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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 Admissions Requirements page.

Students interested in the Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) 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

All four-year Nursing students must complete the Pre-Nursing Sequence before beginning the Nursing Sequence. Pre-Nursing courses equip you with a borad base of knowledge:

  • Academic Research Writing
  • Life and Leadership
  • Chemistry for Health Professionals
  • Intro to Psychology
  • New Testament
  • Old Testament
  • Statistics
  • Fundamentals of Communication
  • Fine Arts
  • U.S. History
  • Anatomy Physiology
  • Microbiology
  • Life Span Devleopment
  • American Government and Citizenship
  • Nutrition
  • Literature
  • Spanish for Healthcare Workers
  • Leadership Theory and Practice


Nursing Major Courses

Four-year Nursing students begin the Nursing sequence in their third (junior) year. During the Nursing sequence, you will dive deep into relevant areas of study:

  • Adult Health Nursing and Theory
  • Foundations of Professional Nursing Practice
  • Pharmacology
  • Practicums and Simulations
  • Health Missions
  • Maternal/Newborn Nursing
  • Child Family Nursing
  • Behavioral Health Nursing
  • Community Global Health
  • Healthcare Systems Transformation
  • Nursing Research
  • NCLEX Preparation Review

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