Traditional Undergraduate Nursing

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program provides a broad foundation in liberal arts education, as well as in the art and science of the nursing discipline, guided by Christian principles, that prepares the graduate with the professional leadership skills, expertise, caring and knowledge needed to function in a variety of healthcare and community settings.

Why Study Nursing at CUW?

  • A strong liberal arts foundation
  • Clinicals in a variety of settings and beginning in the sophomore year
  • Cross-cultural requirement can be met with global studies trips
  • Faculty with strong clinical and nursing education backgrounds
  • Multi-bed high-fidelity simulation and skills lab
  • Individual attention and support 
  • NCLEX pass rates exceed the national average
  • Active Student Nurses Association
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Program Overview

Concordia’s Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Program provides a foundation in the art and science of nursing as well as the liberal arts.

What You Will Learn in CUW’s Nursing Program

  • Performing skilled nursing assessment, interpreting results, and developing a individualized, patient-centered plan of care
  • Coordinating patient care as part of an interprofessional team
  • Incorporating professional values and ethical behavior in nursing practice
  • Applying organizational and leadership principles to improve quality and patient safety
  • Collaborating with other disciplines to assist individuals, families, groups and communities to achieve optimal health
  • Developing nursing competencies and professional role responsibilities using the High Fidelity Simulation Learning Environment and Human Patient Simulators
  • Providing holistic patient-centered care through strong clinical offerings at a variety of acute and community based settings

Career Choices

A nursing degree prepares you to make meaningful contributions in:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Homecare and hospice services
  • Schools
  • Public health
  • The military


The Baccalaureate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750; Washington, DC 20001; 202-887-6791.


Students in the nursing major complete CUW’s core curriculum, as well as coursework in foundational nursing skills, pathophysiology, pharmacology, medical-surgical nursing, psychological wellness, pediatrics, obstetrics, geriatrics, community, leadership and management, and cultural diversity. See our course catalog for our full curriculum and our progression plan for an example of how coursework proceeds from freshman year through graduation.

Transfer Students

Transfer students please contact the Undergraduate Admissions Counselor for information about Concordia's application process and timeline.

Graduate Studies

CUW offers the following graduate programs: