Nursing Degree Requirements


Concordia's College of Nursing 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.

Admissions Information

For admissions information, including requirements, processes, admissions counselor and application deadlines, please visit the College of Nursing Admissions Requirements page.

Students interested in the Accelerated BSN program should review the list of requirements and prerequisites found on the ABSN requirements page.

Course Information

The pre-nursing sequence are required 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 apply for admission to the Professional Nursing Sequence in the College of Nursing.

See below for a suggested plan of study for students wishing to pursue the Traditional BSN program.


Pre-Nursing Major Courses

A sample schedule for pre-nursing course work is listed below. Many of the courses have prerequisites. The courses that do not have prerequisites can be interchanged between the semesters.


Semester 1 Hours Semester 2 Hours
ENG 1316 Academic Research Writing 3 MTH 2301 Intro to Statistics (must have lower college level math placement) 3
LDR 1100 Life and Leadership 1 COM 1300 Fundamentals of Communication 3

CHE 1431 Chemistry for Health Prof. &

CHE 1431 Lab

or 1341 Chemistry I Chem 1141 Chem Lab




Fine Arts (any 1 to 3 credit courses to total 3 credit hours) 3
PSY 1311 Intro to Psychology 3 REL 1311 Old Testament 3
REL 1301 New Testament 3 HIS 1301 US History I or HIS 1302 US History 3
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 15


Semester 3 Hours Semester 4 Hours

BIO 2411 Anatomy Phys for Healthcare


BIO 3411 Anatomy Physiology I (PR: BIO 1403)


BIO 2412 Anatomy Phys for Healthcare


BIO 3412 Anatomy Physiology II (PR: BIO 3411)


BIO 2402 Microbiology for Health Sciences


BIO 3401 General Microbiology (PR: BIO 1403)

4 BIO 3310 Nutrition (PR: completion of college level lab science) 3
PSY 2301 Life Span Development (PR: PSY 1311) 3 ENG 1317 Introduction to Literature (PR: ENG 1316) 3
POLS 1303 American Government and Citizenship 3 SPN 2301 Spanish for Healthcare Workers 3
    LDR 2201 Leadership Theory and Practice (PR: LDR 1100) 2
Total Hours 14 Total Hours 15




First Semester Junior Year (J1) Hours Second Semester Junior Year (J2) Hours
NUR 3220 Adult Health Nursing I Simulation 2 NUR 3585 Adult Health Theory II 5
NUR 3535 Adult Health I Theory 5 NUR 3586 Adult Health II Practicum 5
NUR 3536 Adult Health Nursing I Practicum 5 NUR 3265 Adult Health II Simulation 2
NUR 3430 Foundations of Prof. Nursing Practice 4 NUR 3303 Cultural Diversity and Global Health Missions 3
NUR 3250 Pharmacology for Nurses I 2 NUR 3006 Health Mission Practicum (required for graduation)  
    NUR 3251 Pharmacology for Nurses II 2
Total Semester Hours 18   17


First Semester Senior Year (S1) Hours Second Semester Senior Year(S2) Hours
NUR 4320 Maternal / Newborn Theory 3 NUR 4360 Community Global Health Theory 3
NUR 4221 Maternal / Newborn Practicum 2 NUR 4260 Community Global Health Practicum 2
NUR 4105 Maternal / Newborn Simulation 1 NUR 4355 Health Care Systems Transformation Leadership 3
NUR 4330 Child Family Theory 3 NUR 4370 Capstone Simulation Practicum 3
NUR 4231 Child Family Practicum 2 NUR 4295 NCLEX Preparation Review 2
NUR 4110 Child Family Simulation 1 NUR 4284 Adult Health III 2
NUR 4340 Behavioral Health Theory 3 NUR 4310 Nursing Research 3
NUR 4241 Behavioral Health Practicum 2    
Total Semester Hours 17   18