Concordia University

Pre-Nursing 2010-2014

Bachelor of Science

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General Education

Required Courses

University Requirement PCC Equivalent Credits
Communications: 1 Year of writing

WR 121 and 122 English Composition

and 1 additional writing course from 123, 227, 240, 241, 242, or 243





Humanities Choose from: Literature, Art/Music History, non-U.S History, Western or World Civilization 9-12
Math MTH 111 College Algebra 5
BIO 211 General Biology BI 211 Principles of Biology or or BI 112 Cell Biology for Health Occupations 5

CHM 101 Chemistry for Life

CHM 102 Principles of Organic and Biochemistry

CH 104, 105, & 106 General Chemistry 15
Physical Education HE 295 + PE 295 Health and Fitness for Life 3
PSY 201 Prin of Psychology PSY 201A Intro to Psychology-Part 1 4
Cross-Cultural Choose one course from the following: ATH 103, 207, 208, 209, GEO 105, 106,107, SOC 213 4
BI 364 and 365 Human Anat. & Physiology BI 231, 232, 233 Human Anatomy and Physiology 12
BIO 284 Microbiology BI 234 Microbiology 5
PSY 321 Human Growth & Development PSY 215 Human Development 4
MTH 231 Research and Statistics MTH 243 Statistics I 5
HPE 462 Nutrition FN 225 Nutrition 4

Additional Notes:  C.N.A. certification is required by program start date.

Students considering the Concordia nursing program are encouraged to attend an "Informational Night" at Concordia. Go to for dates and details.

Requirements for Nursing Program Admission:


Both Concordia and transfer students must apply for acceptance into the nursing program prior to the junior year. A cumulative GPA of 3.0 in all courses and a minimum GPA of 3.0 in science courses are required. Grades in Anatomy and Physiology should be 3.0 or better. Applications to the program are accepted until March 5, 2012. Students begin the curriculum the following June.


Note to PCC students:

Those students who are not interested in finishing two-year curriculum at PCC may transfer to Concordia after a few quarters and resume their science and general education classes there. It is critical, however, to seek advising from an admissions counselor at Concordia to facilitate the transfer process and determine the best way to finish sequential courses. Concordia has a policy that all freshman must live on campus, so commuter students who cannot meet this residency requirement may wish to wait until their sophomore year or later to transfer. Dual admission is available between PCC and Concordia. If you have questions about dual admission, please contact the Admission office at either institution.

Application Portfolio process:

Concordia students and external candidates must all complete the BSN program application process. Incomplete applications will not be considered. The following must be submitted together:

  • Concordia University application with $75 application fee if not currently a Concordia student.
  • Completed BSN Checklist and Application Form.
  • Two-page Statement of Purpose which must be typed, double spaced, and include the following:
    • One paragraph explaining decision to become a nurse.
    • One paragraph describing the gifts student will bring to promoting health and caring for the sick as a nurse
    • One paragraph describing the challenges you expect to face as you study nursing, and weaknesses you need to overcome
  • One set of official transcripts from all colleges attended. These must be submitted in sealed envelopes.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a current professor, supervisor, or clergy that affirm ability to study at the university level and aptitude for nursing.

Applicants may also be asked to take a critical thinking test and/or participate in an interview as part of the admission process. Submitting transcripts and references fulfills the admission requirement for these items for the university application as well as for the nursing program.

PCC endeavors to create accurate transfer guides for students; however, requirements may change without notice. Students are responsible for working with PCC advisors and their transfer institution to ensure that their academic plan will meet requirements and timelines.

Last updated: September 2013