Concordia University ABSN Program Sites in Oregon and Minnesota

Whether you live in Oregon or Minnesota, we have an Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program location for you. While our online coursework can be completed from anywhere with an Internet connection, hands-on labs and proctored exams are completed at the site associated with your enrollment location. You’ll also complete a wealth of clinical rotations at a number of healthcare provider locations in your area, ensuring you graduate with essential real-world experience.

St. Paul ABSN Learning Site

Beginning the Spring 2021 semester, students in Minnesota will be able to earn their nursing degree in as few as 16 months at our St. Paul Accelerated BSN learning site. Home to Concordia University, St. Paul, the Minneapolis-St. Paul area is growing at its fastest rate in 70 years, translating into a wealth of opportunities for the Twin Cities’ increasingly diverse population. This makes St. Paul and the surrounding metropolitan area — with its vibrant culture and near-limitless things to do — an exciting place to live, learn and start your new career in nursing.

In fact, not only does the Minneapolis area rank eighth for best cities for young professionals, Minnesota overall is one of the best states for registered nurse pay. In 2018, RNs in the Gopher State earned an average annual mean salary of $78,920, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). That makes Minnesota #12 for RN pay nationwide.

Portland ABSN Learning Sites

America’s West Coast is among the areas hardest hit by the nursing shortage, and the need for nurses is evident in the fact that the BLS ranked Oregon as the fifth-highest paying state in the nation for RNs. To help meet the demand, Concordia University, St. Paul in Portland offers two Accelerated BSN learning site locations, one on PDX’s west side, near Beaverton, and one on the city’s northeast side near the Columbia River.

Portland ABSN Locations
Nursing Skills Center
9600 SW Barnes Road Suite 300
Portland, OR 97225  
Nursing Innovation Center
11703 NE Glenn Widing Drive
Portland, OR 97220

Relocating to Portland, Oregon

If enrolling in our ABSN program means you have to relocate, Portland is a great place to call home. The area provides easy access to popular attractions and countless outdoor activities. In fact, Oregon is the second most popular destination for those moving out of state.

Not to mention, Portland ranks #10 among the best cities to start a business and fourth among the healthiest cities in the U.S. These statistics make Portland a great place to not only earn your BSN degree, but also the perfect place to begin your career as an RN.

Besides Portland’s job growth and healthy way of living, Portland also has:

  • Tax-free shopping.
  • Great outdoor environment for hiking, camping and fishing.
  • Close proximity to the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge.
  • Cost-friendly, easy commuter options including the Portland Light Rail, known as the “Max”.
  • A thriving cultural district including art galleries, theaters, visual arts, live music and museums.
  • An amazing food scene ranked among America’s best.

Are you ready to turn your desire to help others into a rewarding career? Contact an admissions counselor today to find out whether Concordia University’s 16-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is right for you.

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