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BSN Overview

Three very distinct ways are available to obtain a BSN at Concordia. Applicants who are not Registered Nurses may be admitted to the traditional track or the Accelerated BSN program. The traditional track is a four-year program of study with the two distinct parts listed below. The Accelerated BSN program is for students with previous college experience in a non-nursing field. Applicants who are Registered Nurses in Texas or a Compact State may be admitted to the non-traditional track and be awarded credit for previous nursing education. The non-traditional track is offered online.

BSN Traditional 4-Year Track

A required sequence consists of courses in the sciences and humanities that provide students a solid foundation for the art and science of caring for others. Within one semester of completing the pre-nursing sequence, students apply for admission to the professional nursing sequence in the School of Nursing. 

The School of Nursing has two distinct parts:

  1. The Pre-Nursing sequence of courses is taken the first two years.
  2. During the last semester of Pre-Nursing coursework, a student may apply for the BSN professional sequence of courses, which is taken the last two years of the BSN program.

Admission to the Concordia University Texas School of Nursing is highly competitive. We recommend maintaining communication with your faculty advisor throughout the process if you are a current Concordia student or your transfer admissions counselor for incoming transfer students coming directly into Professional Nursing Sequence. 

Traditional BSN Program

Accelerated BSN Program

To qualify for the online-based Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, students must have previous college experience in a non-nursing field. Students complete coursework online, participate in nursing simulation and skills labs at our ABSN Learning Site, and complete in-hospital clinical rotations as part of a blended curriculum.

Accelerated BSN Program

Online RN to BSN

Students applying to these programs must have an RN license in Texas or a Compact State. Registered Nurses with a non-nursing bachelor's degree are also eligible to apply. All courses are offered online and designed for the employed RN.

RN to BSN Online Program

MSN Overview

To be admitted to the MSN program, the applicant must be a Registered Nurse with a license in Texas or a Compact State. The MSN sequence is 30-37 credit hours in length and is offered entirely online.  All MSN students have the opportunity to choose a track in either Nursing Informatics, Nursing Leadership, or Nursing Education. Aspects of the practicum work include but are not limited to participation in mission work, a community service assignment, and implementing a change project in the student's work environment. 

Online RN to MSN

The RN to MSN program provides nurses with an ADN advanced preparation for a leadership role in nursing. These students will achieve their BSN along the way. 

RN to MSN Online Program

Online RN+ to MSN

The unique RN+MSN is ideal for registered nurses who have a bachelor's degree in a discipline other than nursing. 

RN+ to MSN Online Program

Online MSN

The MSN program is for students have their BSN degree that desire to advance into leadership roles. 

MSN Online Program


The baccalaureate degree in nursing & master's degree in nursing at Concordia University Texas are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.  



Concordia's School of Nursing is approved by the Texas Board of Nursing. Students successfully completing Concordia's School of Nursing are eligible for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN) in Texas after passing the NCLEX-RN exam.

  • Degree
  • Bachelor of Science (BSN)
  • Master of Science (MSN)
  • Delivery Methods
  • Traditional BSN
  • Non-Traditional
    (Online only)
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