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 three ways to enter the nursing program, as a Freshman, as a Sophomore Transfer, or as a Junior Transfer student. Freshmen students should refer to the Freshman Advantage information below for additional application details. Sophomore and Junior Transfer students should refer to the Transfer information below for additional application details.
Four 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.
- Sophomore transfer students:
Students with more than 12 semester credits or 18 quarter credits should follow the transfer application process.
Sophomore students must 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 may apply directly into the nursing cohort. The 2017 cohort application will be available after January 1, 2017.
- Accelerated BSN students looking to fast-track their nursing education must complete our admissions requirements, which include completion or verification of work in progress for our general education requirements and proof of CNA course completion.
- 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.