Find a rewarding new career in nursing with Concordia's ABSN accelerated nursing program

Nurses are in high demand; according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the profession is expected to grow 7% by 2029. At Concordia, our accelerated BSN program is available for those who have already earned a bachelor’s degree or higher in another field and want to become a nurse.

Sample Careers
  • Emergency Room Nurse
  • Operating Room Nurse
  • Medical-Surgical Nurse
Cost Per Semester$16,270

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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! With Concordia's ABSN program, if you already have a bachelor’s, you can get your BSN degree in 14 months. 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 is built on a Christian foundation, and includes web-based resources and on-campus simulations that promote active, engaged learning.

Accelerated BSN Program - ABSN

What to Expect

If you choose to jump start your BSN degree 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 2022-2023 Progression Plan.

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.


Students in the accelerated 2nd degree BSN program are not eligible for Concordia's Uncommon Scholarships.

If you are already a nurse and looking to earn your BSN degree, check out our RN to BSN online program.

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