Offered at: Appleton, Green Bay, Kenosha, Mequon, Online, Waukesha

Registered nurses who have graduated from an ADN or diploma nursing program will find Concordia’s BSN Completion Program a flexible means of furthering their nursing education. RNs can obtain a BSN degree in as few as 18 months, depending on how many credits are transferred in. Coursework consists of accelerated courses that can be taken onsite or online. Our program participants:

  • May transfer in up to 85 credits from their ADN or other previous college coursework that has a grade of C or better.
  • Must take at least 36 credits at CU to satisfy residency requirements and graduate with a Baccalaureate Degree from CU.
  • Students holding an accredited Associate Degree will be granted Advanced Transfer status.
  • Must take a sufficient number of electives to meet the 121 credit minimum for baccalaureate degree requirements.

See the sections below for additional information. Concordia University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Core Requirements 131
Major Requirements19
Electives71
Minor: Optional
Total Hours121

Major Requirements

Nursing Core

(Must be taken from CU) – 19 CREDITS

Required Courses
NURS 301Dimensions of Profess Nursing3
NURS 305Trends Pro Nursing3
NURS 336Nursing Research for RNs3
NURS 342Population Health4
NURS 442Leadership: the Future of Nurs3
NURS 492Contemp Nurs/Seminar3
Total Hours19

Program Objectives

  • Apply liberal arts and scientific background in nursing practice.
  • Apply organizational and leadership principles in practice to improve quality and patient safety.
  • Apply current evidence into professional nursing practice.
  • Use informatics and healthcare technologies to inform decision-making regarding quality patient care and safety.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments.
  • Communicate and collaborate in an interprofessional healthcare environment to deliver safe, high quality patient care.
  • Apply knowledge of health promotion and disease prevention to improve individual and population health.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and professional values.
  • Engage in the professional roles of the nurse as care provider, care manager/coordinator, lifelong learner and member of the profession.