There has never been a greater need for passionate, dedicated health professionals. Concordia has an outstanding reputation for excellence in preparing students for careers in a variety of health professions. Through the Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions, we offer two signature programs to meet the needs of adults considering a career change to medicine or nursing.

Both programs offer a 12-month completion time and an on-campus experience essential to building connections with faculty, advisors and other students. Our experienced faculty are there to support and advise students every step of the way to meet their personal and professional goals.

About our students

​​​​Our student body is diverse. Some students are admitted to the program right after finishing their undergraduate degree and others attend as career changers. Students come to us from many places, with unique backgrounds and experiences; all come with a passion for working in a health profession and a common goal to be of service to others.

Program details

Area of study offered


► The Accelerated Nursing BSN program is a fast-track to earning a degree and next steps toward licensure as a registered nurse (RN). Students successfully completing the program are eligible to take the NCLEX.

► Post Baccalaureate Premedical students become competitive applicants for their chosen professional health program through rigorous coursework customized to meet individual career goals.

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Program schedule
Accelerated Nursing BSN program – 12-month program, begins in mid-January each year
Post Baccalaureate Premedical program – 12-month program, begins in late June each year

Fall (Aug. – Dec.)
Spring (Jan. – May)
Summer (May – Aug.)

The faculty in the nursing department has positively impacted my academic experience in many ways. They are very approachable, truly get to know each student, do their very best to help everyone succeed, and share their incredible knowledge and passion for nursing with us students.

Katie Wenzel ’18


Admission to our programs is selective, and our admission team carefully considers each student’s academic records, work history, volunteer activity and any experiences in healthcare. Students’ motivation and enthusiasm to pursue a health profession play a vital role in the acceptance process. Recommendation letters give the admission team further insights into each student’s aptitude, character and work ethic. 

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Accelerated Nursing BSN program
Post Baccalaureate Premedical program

Application deadlines
Accelerated Nursing BSN program – Nov. 1
Post Baccalaureate Premedical program – June 1

Application fee
Accelerated Nursing BSN program – $60
Post Baccalaureate Premedical program – $139

Other application requirements

► A baccalaureate degree from a U.S. regionally accredited institution
► Official transcripts from all U.S. regionally accredited institutions (attached to the student’s application)
► Two professional recommendations
► One-page resume
► 500-750-word personal statement

Accelerated Nursing BSN program
► A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher on all post-high school work
► A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on all prerequisite courseworkcompleted prior to enrollment

Post Baccalaureate Premedical program
► A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher on all post-high school work
► A precalculus course with a minimum GPA of 3.0 completed prior to enrollment
► SAT or ACT scores

Financial aid & cost

Tuition and fees
Accelerated Nursing BSN program
Post Baccalaureate Premedical program

Cost per credit
Accelerated Nursing BSN program – $795 per credit
Post Baccalaureate Premedical program – $850 per credit

While scholarships are not provided through Concordia College or the Sanford Heimarck School of Health Professions, some employers and regional health systems offer assistance. We encourage you to seek out these opportunities.

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