Preparing for Nursing Study

Nursing requires strong interpersonal skills and a solid understanding of human beings, human society, and the scientific basis of medicine and nursing. As a nurse, you will be responsible for clinical judgments based on your scientific reasoning. Likewise, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Concordia University, you will have the potential to be a leader in nursing and healthcare.

As a nursing leader, you will need to express your ideas clearly. A solid foundation in the liberal arts will help you understand the events that are shaping healthcare and the health of individual patients. You will not simply be a technician at the bedside; you will be making decisions that impact the health of people in your community.
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Expectations: Cohort-Ready Benchmarks

Admission to the Concordia University Nursing program is competitive.

To be considered “cohort-ready,” applicants are required to be on track to complete the general education requirements and nursing pre-requisites by the end of their spring term.

Additionally, cohort-ready transfer students must meet the following expectations of academic and personal achievement to be eligible for the Direct-to-Cohort application process:

  1. Maintain a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in all classes, and specifically a 3.0 or better GPA in the following math and science classes:
    • College Algebra
    • Research & Statistics
    • Chemistry
    • Biochemistry
    • General Biology
    • Microbiology
    • Anatomy
    • Physiology
  2. Demonstrate evidence of good citizenship and responsibility. Recommendations from professors may be required.
  3. Complete a state-approved Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course prior to the start of the BSN upper division cohort, which begins in August.
  4. Submit a current résumé.

Applicants not meeting the minimum GPA requirements will not be considered.

Due to limited enrollment capacity, Concordia University Nursing Program reserves the right to make annual modifications to the above criteria as needed. Prospective applicants will be notified of any changes to the above policy.

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