Accelerated BSN Admissions Overview


For most students, earning a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) can take upward of four years, but if you have some college experience, it may be possible to earn a BSN degree in considerably less time — and without the waitlists or once-yearly starts.

Designed for career changers and students alike, with locations in St. Paul, Minnesota, and Portland, Oregon, Concordia University, St. Paul’s Accelerated BSN program allows students with 60 credits or a non-nursing bachelor’s or higher the opportunity to earn a BSN in 16 months. Three yearly starts — in January, May and September — mean you can start much sooner than with a traditional program, too.

Before you can decide on a start date, though, you need to meet the Accelerated BSN admissions requirements, which starts with talking to an admissions counselor.

Start Schedule

TermStart DateLocation
SummerMay 10, 2021Portland and St. Paul
FallSeptember 7, 2021Portland and St. Paul
SpringJanuary 10, 2022Portland and St. Paul

Admissions Support

Finding the right program can be overwhelming itself, let alone navigating the process of getting into nursing school, but that’s where Concordia St. Paul’s ABSN is different. Not only does our ABSN offer students like you the academic foundation and clinical preparedness required to take the NCLEX-RN®, it also provides a support system to help you succeed, starting with our admissions team.

When you give us a call or fill out the form to be contacted later, you’ll be assigned a dedicated admissions counselor, who will help you:

  • Navigate the requirements and determine enrollment eligibility.
  • Create a personalized prerequisite plan that works toward a particular start date.
  • Apply for admission into the Concordia ABSN in either St. Paul, MN, or Portland, OR.

Devoted solely to our accelerated nursing program, he or she can also answer any questions you may have — and will keep in regular contact with you for the duration of the Accelerated BSN admissions process, ensuring you don’t miss any steps.

Key Steps to ABSN Admissions

  • Schedule an admissions interview.
  • Determine your eligibility.
  • Submit official academic transcripts to
  • Complete any prerequisite courses.

Ready to start your nursing journey? Give us a call at 1-866-892-1562, or fill out the form, to discuss your qualifications with an ABSN admissions counselor.

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