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.
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.
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.
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 our accelerated nursing program in Portland, 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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