The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure track is designed to prepare graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and to enter the nursing profession as a generalist in a variety of care settings, serving culturally diverse clients of all ages in an ever-changing, dynamic health care context. Learning takes place in a variety of settings including; the classroom, simulation laboratory, and supervised clinical practice experiences to ensure students have a solid foundation for practice. This program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing.
The three-year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure track aims to prepare students for baccalaureate generalist practice where they will advocate for high quality health outcomes for the diverse populations they will serve. The program will instill the value of ongoing professional education and life-long learning that will serve as the foundation for further academic progression towards graduate education and advanced roles. Students will gain an understanding of leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and evidence-based practice concepts that will allow them to impact patient outcomes positively.
Coursework will cover six to eight semesters (depending on previous college work) and will be a year round program. Students will be placed in a cohort based program that will provide students a network of colleagues throughout the program. Courses are offered on-campus and clinical experiences take place with affiliated clinical partners. We ask that students dedicate their studies full-time to this program to ensure success.
Program Application Deadline
Spring 2018 – Dec. 11, 2017
Summer 2018 – April 13, 2018
Priority Deadline – Feb. 16, 2018
Fall 2018 – July 2, 2018
Priority Deadline – June 4, 2018
Admissions Requirements for General and Pre-Requisite Courses
- Apply Online
- Cumulative GPA of 2.75 or higher in previous coursework
- Final and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended –
- If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet. Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
- If you have less than 20 college credits completed, you will need to submit your official high school transcript, any college-level courses you have taken, and official ACT or SAT scores.
Students who do not meet initial admission criteria may be asked to complete additional items for admission consideration.
Students who have attended but not completed a previous professional nursing program, please contact an admission’s counselor.
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Concordia University – St. Paul
Office of Admissions
1282 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
Pre-Licensure Nursing (BSN) Admission Requirements
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The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) pre-licensure track is designed to prepare graduates to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) and to enter the nursing profession as a generalist in a variety of care settings.