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Nursing - Traditional, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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A foundation for life-long healing

Everyone knows a good nurse can make all the difference in the world. Concordia’s School of Nursing is dedicated to helping you become that nurse. Our course load provides a rigorous, Christ-centered education that will develop you into a highly skilled professional—prepared to serve with excellence, integrity, and compassion.

With its liberal arts foundation, the Nursing - Traditional program of Concordia University Wisconsin starts our nurses down the road to success… whether they plan on working in a clinic, hospital, or even the military! You will have opportunities to consider and apply theoretical concepts and skills into nursing practice and explore concepts related to interprofessional communication, collaboration, professionalism and leadership—all of which are integrated into our nursing program. Our talented staff is dedicated to your success … from your first day, through your National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). And did we mention, our NCLEX pass rate exceeds the national average? It’s just another way we’re keeping you a step ahead at Concordia.

What to expect

Our nursing theory courses are taught by highly qualified nurse educators with years of experience in hospitals, healthcare, and other community settings. You’ll also have the opportunity to practice your skills at Concordia’s Simulation and Skills Lab, which gives you vital, hands-on experiences. All of these things combine to create a strong foundation for your future RN career.


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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Plan to apply 3-4 months prior to your intended start date.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    121 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Gerontological Nursing
  • Gerontologic Nursing Practicum
  • Foundational Nursing Skills
  • Nursing Pathophysiology
  • Pathophysiology for Nurses
  • Wellness Assessment

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

  • Minimum required score:


    PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. Delivered and marked by computer, it reports on a scale between 10 and 90.

    More about PTE Academic

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.75

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.75 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75
  • Minimum science GPA of > 2.75 with > C in each of the following courses: Microbiology, Human Anatomy & Physiology, General & Biological Chemistry
  • 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 SON Clinical Resource Guide.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    30060 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 30060 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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  • 1621 - 2690 USD/month
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