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.
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 315||Human Anatomy and Physiology I 2||4|
|BIO 316||Human Anatomy and Physiology II 2||4|
|BIO 300||Microbiology 2||4|
|PSY 230||Lifespan Developmental Psychology||4|
|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 376||Applied Pathophysiology||3|
|NUR 378||Pharmacology in Nursing||4|
|NUR 380||Fundamentals of Professional Nursing||6|
|NUR 382||Health Promotion and Assessment||3|
|NUR 384||Behavioral Health Nursing||4|
|NUR 388||Population Health||5|
|NUR 390||Nursing Care of the Adult I||6|
|NUR 417||Nursing Care of the Adult II||6|
|NUR 418||Nursing Care of Childbearing and Childrearing Family||6|
|NUR 419||Aging, Chronicity and Palliative Care||3|
|NUR 420||Nursing Informatics||2|
|NUR 424||Transition into Professional Nursing||7|
|NUR 426||Nursing Introduction to Evidence Based Practice||3|
|NUR 428||Leadership in Nursing||3|
Minimum C grade required in all pre-requisite and required courses.
Students who take the prerequisite course at Concordia University, St. Paul will need to either take BIO 120 prior to this course or transfer in the equivalent to BIO 120.
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.