There are three distinct ways to obtain a BSN at Concordia University Texas: the Traditional BSN track, the BSN Direct Entry track and the Accelerated BSN track.
- The Traditional BSN track is a four-year program in which students enter as Pre-Nursing majors and, after completing the Pre-Nursing Sequence, apply for entrance into the Nursing program to complete the Professional Nursing Sequence.
- The BSN Direct Entry track secures a spot in the Nursing program for qualifying freshmen while they complete the Pre-Nursing requirements.
- The Accelerated BSN track is suitable for students who have previous college experience in a non-nursing field.
The Traditional BSN track has two distinct parts:
- The Pre-Nursing courses are taken the first two years.
- During the last semester of Pre-Nursing courses, a student may apply for the BSN professional sequence of courses, which is taken the last two years of the BSN program.
A required sequence consists of courses in the sciences and humanities that provide students with a solid foundation for the art and science of caring for others. Within one semester of completing the Pre-Nursing Sequence, students apply for admission to the Professional Nursing Sequence in the College of Nursing. Students taking these courses are enrolled with a Pre-Nursing major. Upon acceptance into the nursing program, the student will switch to a Nursing major.
Admission to the Concordia University Texas College of Nursing is highly competitive. We recommend maintaining communication with your faculty advisor throughout the process if you are a current Concordia student or your transfer admissions counselor for transfer students coming directly into Professional Nursing Sequence.
Incoming freshmen who have been admitted to Concordia as Pre-Nursing majors will be evaluated to determine their eligibility for direct admission into the BSN program. Qualifying freshmen are guaranteed a spot in the BSN program and additional support throughout the program.
The admissions counselors invite eligible students to apply to the BSN Direct Entry program. Once students are granted admission to the program, their spot in the BSN program is secure as long as they meet the final requirements before beginning nursing/clinical work, which includes successfully completing the Pre-Nursing courses.
To qualify for the online-based Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing track, students must have previous college experience in a non-nursing field.
Students complete coursework online, participate in nursing simulation and skills labs at our ABSN Learning Site and complete in-hospital clinical rotations as part of a blended curriculum.
Concordia's College of Nursing is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. Students successfully completing Concordia's College of Nursing are eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Texas after passing the NCLEX-RN exam.