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61 Credit Hours
CSP Nursing offers a Preferred Admission Pathway for students wanting to pursue the BSN program. Preferred Admission Pathway eligibility requirements include:
Hours dedicated to clinical learning
CSP’s 2021 First-Time Minnesota NCLEX-RN Pass Rate
BSN students build on a wide range of study in sciences, including human anatomy, physiology, biology, chemistry. They’ll study the fundamentals of professional nursing, behavioral health, pathophysiology, and pharmacology. In addition, students gain deep academic study in nursing care for adults, childbearing & childrearing family care, as well as aging and palliative care.
The program builds the foundation for CSP students to serve as generalists in a wide range of care settings. Dynamic learning opportunities combine in-person classroom learning with hands-on experience in CSP’s high-fidelity simulation labs and supervised clinical practice in actual health care facilities.
With a BSN from CSP, graduates emerge with the skills needed to help them pass licensure and enter the nursing profession, which then opens additional opportunities for further specialization in various aspects of health care.
CSP offers pre-nursing coursework, designed to prepare students with the necessary science and liberal arts knowledge to be successful in the the workplace after graduation. Students have the ability to transfer in pre-nursing coursework or take it at CSP, with preferred admission being given to those who have taken pre-nursing coursework at CSP (please see Preferred Admission information above).
CSP graduates are leaders and trailblazers. Meet some of our alumni below and see how they’re shaping the world.
ICU RN at Mayo Clinic
BSN '22 & MBA in Healthcare Management '24
The mission of the nursing program at Concordia University, St. Paul is to provide a transformative education for students to become exceptional nursing leaders who value lifelong learning, a spirit of inquiry, and are resilient within the dynamic healthcare environment. This is accomplished through the integration of experiential learning that is informed by Christian values, the liberal arts and sciences, and nursing knowledge. Graduates are prepared for informed living and dedication to holistic and evidence-based nursing practice that advocates for social justice, tolerates ambiguity, and improves health outcomes for diverse populations in the evolving global context of healthcare delivery.
Concordia University, St. Paul will be an exemplary, academically respected, Christ-centered nursing program that cultivates creative and innovative thinkers, while fostering meaningful partnerships in the healthcare community to collaborate on clinical and academic best practices.
Graduate highly educated, compassionate, competent, and inquisitive nurses who are empowered to have a meaningful impact on the nursing workforce in a variety of roles and settings.
Inspire the passion and value of ongoing professional education that will serve as a foundation for personal growth, career progression, and optimal healthcare outcomes.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Concordia University, Saint Paul is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).