Second Degree Accelerated BSN Program
Do you have a Baccalaureate degree and desire to change your professional career? As a BSN student at CUI, you learn how to provide excellent, compassionate, and competent nursing care to individuals across their lifespan.
The Accelerated BSN program addresses the need for those desiring to change their professional career to becoming a Registered Nurse. The program is designed for graduates who already have a baccalaureate degree in any specialty from an accredited college or university. Students in this Nursing program are granted all units successfully completed in their first degree, but must complete or transfer credits to meet the prerequisites prior to beginning the nursing program. It is possible to receive a BSN at the end of three semesters.
Our unique curriculum has been designed for students to learn the necessary knowledge and advanced skills to provide excellence in caring, compassionate, and competent nursing care.
The program includes 90 hours of clinical experience in a public health setting to prepare candidates to apply for the California Public Health Certificate. Additional clinical practice will include patient care in the areas of medical-surgical nursing, pediatric nursing, maternal-child nursing and psychiatric nursing.
All aspects of the nursing program reflect Concordia's Christian values orientation — in world view, in relationships with patients and their families, and in a servant leadership approach to the profession of nursing.
Nursing courses are held during the week on-campus, and during weekends at various clinical sites. Each nursing student is assigned to a nursing advisor during their studies at CUI.
Required Pre-requisite Courses and Unit Values:
All science classes (*) must include laboratories portion and completed within 5 years of admission deadline. Online science classes with online/virtual laboratories portion will not be accepted.
- Chemistry* (4 units)
- Human Anatomy* (4 units)
- Human Physiology* (4 units)
- Microbiology* (4 units)
- Human Nutrition (3 units) - Must be completed within 7 years
- Math - Statistics (3 units)
- General Psychology (3 units)
- Psychology Lifespan Development (3 units)
- Written Communications (3 units)
- Oral Communication/Speech (3 units)
- Introduction to Sociology or Anthropology (3 units)
- Philosophy/Theology (6 units) – Students will be enrolled in these classes after acceptance and must be completed prior to enrolling in nursing core classes.
- Bioethics (3 units) – to be completed at CUI after acceptance
Accelerated BSN Application for Admission
Accelerated BSN required schedule
For more information about this program interested candidates should submit an inquiry form.
If you have any questions about applying to the program contact: Office of Adult and Graduate Admissions at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 949-854-8002 ext. 1144.