Concordia St. Paul News

October 25, 2016

Concordia’s RN to BSN Program Earns CCNE Accreditation

Concordia University, St. Paul received official word that its RN to BSN program has earned accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). The program is designed for the career advancement of RNs who have an associate’s degree in nursing.

The accrediting board’s approval of the new baccalaureate degree program is for five years, the longest period of time the CCNE grants accreditation to new programs. Concordia began enrolling students in its nursing program in January 2015.

“The CCNE accreditation journey entailed a rigorous internal and external review process to evaluate and ensure our effectiveness in meeting the accreditation standards,” said Josie Christian, chair of CSP’s nursing program. “The accreditation recognition means our program meets the high accreditation standards set forth by the CCNE and effectively prepares our graduates with the knowledge and skill needed at the baccalaureate level in professional practice.”

Coursework for the RN to BSN program is offered online with practice experiences conducted in the student’s community. The 36-credit program can be completed in 24 months.

More information about Concordia’s RN to BSN program can be found at