Division of Health Sciences


“The Concordia College Alabama Division of Health Sciences’ Department of Nursing RN to BSN Program is especially designed to meet the needs of (RNs). Registered Nurses desiring a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing with a Christ centered foundation”

RN to BSN Program

The RN to BSN Program is designed especially for Registered Nurses (RNs) (diploma and associate graduates) pursuing the Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing.

Once CCA’s General Education Core and program perquisites are completed, the professional component of the nursing curriculum can be completed in one calendar year (three (3) semesters. Courses are offered on campus and practice integration requirements can be completed with prior approval in the student’s home community. Thirty (30) hours of nursing credits are awarded the semester students graduate for prior didactic and clinical experiences obtained in their Associate nursing program.

The program consists of two separate components:

The Pre-Professional Component consists of sixteen (16) prerequisite courses, which total forty-seven (47) semester hours. The majority of the general education courses may be completed at any accredited institution. The general education courses must be completed prior to beginning the Professional Component.

The Professional Component consists of eleven (11) nursing courses (for a total of 36 semester hours). All eleven (11) courses must be completed as a student at Concordia College Alabama. Students must complete the Professional Component within three years.

Admission Criteria for Applicants with an ADN

  • Earned ASN from an accredited School of Nursing
  • GPA 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Resume or CV
  • Unencumbered, active registered nurse (RN) license
  • Transcripts from all post-secondary institutions
  • Three (3) letters of reference pertaining to academic ability, professional

competency, nursing leadership potential and personal character.

  • Personal statement

NOTE: Application fees will be waived for first cohort applicants(n=10)

一道本不卡免费高清Students applying for the RN to BSN Program must complete each of the following to be considered for Admission to the Department of Nursing:

  1. Complete all (19) required undergraduate prerequisite courses required for the BSN curriculum, which totals 61 semester hours of college credit.

 Note: Prospective students MUST have all (16) college courses completed    PRIOR to beginning the Professional Component of the RN-BSN Program. With prior approval, you may complete most of  these in your hometown area, at an accredited institution and transfer these (19) college courses to CCA.

  1. You must first apply for as a Transfer Student to the Concordia College Alabama for the same semester you plan to begin the Pre-Professional Component of the RN-BSN Program. You should apply as a Transfer Student, majoring in Pre-Nursing on your Application for Undergraduate Admissions.

Please complete application to CCA as a Transfer Student and  return this application along with a $25.00 application fee

  1. Once you are admitted as a CCA Undergraduate Transfer Student by the CCA Office of Admissions, you should then submit the CCA , by the posted deadline, with the $50 Nursing Application Fee. Students are admitted without regard to race, color, creed, sex, or qualified handicap/disability.

Admission Criteria for the RN-BSN Program:

一道本不卡免费高清1.Submission of a completed RN-BSN Nursing Application Packet, with a $50 fee, by the deadline. NOTE: Application fees will be waived for first Cohort applicants . Priority Application Deadlines for RN-BSN Program: is March 15 for Summer Semester; Late Applications are accepted, based on space availability.

2. A minimum grade of “C” in all (16) required prerequisite courses.

一道本不卡免费高清3. Submission of all required medical information (current immunizations) and evidence of health history and current malpractice insurance.

4 Evidence of CPR certification.
5. Admission will be contingent on a negative drug screen and no adverse findings on a background check. Admitted students will be sent information for completing the requirements. Students are responsible for costs related to the required admission background check and drug screen.

6 Completion of an accredited diploma or associate degree in nursing and a current registered nurse licensure with no restriction. Restrictions includes participation in voluntary discipline programs.

7. Students are responsible for all costs related to monitoring/proctoring tests and identity authentication when required by a course.

NOTE: Application fees will be waived for first Cohort applicants

Courses by Semester by TermCredit HoursTheory Hours Clinical Hours
Term I

一道本不卡免费高清NURS 300   Orientation & Socialization to Professional Nursing

NURS 310    Theoretical Concepts of Nursing

 

3

3

 

 

06

 

48

48

 

0

0

 

 

0

96
Term II

NURS 312 Pathophysiology & Clinical Pharmacology NURS 320    Multiculturalism in Health Care

 

3

3

 

06

 

48

48

 

96

 

0

0

 

0

Term III

一道本不卡免费高清NURS 400 Nursing Research & Informatics

NURS 410   Evidence-Based Practice* *ICP

 

3

3

 

48

16

 

0

96

066496
Term IV

NURS 425  Population Based Health Promotion* *ICP

 

6

 

32

 

192

0632192
Term V

一道本不卡免费高清NURS 445   Global Health* *ICP

NURS 450   Health Policy

 

3

3

 

32

48

 

48

0

068048
Term VI

NURS 460   Transitions to Professional Nursing

NURS 465    Leadership and Management in Professional Nursing  *ICP

 

2

4

 

06

 

32

32

 

0

90

 

90

64
Professional Program Totals36432426

Program of study is a cumulative total of 36 hours

  • Integrated Clinical Practice refers to practice based learning activities integrating course objectives with approved clinical experiences   completed in the student’s home community.  

NOTE: This Program is approval by SACSCOC.

Tuition & fees includes New Computer & all book & supplies

Concordia Adds Pre-Nursing Associate Degrees, Partners with Tuskegee University The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges has approved three new associate of arts (AA) degree programs in Pre-Nursing, Pre-Occupational Therapy and Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences to be offered at Concordia beginning in fall 2016.

Additionally, Concordia has entered into an academic partnership with TuskegeeUniversity where Concordia AA graduates will be able to pursue baccalaureate degrees in the fields of nursing and healthcare at Tuskegee. The articulation agreement between Concordia and TuskegeeUniversity establishes collaboration between Concordia’s Division of Health Sciences and the TuskegeeUniversitySchool of Nursing & Allied Health. Concordia’s three new AA nursing programs have been specifically designed to align with Tuskegee’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing and Clinical Laboratory Sciences programs, as well as the MS in Occupational Therapy program.

Students who graduate with an AA degree from Concordia’s Health Sciences Division and meet the necessary requirements will then be guaranteed admission into Tuskegee’s Nursing & Allied Health professional programs. The articulation agreement begins immediately and is expected to have its first graduates by 2017.

The TuskegeeUniversity programs involved are: Pre-licensure Nursing (BSN), Occupational Therapy (MS) and Clinical Laboratory Sciences (BS). Those interested in admission are encouraged to contact Concordia College Alabama’s Office of Admission at 334-874-5700 ext 19762 or visit our web page at goleyciyiz.com

CONTACT US

Dr. Constance Smith Hendricks, RN, FAAN
Professor/Health Sciences Division Chair Concordia College Alabama
1712 Broad St. Selma, AL 36701
334-874-5700, ext 19741  Direct line 334-526-9141
chendricks@goleyciyiz.com