Accelerated second degree BSN (ABSN)
Do you already have a bachelor's degree (or higher) in another field but want to see if nursing is for you? Concordia's ABSN program can help you start an exciting career in nursing. Our ABSN degree will help open doors for you to discover your true calling as a nurse.
Concordia's accelerated BSN program allows you to become a nurse in just 15 months.
If you are already an RN and are looking to complete your BSN, learn more about our RN to BSN Completion program here.
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Progress through the program with the support of a group of peers. This 63-credit program can be completed in 15 months.
Clinical courses are taken concurrently with corresponding theory courses. Web-based resources are used side-by-side with clinical, lab, and simulation experiences. Courses are 60% online and 40% in person at the Mequon campus.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics expects the field of nursing to grow by 12% by 2028. Work as a registered nurse in a wide variety of settings- hospitals, emergency rooms, nursing homes, schools, and many more.
States have established standards of practice for the nursing profession. While at the present time, we cannot provide a particular state’s educational requirements for licensing, we can assure you that we will provide you with the contact information for the state Board of Nursing for the state in which you are doing study. We are currently not accepting new students from Alaska, Arizona, California, Idaho, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee or Wyoming. Additionally, Washington D.C. students are required to do clinicals in Virginia. Concordia University of Wisconsin is approved by the Washington State Nursing Care Quality Assurance Commission to conduct practice experiences in the state of Washington for the MSN/FNP and MSN/AGPCNP program tracks.
For more information, please go to Nursing Commission’s website at: https://www.doh.wa.gov/LicensesPermitsandCertificates/NursingCommission/NursingPrograms.aspx