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Please submit the following information in order to be considered for admission to Concordia. Upon acceptance to Concordia, additional materials must be submitted for admittance to the nursing program.
First-year students who do not meet initial admissions criteria may be asked to complete the academic success essay and/or an additional semester of coursework.
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 toward our general education requirements, in addition to course-by-course review. Please contact your admissions counselor with any questions.
Transfer students with fewer than 20 college credits completed will also need to submit an official high school transcript and essay.
Upon acceptance to Concordia and completion of your prerequisite courses, you will apply through NursingCAS to the Nursing Program. NursingCAS will be your primary application portal for all nursing application documents listed below.
If you have attended a previous nursing program, please contact your admissions counselor for additional requirements.
An applicant denied admission to the CSP pre-licensure nursing program may reapply once. An applicant denied admission twice should not re-apply to the CSP pre-licensure program as the application will not be reviewed for a third time.
Applicants must demonstrate English language proficiency via examination if (1) English is not their native language, and (2) the applicants have lived in the US fewer than eight years at the time of application.
All prerequisite courses must have been completed in the past five years with a grade of ‘C’ or higher in order to count toward the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program. Any courses being transferred from other institutions must be verified as equivalent to CSP’s prerequisite courses. Verify course equivalencies using the Transferology tool.
Only one prerequisite course may be repeated in its entirety one time in order to meet the grade and GPA requirements. Only one withdrawal and retake of a prerequisite course is allowed.
Biology I, General Chemistry I, Anatomy and Physiology I and II and Microbiology must have a combined GPA of 2.75 or greater.
*Biology requisite would be met with successful completion (C or higher) of Microbiology and A&P I&II.
Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) must be submitted with a score of 65% or greater. TEAS must have been taken within the previous two years to be eligible for submission.
If TEAS Math score is below 63.3%, MAT 095 must be taken prior to MAT 165.
Submit a Nursing Assistant Registry document.
To obtain this document, go to the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry and download your document that contains an image of the state seal.
The nursing program follows our traditional undergraduate tuition and aid structure with a nursing program fee of $1,500/term once accepted to and enrolled in the nursing program.
Additionally, there is a one-time ATI fee of $2,350 assigned to each student accepted to the program for NCLEX-RN preparation materials.
Nursing course work includes on-campus classroom and lab/simulation, and off campus clinical experiences (group and precepted). Courses may be held in a blended format (online and in class) to accommodate clinical scheduling. All courses will include face-to-face on campus class time.
There is a fall, spring and summer start every year.
Deadlines are typically the semester before the anticipated start date of the program.
24 students are accepted every start.
As a new program we do not have these numbers yet.
2018 NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 100%
Clinicals are held in a variety of health facilities throughout the metro. Settings will vary based on semester and associated courses.
Prerequisites must be completed before the program, but any other course can be completed throughout your time in the nursing program.
Once in the nursing program, it is two full years of six consecutive semesters including summers. There is no part-time option available.
Yes. Inform the department if courses are in progress when submitting the other programmatic requirements. Mid-term grades will be requested to gauge progress.
The mission of the CSP nursing program is to transform students to be exceptional nursing leaders who value lifelong learning and the spirit of inquiry. This will be accomplished through integration of experiential learning with a solid base in Christian values, the liberal arts and sciences, and nursing evidence, concepts and theories. Our graduates will be prepared for informed living and will be dedicated to nursing practice that advocates for social justice, tolerates ambiguity, improves health outcomes while serving diverse communities in an evolving context of health care delivery.
The goals of the baccalaureate-nursing program are to:
There are eight expected outcomes of the graduates of the baccalaureate nursing program. These are related to the mission and goals of the program and include the following:
Submit all CSP application materials to the Office of Admissions:
Office of Admissions
1282 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Concordia University Saint Paul is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).