Find a rewarding new career in nursing

Nurses with bachelor’s degrees are in high demand, and according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the profession is expected to grow 12% by 2028. At Concordia, our bachelor’s in nursing second degree accelerated program is available for those who have already received a bachelor’s degree or higher and want to streamline their BSN experience.

  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • Operating Room Nurse
  • Medical-Surgical Nurse

Classes are offered in a blended delivery using a concept-based curriculum.

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Program Overview

Have you recently discovered a passion for nursing, but feel stuck because you have a bachelor’s degree in another field? Don’t give up! At Concordia, if you already have a bachelor’s degree, you can get your BSN in 14 months of focused work. You get access to our highly qualified faculty, experiences in clinical, lab, and simulation settings, and a curriculum that will prepare you to hit the ground running as a registered nurse. Our program builds on a Christian foundation, and includes web-based resources and on-campus simulations that promote active, engaged learning.

What to Expect

If you choose to jump start your BSN at Concordia, you won’t be doing it alone. Students who progress through this program are part of a cohort. They are immersed in the content, one course at a time, with clinical courses taken concurrently with the corresponding theory course. Web-based resources are used side-by-side with clinical, lab, and simulation experiences. This is the complete package. And it only takes a little over a year.

Students are required to live in the Southeastern Wisconsin area for the 14-month program.

Click here to view the 2020-2021 Progression Plan. The schedule has been updated based on changes that were made due to COVID-19.

Regarding state licensing

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 considering seeking licensure.


In addition to our main and online campuses, Concordia has center locations which offer accelerated undergraduate and graduate programs close to where you live and work. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing - Second Degree Accelerated Program program is available at the following:

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