Nursing Accreditation

Earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree from an accredited, accelerated nursing school is a smart investment in your future. Not only will you graduate prepared to sit for the NCLEX-RN®; you can take comfort knowing that should you ever decide to pursue advanced practice certification, your BSN will count.

With Concordia University’s 16-month Accelerated BSN, you’ll receive a transformative nursing education focused on both the art and science of nursing — from developing a caring touch and advocating for the needs of diverse patient populations to improving health outcomes through evidence-based practice.

University Accreditation

Concordia University, St. Paul, is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), located at 230 South LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500, Chicago, IL 60604. To learn more about HLC, please call 1-800-621-7440 or visit

Nursing Accreditation


The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Concordia University, St. Paul is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The accreditation ensures the quality and integrity of the baccalaureate program and allows Concordia ABSN nursing graduates to apply for careers in the federal government — including military and Veteran’s Administration positions — and offers a smoother path to graduate nursing programs.

State Approval

The Accelerated BSN in Portland is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, located at 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Portland, OR 97224, 971-673-0685.

This school is a business unit of a corporation and is authorized by the State of Oregon to offer and confer the academic degrees and certificates described herein, following a determination that state academic standards will be satisfied under OAR 583-030. Inquiries concerning the standards or school compliance may be directed to the Office of Degree Authorization, 255 Capitol St. NE, Salem, Oregon 97310.

The Accelerated BSN program in St. Paul is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing, located at 1210 Northland Drive, Suite 120, Mendota Heights, MN 55120, 612-317-3000.

Student Licensure

Each state has different requirements for professional licensure and certifications. CSP’s pre-licensure nursing programs prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX), which is required for licensing in all states. CSP nursing program graduates can take the NCLEX in any state, although licensure within particular states may have additional requirements. Please see the contact information for nursing licensing boards in each state.

Contact us for more information about Concordia University, St. Paul’s ABSN program.

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