Nursing Overview

BSN Overview

Three very distinct ways are available to obtain a BSN at Concordia. Applicants who are not Registered Nurses may be admitted to the traditional track or the Accelerated BSN track. The traditional track is a four-year program of study with the two distinct parts listed below. The Accelerated BSN track is for students with previous college experience in a non-nursing field. Applicants who are Registered Nurses in Texas or a Compact State may be admitted to the non-traditional track and be awarded credit for previous nursing education. The non-traditional track is offered online.

BSN Traditional 4-Year Track

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.

The College of Nursing has two distinct parts:

  1. The pre-nursing courses are taken the first two years.
  2. 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.

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.

Traditional BSN

Accelerated BSN Track

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.

Accelerated BSN


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.

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