Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Program Overview

No matter the reason, if you have the calling to become a nurse, Concordia University-Portland’s accelerated nursing program can help you achieve your goal. We offer our nursing students three start dates per year in January, May, or August. Upon completion of our application requirements and prerequisites, you could be 16 months away from earning an ABSN degree.

How the Accelerated BSN Program Works

Our full-time Accelerated BSN program follows a rigorous, 16-month curriculum that combines online nursing coursework with hands-on skills and sim labs at our ABSN Learning Site and in-hospital clinical rotations.

  • Online accelerated nursing courses delivered via an interactive e-Learning platform.
  • Hands-on learning through a state-of-the-art nursing simulation lab at our ABSN Learning Site.
  • Diverse, real-world clinical practice in local area health care facilities in Portland.
  • Dedicated faculty to offer guidance and support throughout the program.

Due to the intensity of the ABSN program, we recommend that students view their accelerated nursing education as a full-time job. The program requires you to be dedicated and self-motivated, but Concordia will help you keep pace every step of the way, from admission to graduation.

Earning Your ABSN Degree

At Concordia University-Portland, our goal is your success. Our accelerated nursing program prepares you to become more than a nurse – you become a leader who is ready to help transform the world of health care.

Through our small, caring community that encourages supportive student-faculty relationships and spiritual growth, you will learn to care for the whole patient – mind, body, and spirit. Our holistic approach to health care education allows you to be prepared to promote health, offer quality bed-side care, and provide leadership, both within health care organizations and in the broader community. 

Upon completing the ABSN program at Concordia, you will graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree with the clinical preparedness needed to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX), which is required to become a registered nurse.

Contact an enrollment specialist to take the first step toward a nursing career.

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