Concordia’s accredited nursing program prepares students with real-world experience in numerous health care facilities serving Fargo-Moorhead and surrounding communities. Students complete 600 hours of clinical experience and our nursing students’ average board pass rate of 94 percent exceeds the national average. Our accelerated program is ideal for individuals with a four-year degree from an accredited institution, seeking a career as an RN.

Program details

Area of study offered
Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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Program type
Accelerated post-baccalaureate degree for college graduates with a degree in a non-nursing major

Program schedule
Five semesters


Admission to Concordia's Accelerated Nursing program is selective. We take into account your academic records, professional references and experiences. We also carefully review your personal statement to determine your character, work ethic and motivation to become an RN. Qualified applicants who complete the process early have a better chance for admission. Applications will be reviewed in the order they are received after all materials are complete and transcripts have been verified.

Eligibility requirements
In addition to a completed application and all required material, applicants must meet all the following criteria to be considered for acceptance:

► A baccalaureate or graduate degree in a non-nursing major from a U.S. regionally accredited college or university. The degree must be completed and verified via official transcript(s) prior to admission review.

► A cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher on all post-high school work.

► All prerequisite coursework with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher (shown on an official transcript) must be completed prior to admission review. All science courses should be completed within the last seven years.

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Application deadlines
Rolling October through June until the cohort is filled

Application fee

Other application requirements
Must submit two professional references, a current resume (1 page) and a personal statement (2-3 pages).

Financial aid & cost

Tuition and fees

While scholarships are not provided through Concordia College or the Nursing Department, some employers and regional health systems offer assistance. We encourage you to seek out these opportunities.

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