Whether you are a current student or considering a transfer, a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from CUW will set you on the path for lifelong fulfillment and enjoyment in profession that truly gives back. Find out how you can become part of the CUW School of Nursing.  

Pre-Nursing Students

Concordia University pre-nursing students who meet all of the following minimum requirements are eligible for admission to the nursing program:

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75 (Transfer students require a 3.0 GPA from their previous institution)
  • Minimum science GPA of > 2.75 with > C in each of the following courses:
    • BIO 149 Microbiology (or higher level microbiology course with lab section)
    • BIO 191 Human Anatomy & Physiology 1 (or higher level human anatomy & physiology course with lab section)
    • BIO 192 Human Anatomy & Physiology 2 (or higher level human anatomy & physiology course with lab section)
    • CHEM 105 General & Biological Chemistry (or higher level chemistry course with lab section)
    • Note: Science courses need to be completed within the last 5 years and may only be repeated once.
  • Minimum math requirements:
    • Minimum grade of C in college algebra or higher level math course (statistics, pre-calculus, or calculus), OR
      Waiver score of 4 or 5 on AP Statistics or AP Calculus exam, OR CLEP credits for college algebra.
  • For ESL students, a language test score:
    • TOEFL ≥ 75 OR
    • IELTS ≥ 6.5
  • American Heart Association CPR (BLS) certification
  • State Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) credentials
  • Adherence to all components of the Clinical Requirements Timeline found in the School of Nursing Clinical Resource Guide. This includes a certified background check and all vaccination requirements by our clinical healthcare partners.