Bachelor of Science in Nursing – BA/BS to BSN

“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”

Earl Nightingale

A group of Concord University Nursing students walking to class

The BA/BS to BSN pathway is offered in-person on Concord’s beautiful Athens campus. This program is for those who already have a BA or BS degree, but who are not Registered Nurses. 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 (in addition to applying to the University);
  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 grade of “C’ or higher in all science and math prerequisite courses: CHEM 101, CHEM 111, BIOL 121, BIOL 335, BIOL 336, MATH 103, and MATH 105.
  4. An overall GPA of 3.0;
  5. A clear criminal background check.
  6. A negative drug screen result
  7. A physical completed by a Primary Care Physician or Nurse Practitioner, including up to date immunizations.

Note: Must have current Health Insurance Policy.