Letter from the Nursing Faculty
Congratulations and welcome to Concordia University! We are very excited that you decided to join us in this innovative program in nursing that focuses on clinical competence and authentic caring. This program also offers a very personal experience for learning and growing.
The program will lay a strong groundwork in practice skills so that at the end of the junior year you will be competent to perform the most common nursing procedures and responsibilities. You will study the nursing care of adults with physical illness for that entire junior year, beginning with basic skills in the summer and then progressing into both semesters of the junior year that emphasize the integration of pathophysiology, pharmacology, and nursing clinical judgment. Health promotion is introduced in the spring of the junior year. After the junior year, you will study mental health nursing in the summer. Fall courses in the senior year include pediatric, obstetrical, and community nursing as well as a course in research and evidence-based practice. Spring of the senior year focuses on a final senior course that includes complex care, a 200-hour clinical preceptorship, and nursing leadership.
The nursing program will prepare you to promote health as well as care for the sick. The practice of compassion will be emphasized throughout the program as students systematically develop interpersonal and cross-cultural understanding and competency. Developing one’s own spiritual grounding will be strongly emphasized. Leadership skills will be systematically developed throughout the program.