Accelerate Into Nursing.

Earn your BSN in 16 months from Concordia University, St. Paul, and join the ranks of America’s most trusted profession. Choose between our locations in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Portland, Oregon.

Concordia Accelerated Nursing Program in St. Paul and Portland

America needs caring, confident nurses now more than ever. Fortunately, it’s possible to enter this life-saving profession in as few as 16 months with Concordia’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program. This innovative, accelerated nursing program blends interactive, online coursework with relevant, experiential learning in skills labs and clinical learning environments, so you graduate ready to take the NCLEX-RN® and destined to touch countless lives.

The ABSN program, like nursing, isn’t for everyone, though. For the Concordia accelerated nursing program, you must have at least 54 non-nursing college credits (including designated prerequisites and general education coursework) and the academic track record to excel in this rigorous program.

The Concordia accelerated nursing program offers:

  • A comprehensive curriculum featuring online courses, well-equipped skills labs, and clinical learning experiences
  • An emphasis on evidence-based care that serves the needs of culturally diverse populations
  • ABSN learning sites located in both St. Paul, Minnesota, and Portland, Oregon
  • An accredited education that will prepare you to successfully sit for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN®) upon completion of the BSN degree

Online Coursework

Learn nursing theory online, when and where it works for you.

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A Life-changing Career in Nursing Begins at Concordia.

Three Yearly Start Dates

Begin sooner with January, May and September starts, and no waitlists!

Skills Labs

Nursing skills labs help you practice nursing in a supported environment.

Clinical Learning

Learn how to become a nurse through clinical learning opportunities.

A Nursing Education Focused on Results.

Concordia University students on the St. Paul campus earned a 2021 first-time NCLEX pass rate of 93.75%, and Portland campus students earned a pass rate of 87.53% in 2021, both surpassing the national average.