Due to the high demand for positions in the nursing program, the nursing admission process is different from traditional freshmen or transfer students. There are two ways to enter the nursing program, as a Freshman or a Transfer student. Freshmen students should refer to the Freshman Advantage information below for additional application details. Sophomore students should refer to the Transfer information below for additional application details. Junior transfer students may refer to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Portfolio and Application Instructions or refer to the additional information below to start their applications.
Two ways to enter the nursing program
- Freshman Advantage:
Students with less than 12 semester credits or 18 quarter credits should follow the freshman application process and expect to meet specific benchmarks during their freshmen and sophomore years.
Students with more than 12 semester credits or 18 quarter credits should follow the transfer application process.
Sophomore transfer students take pre-requisite courses and must be enrolled at Concordia University for at least two semesters immediately prior to the BSN cohort June start. Sophomore transfer students must also take at least 24 credits (including one full-year sequence of required science) at Concordia.
Junior transfer students, who have already completed or are in the process of completing their general education requirements and nursing pre-requisites, apply directly into the nursing cohort.
- Nursing pages under the Academic section of this website
- Admission counselors
- In addition to financial aid resources outlined in the Financial Aid section of this website, you may qualify for additional aid from these organizations:
The baccalaureate degree in nursing program at Concordia University - Portland is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.