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

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Accelerated BSN Program Requirements

  • Completion or verification of work in progress for general education requirements
  • Cumulative college GPA of 3.00
  • Cumulative math and science GPA of 3.00
  • Completion of Kaplan Admission Test (waived for those who have earned a bachelor's degree)
  • Proof of CNA course completion* (license not required)
  • Professional resume, including volunteer work (when applicable)
  • Criminal background check must be clear prior to admission to the nursing cohort
  • Completion of an in-person interview
*All students are required to complete a state-approved CNA training prior to the orientation to the nursing program. All students will be required to submit proof (certificate of completion) at the nursing orientation. The CNA training must meet the Oregon State Board of Nursing’s CNA instruction standards (80 classroom hours and 75 clinical hours).



Jenny, ABSN Enrollment Specialist

"With Concordia, there's no waiting, no secrets, and no surprises. You work with a personal enrollment specialist who makes sure you have the best chance possible because your success is our success." 



Sandra, ABSN Class of 2019

"My enrollment specialist is the reason I chose Concordia University's ABSN program. She helped me feel really prepared." 



Kevin, ABSN Class of 2018

"It was a unique experience working with someone so closely. They would call you, email you, I was in contact with her pretty frequently and I didn't get that from any other school."