Department Of Nursing

Welcome to the Department of Nursing

Our Mission

The mission of Concord University’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Program is to prepare competent, professional, compassionate nursing graduates dedicated to equitable, safe, quality, service-minded, patient-centered care and leadership throughout diverse populations to improve the lives of our students and communities across the region and beyond. The BSN program at Concord University will prepare students for entry level nursing careers. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for the registered nurse (NCLEX-RN).

Our Values

The BSN program promotes the following values in all of our graduates: compassion, integrity, honesty, pursuit of excellence, scholarship, service-minded, professionalism, cultural competence, and advocacy.

The Traditional BSN Program application requirements include the following:

  1. Submission of a formal application to the nursing program;
  2. Submission of scores at 70% or above on the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) pre-entrance exam;
  3. Cumulative GPA of 3.0 upon completion of at least 30 hours of credit; and
  4. A grade of “C’ or higher in all science and math prerequisite courses: CHEM 101, CHEM 111, BIOL 121 or 122, BIOL 335, 336, MATH 103, and MATH 105.
  5. A clear criminal background check.
  6. A negative drug screen result.
  7. A physical completed by a Primary Care Physician or Nurse Practitioner to include up to date immunizations.

Note:  Must have current Health Insurance Policy.

All general education and pre-nursing requirements must be met prior to entering the accelerated nursing program.

Students holding a baccalaureate degree in another field from a regionally-accredited institution must apply for formal admission to the BSN program. These applicants must have completed:

  1. Formal application to the BSN program;
  2. Submission of scores at 70% or above on the Assessment Technologies Institute (ATI) Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) pre-entrance exam;
  3. A 4-hour general biology course with a lab with a grade of “C” or better,
  4. A 4-hour general chemistry course with a lab with a grade of “C” or better,
  5. 8-hours of anatomy and physiology with labs (I and II) with grades of “C” or better,
  6. College algebra with a grade of “C” or better, and
  7. Statistics with a grade of “C” or better.
  8. An overall GPA of 3.0;
  9. A clear criminal background check.
  10. A negative drug screen result
  11. A physical completed by a Primary Care Physician or Nurse Practitioner to include up to date immunizations.

Note: Must have current Health Insurance Policy.

RNs interested in completing the BSN program must:

  1. Hold a valid license and have completed a 4-hour general biology course with a lab with a grade of “C” or better,
  2. A 4-hour general chemistry course with a lab with a grade of “C” or better,
  3. 8-hours of anatomy and physiology with labs and grades of “C” or better,
  4. College algebra with a grade of “C” or better, and
  5. Statistics with a grade of “C” or better as part of their first undergraduate degree,
  6. An earned associate’s degree with an overall GPA of 3.0, and a
  7. Formal application to the BSN program.
  8. A physical completed by a Primary Care Physician or Nurse Practitioner to include up to date immunizations.

Note:  Must have current Health Insurance Policy.

Our Faculty and Staff

The nursing faculty at CU have more than 100 years of combined nursing experience in all areas of nursing care, from neonatal intensive care units and emergency care to nursing administration and nursing education.

Land, Krystle
Land, Krystle
Program Assistant for Nursing Education
304-384-5261
kland@concord.edu
Holt, Michele
Holt, Michele
Department Chair and Director of Nursing
304-384-5108
mholt@concord.edu
Farley, Danita
Farley, Danita
Clinical Education Coordinator and Assistant Professor of Nursing
304-384-5947
dafarley@concord.edu
Snider, Martha
Snider, Martha
Assistant Professor of Nursing
304-384-6042
msnider@concord.edu
Combs, Amanda
Combs, Amanda
Instructional Design Coach for Nursing

agcombs@concord.edu