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Concordia University-Portland Accelerated BSN

You don’t have to wait to become a nurse. If you’re thinking about becoming a nurse, you could fast-track your nursing degree through our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN). Concordia University-Portland’s accelerated nursing track allows you to earn your BSN degree without a prior bachelor’s degree or health care experience.

As a student of Concordia’s ABSN, you will be empowered to succeed through experiential learning and supportive faculty – all of which prepare you for a fulfilling nursing career. After as few as 16 months of accelerated nursing study, you could graduate with an BSN degree, ready to sit for the NCLEX licensure exam.

The curriculum is blended, meaning it combines online nursing coursework with onsite instruction through:

  • Skills labs where you’ll start to get comfortable with nursing equipment.
  • Simulation labs where you’ll run through possible clinical scenarios.
  • Clinical placements where you’ll care for real patients under clinical faculty.

If you are ready to start your nursing school journey, please contact an enrollment specialist at 866.892.1562 and learn more about our Accelerated BSN. If it turns out that you don’t have enough credits to qualify for our ABSN track, be sure to ask about our Pre-Nursing program.

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What to Expect from our ABSN

When students enroll in our Accelerated BSN track, they should prepare themselves for a fast-paced, immersive nursing education. It starts with online coursework that prepares you for skills and simulation labs, which is all reinforced with in-hospital clinical rotations. Clinicals start in your first semester and will correlate with the topic you are studying at the time.

Because the ABSN is rigorous from the beginning, it is important to complete all the necessary prerequisite courses. These prereqs lay the foundation to your nursing education.

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Three Start Dates

Our Accelerated BSN offers three start dates per year in January, May or August. Find out if you’re eligible to enroll in our next cohort.

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Accelerated Curriculum

Concordia’s ABSN is a 16-month, CCNE accredited fast-track BSN program for students in Portland with a previous non-nursing education.

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Career Preparation

Through hours of in-hospital clinical placements at top health care facilities in Portland, you will learn to care for the whole patient – mind, body and spirit.

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