Oregon RNs are among the highest paid in the United States, with an average salary of $92,960.
*The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2019
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, hands-on lab experience and clinical rotations.
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 foundation and clinical preparedness required to pass the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) to become an RN.
In the Pacific Northwest and across the United States, the demand for BSN-educated nurses remains exceptionally high, as many nursing schools are only able to take a handful of qualified applicants each year.
Concordia University’s 16-month Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is different. By offering three starts a year at two ABSN learning site locations in Portland, our ABSN program is helping to meet the demand for nruses.
That’s why Concordia University, St. Paul entered into a transfer partnership with Concordia University–Portland to continue and build on the legacy of the Accelerated BSN program following CUP’s closure in 2020. We remain steadfastly committed to providing qualified applicants an accredited, accelerated path to a life-changing career in nursing.
An Accredited, Accelerated Education
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Concordia University, St. Paul is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
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.
All I had was a piece of paper to represent myself and my desire to become a nurse,” says Stephanie. “I had the grades. I had the heart for it. I just needed someone to give me a chance.
Stephanie, ABSN Student