Nursing at Concordia is built on a foundation of:

  • Small class cohorts
  • Professors who have their doctorates plus extensive nursing experience
  • National accreditation with approval from Minnesota and North Dakota Boards of Nursing
  • Labs with simulation manikins
  • An emphasis on global health and cultural competence
  • Clinicals and internships at healthcare facilities in and around Fargo-Moorhead – many of them less than 10 minutes away from campus
  • Encouragement to discover your vocation
  • Advisement to prepare you for nursing practice and graduate education in nursing

When you’ve completed our program, you’ll be able to take the Nursing Candidate Licensure Examination (NCLEX) to become a licensed registered nurse (R.N.).

Expected Outcomes

  • Apply concepts from the arts, humanities, and sciences to professional nursing practice.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively.
  • Apply critical thinking skills in deliberative decision-making.
  • Provide nursing care in accordance with Nursing: Scope and Standards of Practice (ANA, 2004/2010) and Nursing’s Social Policy Statement: The Essence of the Profession (ANA, 2010).
  • Provide nursing care in accordance with the Code of Ethics for Nurses with Interpretive Statements (ANA, 2015).

Concordia nursing alumni are working as registered nurses at healthcare facilities in the region and across the nation, some of which include:

  • Essentia Health, Sanford Health, and the Veterans Administration in Fargo, N.D.
  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
  • Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
  • Mayo Clinic and Hospital, Rochester, Minn., and Phoenix
  • North Memorial Medical Center, Robbinsdale, Minn.
  • Providence Sacred Heart Hospital, Spokane, Wash.

Alumni also share their skills abroad in civilian and military service:

  • Developing literacy and public health programs for children in Haiti
  • Serving on global ministry mission teams
  • Providing health care and serving as translators for medical mission teams
  • Mentoring undergraduate students with health assessment of women and children in Tanzania and Vietnam
  • Providing health care to military personnel and veterans

Many graduates pursue advanced master's and doctoral degrees at universities across the country, becoming:

  • Clinical Nurse Specialists
  • Midwives
  • Nurse Anesthetists
  • Nurse Educators
  • Nurse Practitioners

Whichever direction you choose, Concordia’s nursing program rooted in the liberal arts will prepare you for your future. 

Concordia Nursing Alumnus Promoted to Rear Admiral

Fewer than 0.5% of military officers in the United States Navy attain the rank of rear admiral. Meet 1993 Concordia graduate Rear Admiral Eric Peterson, deputy commander, Naval Medical Forces Atlantic, and the first male nurse promoted to this rank in the Nurse Corps.

Mackenzie Hedge '18

My nursing courses readied me to communicate with patients of a variety of beliefs, cultures and needs. They helped prepare me for my volunteer experience at a health center in Ecuador.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Concordia College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and approved by both the MN Board of Nursing and the ND Board of Nursing.