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 will be able to learn how to provide excellent, compassionate, and competent nursing care to individuals across the life span.
Concordia University has expanded its mission by developing a Second Degree Accelerated BSN Program. This Accelerated BSN program will address 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 will be granted all units successfully completed in their first degree. Students will have to 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.
A 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 practica 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 will 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 began on Concordia’s Irvine campus in August 2008 and are held during the week on campus and during weekends at various clinical sites. Each nursing student will be assigned to a nursing advisor during their studies at CUI.
Required Pre-requisite Courses and Unit Values:
Important Update: Math - Statistics (3 units) is a required pre-requisite course effective immediately for Summer 2012 admissions and for all consecutive
For more information about this program interested candidates should submit an inquiry form.
- Chemistry with lab: 4 units
- Human Anatomy with lab: 4 units
- Human Physiology with lab: 4 units
- Microbiology with lab: 4 units
- Human Nutrition: 3 units
- Math - Statistics (3 units): Starting Summer 2012 admissions
- General Psychology: 3 units
- Psychology Lifespan Development: 3 units
- Written Communications: 3 units
- Oral Communication/Speech: 3 units
- Introduction to Sociology or Cultural Anthropology: 3 units
- Philosophy/Theology: 6 units must be completed at CUI (1 semester before nursing program begins)
- Bioethics: 3 units must be completed at CUI (must be taken during the nursing program at CUI)
- Chemistry, Human Anatomy, Human Physiology, and Microbiology must be completed in the last 5 years
- Human Nutrition must be completed in the last 7 years
If you have any questions about applying to the program contact: Office of Adult and Graduate Admissions at [email protected]
or call 949-854-8002 ext. 1144.