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Start Your Nursing Future NOW with Concordia University’s Accelerated BSN Program.

1Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Registered Nurses, at (visited June 08, 2023).

2Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2022, 29-1141 Registered Nurses, at (visited June 08, 2023).

The baccalaureate degree program at Concordia University St. Paul is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

The Accelerated BSN program in Portland is approved by the Oregon State Board of Nursing, located at 17938 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Portland, OR 97224, 971-673-0685.



If nursing is your calling, our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program can help you transition into a new career through online coursework, skills lab instruction and clinical learning experiences.


You don’t have to wait to become a nurse. Our accredited, 16-month Accelerated BSN offers you a fast track to your nursing future with classes starting three times every year.


You will be empowered to succeed with the academic and experiential foundations needed to pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become an RN.

Where You Study Nursing Matters.

Concordia St. Paul's 16-month accredited, accelerated BSN offers:

  • Carefully designed online nursing theory courses which provide accessibility for your busy life
  • Competency-focused skills laboratory and clinical learning experiences relevant for today's healthcare environment where BSN-prepared nurses quickly become clinical leaders and managers
  • A nursing education that will prepare you to perform as a professional nurse across the four spheres of care (disease prevention/promotion of health and wellbeing, chronic disease care, regenerative or restorative care and hospice/palliative/supportive care), across the lifespan and with diverse patient populations
  • Dedicated nursing faculty who guide and support you every step of the way
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Enroll in the ABSN Program at Concordia University

54 Non-nursing College Credits Required for Admission

Portland Learning Sites

Concordia University Portland campus students earned a 2021 first-time NCLEX pass rate of 87.53%, surpassing the first-time pass rate national average.

BSN Career Outcomes

After gaining experience in the field, graduates may eventually become charge nurses, unit managers, research coordinators, pharmaceutical nurses, nurse informaticists, staff development coordinators, trauma coordinators, specialty certified bedside nurses, care coordinators, nurse navigators and more.

Did You Know?
About 203,200 openings for registered nurses are projected each year, on average, over the decade across the United States.

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ABSN Learning Sites in Portland

We offer the ABSN program at our two locations in Portland.

America’s West Coast is among the areas hardest hit by the nursing shortage, and the need for nurses is evident in the fact that the BLS ranked Oregon as the fourth-highest paying state in the nation for RNs. To help meet the demand, Concordia University, St. Paul in Portland offers two Accelerated BSN learning site locations, one on PDX’s west side, near Beaverton, and one on the city’s northeast side near the Columbia River.

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Enroll in the ABSN Program at Concordia University

54 Non-nursing College Credits Required for Admission

Portland Learning Sites


Mean Annual Wage for Registered Nurses in Portland-Vancouver-Hillsboro, OR-WA2

Find Your Purpose

If your calling is to become a nurse, you owe it to yourself to pursue the profession. And there’s no better place to earn a BSN than Grand Canyon University. For more than 70 years, we’ve provided students a transformative education grounded in our strong Christian mission. You can expect to graduate from our university as a competent, compassionate nurse who lives with purpose and serves with integrity.

"Knowing that Concordia had good clinical partners and sites in place was critical to my experience as a student and allowed me to graduate prepared to practice."

— Stephanie, ABSN Student


Columbia River Site

11703 NE Glenn Widing Drive
Portland, OR 97220

CSP Global

ABSN Program Requirements

  • Students must have completed 54 non-nursing college credits before enrolling in the nursing program.
  • Complete or provide verification of work in progress for general education requirements.
  • Hold a cumulative college GPA of 3.00 with a cumulative science GPA of 3.00.
  • Complete the ATI Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS).
  • Clear a criminal background check prior to admission to the nursing cohort.
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Barnes Road Site

9600 SW Barnes Road, Suite 300
Portland, OR 97225

CSP Global
CCNE Accredited