Admission Requirements for Concordia University’s Accelerated BSN*


Our admissions counselors are here to answer your questions and discuss the specific eligibility requirements of the Accelerated BSN, which includes the completion of all prerequisite coursework prior to enrollment. If you meet the admissions criteria and want to apply to Concordia University’s ABSN in Portland, you are assigned a dedicated specialist who will help walk you through every step of the pre-enrollment process.

*The following information is for Fall 2020 students.

Accelerated BSN Admissions Requirements

Students seeking admission to our ABSN in Portland may be considered for admission provided they have fulfilled the minimum criteria below:

  • Complete or provide verification of work in progress for general education requirements.
  • Hold a cumulative college GPA of 3.00 with a cumulative math and science GPA of 3.00.
  • Complete the Kaplan Admission Test (waived for those who have earned a bachelor’s degree).
  • Provide proof of CNA course completion* (license not required)
  • Submit a professional resume, including volunteer work (if applicable).
  • Clear a criminal background check prior to admission to the nursing cohort.
  • Complete an in-person interview.

Concordia University only accepts credit from regionally accredited institutions. All science prerequisites must be current within seven years from the date of application. All math prerequisites must be current within 10 years. General education requirements transferred from another institution do not expire.

*All students are required to complete a state-approved CNA training prior to the orientation to the nursing program. All students will be required to submit proof (certificate of completion) at the nursing orientation. The CNA training must meet the Oregon State Board of Nursing’s CNA instruction standards (80 classroom hours and 75 clinical hours).

For more information about the Concordia ABSN admissions process, give us a call or fill out the form to have someone on our admissions team reach out to you.

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