Freshman BSN Program Expectations
Once admitted to Concordia University's Freshman Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, students must meet the following expectations of academic and personal achievement during their freshman and sophomore years. Adherence to these expectations will play a determining role in student continuation with the BSN program.
- Maintain a 3.25 minimum cumulative grade point average in all classes.
- Maintain a 3.25 minimum cumulative grade point average in math and science classes including Algebra (MTH 123) , Chemistry 10 1, Chemistry 102, Biology 211 , Microbiology (BIO 284) , Anatomy (BIO 364), and Physiology (BIO 365 ).
- Attend a Nursing Community Meeting each semester.
- Demonstrate evidence of good citizenship and responsibility while on campus. Recommendations from Concordia professors, essays, and/or an interview may be part of the process.
- Must be a full time Concordia Student.
Students must meet all of the above criteria to receive their freshman advantage guarantee. Students with a 3.0-3.24 cumulative GPA must complete the admit to major process.
Continuation into the BSN cohort
BSN students will be notified in early spring of their sophomore year whether they meet the above criteria and can proceed with the BSN program. Grades for at least four science classes and pre-calculus should be available at that time. The BSN cohort begins the summer prior to students' junior year.
Due to limited enrollment capacity, Concordia University's Nursing program reserves the right to make annual modifications of the above criteria as needed. Prospective applicants will be notified of changes in the above policy.