Entering Concordia’s Nursing Program as a Transfer Student
Rest assured that when you transfer to Concordia, your dedicated Transfer Coordinators will take the time to understand your specific needs and guide you through the transfer process. They will help you find the degree, financial aid opportunities, and academic advice to guide you to graduation.
BSN Transfer Students
Transfer students intending to complete all required nursing general education and pre-requisite courses at a school other than Concordia University should apply by completing the BSN Cohort Application. Cohort applicants do not apply online as the cohort application serves as a general application to the university. Transcripts are evaluated individually, on a case-by-case basis. Please Note: BSN cohort applications must be submitted or postmarked by March 1.
Transfer students applying to take their pre-requisite nursing classes at Concordia must apply through the regular transfer admission process. Please Note: BSN students who want to attend pre-requisite classes in the fall can apply here.
Transfer students with fewer than 12 semester (18 quarter) credit hours of transferable credits may apply to the Freshman BSN Program.
The BSN cohort application portfolio must include the following:
- $75 application fee
- BSN application form
- Statement of purpose
- All official transcripts
- Two letters of recommendation from professionals, such as professors, supervisors, or clergy
- Proof of completion of CNA coursework or experience (not available through Concordia University)
Additional Program Requirements Include:
- Minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) for all college course work
- High marks in anatomy and physiology
“Transferring to Concordia’s nursing program was easy and my Transfer Coordinator helped me every step of the way. I never felt alone, because everyone at Concordia – the faculty, staff, and administrators – went above and beyond to make me feel welcome and special. Concordia’s nursing program prepared me to be a nurse that has clinical experience, clinical knowledge, compassion, and critical thinking skills. Most of all I learned how to be the nurse I have always wanted to be.” - Jennifer McDonnell, nursing transfer student