This accelerated program is an 18-month course leading to a major in nursing for students who have already completed a baccalaureate degree. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the Nursing Candidate Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and become a licensed registered nurse (RN).
Students must first apply and be accepted to the nursing program. Completed application materials must be submitted directly to the nursing department by January 15 before the start of the program in May. Once admitted into the nursing program, the student will complete an application to Concordia College.
Admission is competitive and is based on GPA (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 required), baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, completion of pre-requisite courses (one semester of chemistry, microbiology, anatomy and physiology, general psychology, general sociology, developmental psychology and college algebra) submission of the completed application materials, personal references and an impromptu essay.