Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Overview

Whatever your reason for answering the call to become a nurse, Concordia University, St. Paul’s accelerated nursing program can help you achieve your goal in less time than many Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs. Not only does our Accelerated BSN make it possible to earn a nursing degree in 16 months, we offer three start dates per year at each of our ABSN locations — in January, May or September — so you can start your journey sooner, too.

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How Concordia St. Paul’s Accelerated BSN Works

Our full-time ABSN program follows a rigorous, 16-month curriculum that combines online nursing coursework with hands-on skills and simulation labs at our ABSN learning sites and in-hospital clinical rotations.

  • Online, accelerated nursing courses delivered via an easy-to-use, interactive e-Learning platform
  • Hands-on learning through state-of-the-art nursing simulation labs at our ABSN learning site
  • Diverse, real-world clinical practice in local area healthcare facilities in and around Portland, OR and St. Paul, MN
  • Dedicated faculty to offer guidance and support throughout the BSN program

Due to our ABSN’s 16-month timeframe and the dedication required from start to finish, we recommend that students view their accelerated nursing education as a full-time job.

Earn Your BSN Degree

At Concordia University, St. Paul, our goal is your success. Our accelerated nursing program prepares you to become more than a nurse — you become a leader who is ready to help transform the world of health care.

Through our small, caring community that encourages supportive student-faculty relationships and spiritual growth, you will learn to care for the whole patient — mind, body and spirit. Our holistic approach to healthcare education allows you to be prepared to promote health, offer quality bed-side care and provide leadership, both within healthcare organizations and in the broader community.

Upon completing the ABSN at Concordia University, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with the clinical preparedness needed to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN®), which is required to become a registered nurse.

Contact an admissions counselor today to take the first step toward a life-changing, in-demand career in nursing.

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