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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

  • 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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Class 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
HCR-435 - Ethics & Decision Making

This is a foundational course in ethics for individuals pursuing vocations of service in health care. Students will have a greater understanding of the ethical principles that are applied to the delivery of health care services and the processes for making sound ethical decisions. Students will develop models of decision making that are consistent with core personal values as well as the ethical standards of their professions. Motivations for ethical healthcare decisions will be evaluated. The roles and responsibilities of healthcare professionals will be explored on the basis of Christian values as well as assumptions drawn from reason and societal norms and expectations.

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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. Satisfactory English Proficiency scores for nonnative English-speaking applicants; minimum scores TOEFL iBT 65/IELTS 5.5/Michigan Test/70 Personal Statement
  6. Personal Statement
  7. Must have earned a “B” or better in a College Writing course
  8. 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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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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