Concordia University - Portland's Accelerated Nursing Blog

From Military to Civilian: One Nursing Student’s Career Change to Nursing

There are many roads that may lead you to join the healthcare industry. For some, it’s the career you’ve dreamed of since childhood, and for others, it may have been a matter of circumstance. For Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) student Tim Walker, the call for a career change to nursing came to Read the full article…

Categories: Changed Careers, Student Stories

Transitioning from Teaching to Nursing

If you’re thinking about transitioning out of the education field, consider a switch to nursing. As all teachers know, succeeding as a teacher requires the right alignment of personal gifts and attributes, from the physical exertion required to teach an engaging class, to the creative problem solving required to maintain order in a rowdy classroom Read the full article…

Categories: Career Advice, Nursing Inspiration
Concordia's online classes prepare ABSN students for labs and clinicals

How Your Online Classes Prepare You for Labs and Clinical Rotations

Blog was updated on August 29, 2017. Some students ask about our comprehensive learning model and how it is interwoven with the skills learned in hands-on labs and in-hospital clinical rotations. The online courses are actually the foundation of the three core components of Concordia University – Portland’s Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) Read the full article…

Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Clinicals Rotations, Nursing Simulation Labs, Online ABSN Coursework

National Nurses Week: Four Nursing Role Models Who Changed Nursing Forever

Many landmark innovations and inventions in the medical field have been born from the minds of outstanding nurses. In honor of National Nurses Week, we want to highlight the amazing lives and brilliant minds of just a few of medical history’s greatest nursing pioneers. History is chocked with innumerable advances by nurses, all done for Read the full article…

Categories: Nursing Inspiration

How the Holistic Care Approach to Nursing Improves Patient Outcomes

Nurses get their education at Concordia University-Portland because they want an education that addresses more than the mechanics of nursing. Knowing how to start an IV is one thing, but it requires much more skill to start an IV on a needle-shy patient and keep them talking so they don’t tense their arm. It takes Read the full article…

Categories: Faith, Nursing Inspiration
Concordia University-Portland ABSN program offers advice on important information to remember before getting into nursing school

5 Things You Should Know Before Getting Into Nursing School

Getting into nursing school shouldn’t intimidate you, it should inspire you! In the highly respected field of nursing, excitement and the opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life await you. However, forging your own nursing school exploration takes time and dedication. The challenging nature of nursing school is exactly what is needed to prepare Read the full article…

Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Admissions

What to Expect in Your First Semester of Nursing School

You’ve completed all of your nursing school prerequisites, submitted all of your paperwork, and are finally ready to start nursing school. Now, the anxiety sets in. You ask yourself – Can I really do this? Will I be successful in nursing school? The short answer is yes – it is possible to earn your bachelor’s Read the full article…

Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Nursing Inspiration

Your Question Answered: How Hard is Accelerated Nursing School?

In deciding whether to change careers and become a nurse, many have wondered just how hard accelerated nursing school is. It’s a good question, and one that cannot be answered with a short response. An accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program can be rigorous, but also very rewarding. In order to explain the Read the full article…

Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Nursing Inspiration

Innovations in Online Accelerated BSN Coursework

By: Jason Thorne, Instructional Designer Having the flexibility to study coursework from anywhere with internet access is only one reason students are flocking to online education. As shocking as it may be, online education is out-performing classroom education (according to Babson Survey Research Group). Students can engage with content in interactive ways online, similar to Read the full article…

Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Online ABSN Coursework

The Top 3 Benefits of a BSN

So, you want to become a registered nurse? Congratulations! You’ve chosen to explore a gratifying career path that offers some of the most unique challenges in the healthcare industry. And, as its landscape continues to evolve, so does the demand for more educated nurses. An associate’s degree may be a great starting point, but, there Read the full article…

Categories: Accelerated BSN Program, Career Advice, Nursing Inspiration

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