The accelerated nursing major is a 16-month program of study leading to a major in nursing for students who have already completed a bachelor's degree with non-nursing major. Upon completion of the program, the graduate is eligible to take the Nursing Candidate Licensure Examination (NCLEX) and become a licensed registered nurse (R.N.).
Students must complete and submit an application with all required application materials and be accepted into the nursing program. Completed application materials must be submitted directly to the nursing department by the deadline. Once admitted into the nursing program, the student will complete a separate application to Concordia College.
Accelerated Program Application Process
Application materials will be accepted in the nursing department between Jan. 9 and June 30 in the year of application. Applicants are considered on a rolling admission basis that begins after Jan. 9 and closes when the cohort fills, or on June 30 if unfilled. This means that qualified applicants who complete the process earlier in the application time frame will have a better chance of being admitted since decisions are made as application reviews are completed.
Accelerated application materials include:
- Application form (The online application will be uploaded to the website mid-December)
Official transcript to verify completion of a baccalaureate degree in a non-nursing major and to confirm completion of all prerequisite coursework as required to be eligible for application. The transcript must be sent directly to the nursing department at Concordia or it may not be received.
When all application materials have been received in the nursing department, the applicant will receive an email to schedule completion of the essay, which is the final step in the application process.
The date the essay is completed is the date the application is posted for review in the admission process. Applications will be reviewed only after all materials have been received in the nursing department and the essay is completed. It is the applicant’s responsibility to make sure all application materials are received in the nursing department.
Applicants will be notified of admission to the nursing program within three weeks of review of the completed application process.
Students complete application to Concordia College after being admitted to the accelerated nursing major and begin the first course in the nursing program on July 16, 2018.
Why Apply to the Accelerated Program at Concordia?
Gain nearly 800 hours of clinical experience
All clinical experiences are scheduled by faculty. There is no added stress of looking for your own clinical sites to complete program requirements.
100% employment upon graduation
Accelerated Program Tuition Costs
The tuition cost for the 16-month accelerated nursing program for the 2018 entering cohort will be $46,500. This is the tuition cost for the entire program; however, please note that this amount does not include the cost of textbooks, polo shirt, scrubs, and student activity fees. In addition, the nursing program has a programmatic fee of $200 to $400/semester. The programmatic fees cover such items as standardized testing for each semester/summer term, clinical access requirements, equipment, and college laboratory supplies. For more information on tuition costs, visit the Business Office.
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