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Bachelor of Science inNursing

The RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree courses are offered online with practice experiences in the student's community. It is designed for Registered Nurses who are interested in furthering their knowledge of the nursing profession and advancing their careers. As the practice of healthcare continues to grow and change, nurses who hold a B.S. in Nursing can use the valuable skills they learn to meet the challenges of the dynamic health care industry.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Concordia University Saint Paul is a new applicant pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington, DC 20036, (202) 887-6791. New applicant status is neither a status of accreditation nor a guarantee that accreditation will be granted.

Area of Study: Nursing

  • Next Start Date: TBD
  • Credit Hours: 36
  • Course Length: 7 weeks

This program can be taken:

  • Online

Curriculum Overview


The 36-credit RN to BS in Nursing degree program advances the knowledge and skills of nursing professionals through an integration of learning and experience. Using a combination of theoretical inquiry and practical application, students gain insight into ethics in health care, professional and evidence-based practice, interdisciplinary collaboration and communication, leadership, management, care coordination and community health.

Coursework builds on previous nursing experience, and prepares students to be leaders and lifelong learners who can adapt to developments in health care delivery and the diverse patient population.

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Course Name
  • Ethics & Decision Making4
  • Prof. Practice & Role Develpmt4
  • Transclt Nursing/Adv Hlth Asmt4
  • Evidence-Based Practice4
  • Ldrshp & Mgmt in Nursing4
  • Nursing Informatics4
  • Intro to Care Coord/Case Mgmt4
  • Community Health Nursing4
  • Nursing Capstone4
NUR-330 - Ethics & Decision Making

This course examines the fundamental ethical theories, principles, Christian virtues, and models of decision-making designed, to support the complex issues nurses face today. At the completion of this course students will have a greater understanding of the ethical principles applied to nursing practice and health care delivery settings. Basic ethical principles relating to research with human subjects will be explored. The Christian ethic of social justice is explored with the emphasis upon reducing health disparities. Students will begin to develop a personal model of decision making that is consistent with core personal values, legal and regulatory requirements, standards of care and the ANA Code of Ethics for Nurses.

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  1. Apply Online
  2. Hold a current Minnesota* nursing license
  3. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher in previous nursing coursework
  4. Final and official transcripts from all previous institutions attended – If you have attended a MNSCU college or university we also ask that you provide an official accompanying DARS or MnTC goal area worksheet.  Concordia accepts completed goal areas.
  5. Personal Statement
    • Explain what has led you to become a nurse
      • Provide specific detail to support your explanation

    • State your professional nursing practice experience
      • Include your current role

      • Discuss your professional goals including your ideal position

      • Share how you feel Concordia University, St. Paul (CSP) will help you meet these goals

    • Requirements
      • The statement should fall between 400 and 700 words.  Applicants with statements below 400 words will be asked to rewrite.

      • Include a beginning (introduction), middle (body), and end (summary/conclusion) in your personal statement.

      • To support flow of the content, include transitions from one topic to another.

      • This statement should be original and reflective of you individually. Do not incorporate any other work requiring citation or referencing.  Please do not plagiarize.

      • Lastly, review and edit your personal statement for spelling, grammar errors, and to assure that you have met the requirements detailed above.

  6. Submit verification of current unencumbered license as a Registered Nurse. Applicant should not be on probation and must report any past or current disciplinary action taken by a State Board.**

*If nursing license is from a state outside of MN, contact your enrollment counselor for additional information.
** If you currently hold an encumbered nursing license, please contact your Enrollment Counselor for more information

128 credits need to be completed to earn bachelor’s degree

Technology Requirements

Students enrolling in an adult undergraduate program must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. Contact Concordia’s Help Desk at or (651) 641-8866 with any questions regarding these requirements.

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Notice of an Accreditation Site Visit by the
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

The Concordia University, St. Paul Nursing Department is scheduled to host an on-site evaluation for initial accreditation of the baccalaureate nursing program on February 24-26, 2016.

You are invited to provide feedback about the nursing program’s qualifications for accreditation status through written and signed comments.

Submit written and signed comments to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
One Dupont Circle NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036-1120

All written comments should be received by CCNE no later than February 3, 2016.

of CSP students receive jobs after graduation.*


Tuition and Financial Aid Information

Concordia University, St. Paul online provides an affordable educational choice for adult learners. Concordia online offers program credits at a competitive rate.

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