CSP 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.

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St. Paul ABSN Learning Site

Students in Minnesota are 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 metro area grew by 10.7% from the 2010 census to the 2020 census. The growth of the area translates 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, but Minnesota is also one of the best states for registered nurse pay. In 2020, RNs in the Gopher State earned an annual mean salary of $80,960, according to NurseJournal. That makes Minnesota No. 14 for RN pay nationwide.

St. Paul ABSN Learning Center

Ries Tower
393 Dunlap St Suite 100
St. Paul, MN 55104

Portland ABSN Locations

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 third-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.

Barnes Road Site
9600 SW Barnes Road Suite 300
Portland, OR 97225
Columbia River Site
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 No. 7 among the best cities to start a small 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.
  • Close proximity to the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood and the Columbia River Gorge.
  • A thriving cultural district including art galleries, theaters, visual arts, live music and museums.
  • Great outdoor environment for hiking, camping and fishing.
  • Cost-friendly, easy commuter options including the Portland Light Rail, known as the “Max”.
  • An amazing food scene ranked No. 9 among America’s best foodie cities.

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 St. Paul's 16-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is right for you.