Programs of Study
Concordia offers two nursing programs:
- Major in nursing leading to a Bachelor of Arts degree
Enrollment in Concordia’s professional major in nursing program is limited, in accordance with state regulations for low student-faculty ratios. Students must apply to be accepted into the program, usually at the end of their freshman year. Admission is based on GPA (minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 required), completion of prerequisite courses, eligibility for sophomore standing, personal references, an impromptu essay or interview and submission of the completed application materials.
- Accelerated nursing program leading to a second major in nursing
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 board examination and become a licensed registered nurse (RN).
To be accepted into the accelerated program, students must apply to the college by Jan. 15 before the start of the program in May. 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.
Students must first complete the application to the nursing major and be accepted prior to applying to the college". Applications are available online in November.