Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Nursing Program

Christ-Centered Education for Compassionate Nursing Leaders

Concordia's Nursing program strives to cultivate the leadership skills of each nursing student, enabling them to serve as leaders in professional or advanced nursing practice. Our Christ-centered approach to teaching means we are equipping our students with both practical and soft skills to become caring and compassionate nursing leaders.

The program is designed to promote high-quality, secure patient and client care across diverse healthcare settings. As a nurse, you possess the power to positively impact the lives of others, and we are delighted to support and guide you in your pursuit of a nursing career.

Concordia’s Nursing Program has three tracks - Traditional BSN, BSN Direct Entry, and Accelerated BSN. Admission to Concordia’s nursing program is highly competitive. We recommend maintaining communication with your faculty advisor throughout the process.

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3 Distinct Tracks

 


Top-Rated Program

 


Competitive Program

 


  • Traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Traditional BSN students will complete Pre-Nursing Sequence courses during their first two years. This consists of courses in the sciences and humanities that provide students with a solid foundation for the art and science of caring for others. During the last semester of the Pre-Nursing Sequence, students are eligible to apply for the BSN Professional Nursing Sequence. 

     

  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Direct Entry

    Incoming freshmen students who have been accepted to Concordia as Pre-Nursing majors will be evaluated to determine their eligibility for direct entry admission into the BSN program. If you are granted admission to the BSN Direct Entry program, your spot in the BSN program is secure as long as you meet the final requirements before beginning nursing courses. This includes successfully completing the Pre-Nursing Sequence.

  • Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

    Students must have previous college experience in a non-nursing field to qualify for the Accelerated BSN track. Students complete some coursework online, participate in nursing simulation and skill labs at our ABSN Learning Site in Austin or Dallas/Fort Worth, and complete in-hospital clinical rotations.

    ABSN Program

Become a compassionate nursing leader equipped to positively impact the lives of others. Apply now and take the first step towards an exciting and rewarding nursing career.

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A Concordia University Texas Nursing student finishing her degree with CTX
Transfer Nursing Students

Transfer students seeking admission to the Concordia Nursing program receive advising from both their Admissions Counselor and a Pre-Nursing faculty advisor. Students can apply to the School of Nursing after completing the Pre-Nursing sequence. Transfer students can apply for admission in their last semester of prerequisite coursework, as their Admissions Counselor recommends.

 

Concordia University Texas accredited Nursing Program

Accreditation

The BSN degree at Concordia University Texas is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

Concordia University Texas Nursing is a Texas Board of Nursing approved program

Approval

Concordia’s Nursing program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), a state entity that provides approval for more than 200 nursing education programs. Students who successfully complete Concordia’s Nursing program are eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Texas after passing the NCLEX-RN Exam.

Student Success and Support

Concordia is all about personal attention. If you are pursuing Nursing, you can rely on your peers and faculty members' support for personal and professional assistance. Our tight-knit community provides an environment where you can ask questions and create meaningful friendships.

Student Success and Support

Concordia is all about personal attention. If you are pursuing Nursing, you can rely on your peers and faculty members' support for personal and professional assistance. Our tight-knit community provides an environment where you can ask questions and create meaningful friendships.

Concordia University Texas prepares students for success

Faith-Infused Learning

In the field of nursing, we need more ethical leaders like you. Your Concordia education will be infused with faith and values-based instruction.

Concordia University Texas is a faith infused learning community

Job Readiness

The demand for nurses continues to grow. After graduating from Concordia’s Nursing program, you’ll have a professional network of employers eager to hire you as a Concordia nurse. Concordia nurses make a difference in their communities and patients’ lives. Many of our nursing graduate go on to complete advanced degrees and become nurse practitioners, managers, leaders, and educators.

Concordia University Texas prepares students to be ready for the job when they graduate

Knowledgeable Faculty

At Concordia, you’re learning from the best. Our knowledgeable and compassionate faculty members are here to guide you through the nursing program and provide support. Our faculty members are skilled in many areas of nursing, giving students insight from multiple and various perspectives.

Concordia University Texas employs knowledgable and caring faculty.
 
 
Career Outcomes
  • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Researcher
  • School Nurse
  • Public Health Nurse
  • Home Health Nurse
  • Hospice Nurse
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Pediatric Nurse
  • Critical Care Nurse
  • Emergency Department Nurse
  • Operating Room Nurse

 

 

Concordia University Texas College of Health Sciences

 

 

 

For students conditionally accepted into the Concordia University Texas BSN Program, clinical compliance requirements must be met to participate in the program. Read more at the button below.

BSN Clinical Compliance Requirements
Dr. Amber Shammas

I have served in the nursing program at Concordia for more than 10 years and have witnessed the program consistently develop nurses that are prepared to serve in a challenging healthcare environment. Concordia nursing students and alums are recognized for their compassion, knowledge, and Christ centered care. Joining the Concordia Nursing program is an adventure and the nursing profession reaps rewards that are life changing!

Dr. Amber ShammasSenior Director, College of Health Sciences
  • Accreditation

    Concordia University Texas is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees along with the Doctorate in Education (Ed.D). Contact the SACSCOC at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Concordia University Texas.

  • Admissions requirements

    Students coming to Concordia directly from high school with no full-time college experience must have:  

    • GPA of 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale)  

    Students who fall below the above requirement will be evaluated by the Office of Admissions and may still be eligible for admission to Concordia. Please contact your Admissions Counselor if you have questions about achieving admission.  

    If you are transferring to Concordia:  

    • Transfer students with 12 or more college level credit hours completed must have a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA.  
    • Transfer students with fewer than 12 college level credit hours completed must meet freshman admission requirements.  

    Visit our admissions page to learn more.

  • Pre-nursing admissions requirements

    New students interested in completing the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing (a pre-licensure program) will first major in Pre-Nursing to complete the prerequisite requirements. Students will apply to the Nursing program during their last semester of the Pre-Nursing Sequence. Students accepted into the Professional Nursing Sequence will then change their major to Nursing.

    For information on the second half of the BSN program, please see below.

  • Traditional nursing track admissions requirements

    Concordia's Nursing program is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Texas after passing the NCLEX-RN examination.

    To complete the BSN program, you must fulfill certain Pre-Nursing requirements. See above for more information and join us for our next Nursing Info Session to get all of your questions answered.

    • Admission Requirements
      • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the prerequisite Natural Sciences courses
      • Transfer applicants: Pre-Nursing degree requirements cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Second degree seeking students: conferred degree cumulative GPA of 3.0
      • Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS): Must take within three years of enrollment to the nursing program and receive a score of 67% or higher (no more than two attempts are allowed within a 365-day period to reach minimum score requirements accepted).

      Once you are accepted into the Nursing program, you must complete the following:

      • American Heart Association CPR certification from the “Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers” course
      • Criminal background screening
      • Drug screening
      • Certified background checks for both the University and the Texas Board of Nursing
      • Satisfactory completion of all immunization and health participation requirements through Clinical Student

      You will be required to submit proof you have completed all of these participation requirements before you begin your Nursing education. These requirements are subject to change for each cohort and will be provided to you upon your acceptance.

      Incoming Students

      Freshmen interested in completing the traditional Bachelor of Science in Nursing will be designated as Pre-Nursing majors while they complete the Pre-Nursing Sequence of courses. 

      Students transferring from another regionally accredited institution must also complete the prerequisite requirements before applying to the Nursing program. We do accept incoming transfer students directly into the Nursing program if prerequisite requirements are met. All incoming transfer students must be advised by an admissions counselor.

      Any student who has been in a previous nursing program must submit a letter stating that the student is eligible for readmission to that nursing program.  Additional requirements may apply to determine admission eligilibilty. 

      Current Concordia Students

      During the last semester of prerequisite courses, students majoring in Pre-Nursing can apply for the Nursing program to complete the Professional Nursing Sequence of nursing/clinical work.

    • Application Process

      The admissions process begins with submitting an application to the Office of Admissions. Decisions regarding acceptance are made at completion of the application file. All applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

      1. Online Application and Application Fee

      Complete the online application and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. On your application, please use your legal name and fill in any maiden names.

      If you have a promo code, do not enter your credit card information.

      2. Transcripts

      Submit official transcripts from the college or university where you earned your bachelor's and/or master's degree any any graduate coursework attempted.

      The Office of Admissions requires that you have the official transcript from your degree-granting institution sent directly to the University (see official address below). Please request your transcript immediately, as it may take up to six weeks for transcripts to arrive in our office.

      If any transcripts are from a foreign institution, an official NACES Foreign Education Credential Service evaluation must be completed and sent to the Office of Admissions. For more information please visit the NACES websites. Please note: This process could take several weeks.

      You have three ways to get your transcripts to Concordia:

      1. Student Delivered
      A student-delivered transcript will be accepted as an official transcript only if it is received in the original sealed envelope and stamped by the institution of records as "Issued to Student in a Sealed Envelope."

      2. Electronically
      National Transcript Center
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      3. Mailed
      All mailed transcripts should go to:

      Concordia University Texas
      Office of Admissions Processing
      11400 Concordia University Drive
      Austin, TX 78726

      5. Apply for Financial Aid

      Complete the online federal application at studentaid.gov for the school year. The Concordia University Texas school code is 003557.

      For those eligible, financial aid is available in the form of unsubsidized loans.

      6. Payment Options

      The Concordia MEd features locked-in tuition, meaning that you will pay the same rate of tuition throughout the entire program.

      Where to send all admissions documents:

      Office of Admissions Processing
      Concordia University Texas
      11400 Concordia University Drive
      Austin, TX 78726

      FAX: 512-313-4639

      admissions@concordia.edu

  • Direct entry nursing admissions requirements

    The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Direct Entry track provides conditional admission to incoming freshmen to the BSN program prior to beginning nursing/clinical coursework, contingent upon meeting all final admission requirements.

    • Admission Requirements

      Below are the nursing program requirements for conditional admission . Students must also meet clinical compliance, background check requirements, and have TX board of nursing eligibility.

      • Minimum cumulative High School GPA of 3.0 or greater
      • Science courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater
      • Math courses with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater

      Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS): Must take within three years of enrollment to the nursing program and receive a score of 67% or higher (no more than two attempts are allowed within a 365-day period to reach minimum score requirements accepted).

      Before you join a BSN cohort and begin nursing/clinical work, you must meet the final requirements:

      • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in pre-requisite courses
      • Minimum GPA of 3.0 in Natural Sciences courses
      • Achievement of minimum score requirement on the Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) within one year prior to beginning Nursing coursework (no more than two attempts within a 365-day period to reach minimum score requirements accepted)
      • Completion of all clinical compliance requirements for immunizations and participation requirements through Clinical Student to include:
      • Criminal background screening
      • Drug screening
      • Texas Board of Nursing Licensure eligibility
    • Application Process

      The admissions process begins with submitting an application to the Office of Admissions. Decisions regarding acceptance are made at completion of the application file. All applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

      1. Online Application and Application Fee

      Complete the online application and pay the $50 non-refundable application fee. On your application, please use your legal name and fill in any maiden names.

      If you have a promo code, do not enter your credit card information.

      2. Transcripts

      Submit official transcripts from the college or university where you earned your bachelor's and/or master's degree any any graduate coursework attempted.

      The Office of Admissions requires that you have the official transcript from your degree-granting institution sent directly to the University (see official address below). Please request your transcript immediately, as it may take up to six weeks for transcripts to arrive in our office.

      If any transcripts are from a foreign institution, an official NACES Foreign Education Credential Service evaluation must be completed and sent to the Office of Admissions. For more information please visit the NACES websites. Please note: This process could take several weeks.

      You have three ways to get your transcripts to Concordia:

      1. Student Delivered
      A student-delivered transcript will be accepted as an official transcript only if it is received in the original sealed envelope and stamped by the institution of records as "Issued to Student in a Sealed Envelope."

      2. Electronically
      National Transcript Center
      ScripSafe

      3. Mailed
      All mailed transcripts should go to:

      Concordia University Texas
      Office of Admissions Processing
      11400 Concordia University Drive
      Austin, TX 78726

      5. Apply for Financial Aid

      Complete the online federal application at studentaid.gov for the school year. The Concordia University Texas school code is 003557.

      For those eligible, financial aid is available in the form of unsubsidized loans.

      6. Payment Options

      The Concordia MEd features locked-in tuition, meaning that you will pay the same rate of tuition throughout the entire program.

      Where to send all admissions documents:

      Office of Admissions Processing
      Concordia University Texas
      11400 Concordia University Drive
      Austin, TX 78726

      FAX: 512-313-4639

      admissions@concordia.edu

      Apply to Direct Entry Program

      The Office of Admissions will invite eligible students to apply to the BSN Direct Entry track using the Nursing Supplemental Form that is accessed through the online application system.

      Each student's application is reviewed by the Office of Admissions and the director of the Undergraduate Nursing Program. They make a recommendation to the Dean of the College of Health Sciences for acceptance or denial of admission.

      Students accepted into the BSN Direct Entry track are guaranteed a spot as long as they meet the final requirements prior to beginning the Professional Nursing Sequence.

  • Accelerated bachelor of science in nursing(ABSN)

    The Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) track allows you to transfer your existing college credits and earn a BSN in as few as 16 months of professional nursing study. For more information about the ABSN program, please visit our website.

  • Tuition and aid

    View our Financial Aid page  to see how affordable private education can be at Concordia.   

    We also offer the Tornado Textbooks program, which can save you money every semester on books and access codes.

  • Student resources available

    We offer additional resources to ensure your success, including the writing center, math center, speech center, and peer tutoring. The CTX Library's eBook collection of over 180,000+ items is available 24/7. The library also provides several Research Guides and Tutorials and you can chat with a librarian 24/7 for additional help. Because you’re a person and not just a student to us, mental health screening, resources, and support are also available. Check out our mental health page for more information.

Tonya Ward

As a graduate of our BSN and MSN programs, I could not be more excited to help current and future students become exceptional nurses. Our program prepares students to become successful nurses upon graduation who are desired by employers across the country. The options in nursing are limitless and it has been a privilege to watch our graduates continue their nursing careers as they become advanced practice nurses, healthcare organization leaders, nurse educators, and so much more. Concordia graduates are more than just nurses, we are changing the health of our families and communities for generations to come.

Tonya WardDirector of Undergraduate Nursing Program

 

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