreditation makes Concordia University one of the most elite nursing schools in the region.

This designation allows Concordia nursing graduates to apply for careers in federal government – including military and Veteran’s Administration positions – and offers a smoother path to graduate nursing programs.

Concordia is a private, nonprofit, Christian university accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, affiliated with The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod, and a member of the Concordia University System.

Concordia University–Portland’s nursing program in Salt Lake City is also fully approved by the Utah State Board of Nursing and is a member of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Kevin, ABSN Class of 2019

"I had a pretty long journey of deciding what school I wanted to go to and I found Concordia was offering a new accelerated program and that really called to me." 

Stephanie, ABSN Class of 2018

"I chose the Concordia University ABSN program because it gave me everything I wanted - strong clinical partners, a great reputation, and strong didactic faculty and learning."