College of Health and Science

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

For admission to Concordia's ABSN program, all candidates must meet BSN Admission requirements.  All general education courses and all Nursing prerequisites must be completed prior to the start of the ABSN program.  

Degree Requirements

Bachelor of Science degree consists of a major of typically 45 to 60 credits, general education courses, and elective courses totaling a minimum of 120 credits.

General Education Requirements

All degree seeking undergraduate students must complete the general education requirements.

Prerequisites (must be completed prior to starting the nursing program) 1
BIO 315Human Anatomy and Physiology I 24
BIO 316Human Anatomy and Physiology II 24
BIO 300Microbiology 24
PSY 230Lifespan Developmental Psychology4
Prerequisites that count within general education credits:
Chemistry for Health Sciences (4)
Intercultural Communication (4)
Quantitative Reasoning for Health Care Professionals (3)
Nursing Core Courses:
NUR 376Applied Pathophysiology3
NUR 378Pharmacology in Nursing4
NUR 380Fundamentals of Professional Nursing6
NUR 382Health Promotion and Assessment3
NUR 384Behavioral Health Nursing4
NUR 388Population Health5
NUR 390Nursing Care of the Adult I6
NUR 417Nursing Care of the Adult II6
NUR 418 Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Family6
NUR 419Aging, Chronicity and Palliative Care3
NUR 420Nursing Informatics2
NUR 424Transition into Professional Nursing7
NUR 426Nursing Introduction to Evidence Based Practice3
NUR 428Leadership in Nursing3
Total Credits77

CSP’s pre-licensure nursing programs prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX-RN®), which is required for professional nursing licensing in all states. CSP BSN program graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN® in any state. States may require additional licensure application conditions including but not limited to background studies that may include fingerprinting. State specific professional nursing licensure requirements are accessible via the identified state’s nursing board website. Please click here for more information.