CUAA’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing provides students with the leadership skills and experience for general nursing practice across the spectrum of health care, based on a Christian foundation. See our School of Nursing brochure here.

Why become a Nurse at CUAA?

  • Liberal arts foundation
  • Many forms of clinicals beginning sophomore year
  • Study abroad opportunities can meet cross-cultural requirements
  • Faculty with strong clinical and nursing education backgrounds
  • State-of-the-art, multi-bed skills lab
  • Faculty available for individual interaction
  • Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society

Program Overview

CUAA’s BSN program gives students a foundation in the sciences of nursing, paired with a liberal arts core curriculum. In addition, extensive simulations in all aspects of nursing throughout their program will give the students a strong foundation in nursing which will enable them to feel comfortable and confident during their clinical rotations. Learn more about our facilities here.

Admission Requirements

Pre-nursing students currently enrolled at CUAA, who meet all of the following minimum admission requirements, are eligible to progress and be admitted to the program.

  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.75
  • Minimum overall GPA of > 2.75 with > C in the following courses:
    • BIO181 Functional Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIO182 Functional Anatomy & Physiology II
    • CHEM 105 Elements of General and Biological Chemistry
    • BIO 149 Microbiology
  • Minimum grade of C in MATH 128 College Algebra (or waiver with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus Exam, or CLEP credits for College Algebra).
  • For ESL students, a language test score: TOEFL > 75 or IELTS > 6.5

The number of students accepted into the traditional undergraduate nursing program is dependent upon available clinical space and their ranking based on the criteria above. Currently enrolled students at CUAA who meet the admission requirements will be admitted before students not currently enrolled at CUAA.

Please note, this decision is contingent on you maintaining eligibility upon completion of your spring semester. In addition, you will need to provide proof of the following information by July 15 for fall semester admission and December 15 for spring semester admission:

  • CPR Certification – BLS for Healthcare Providers (preferably from the American Heart Association). Other CPR certifications will not be accepted.
CNA Certification – successful completion of the course and passage of the licensing exam

Students wishing to transfer into nursing at CUAA, must meet all of the following minimum admission requirements, to be eligible to be admitted to the program.

  • Minimum Cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0
  • Minimum B in the following courses equivalent:
    • BIO181 Functional Anatomy & Physiology I
    • BIO182 Functional Anatomy & Physiology II
    • CHEM 105 Elements of General and Biological Chemistry
    • BIO 149 Microbiology
  • Minimum grade of C in MATH 128 College Algebra (or waiver with a score of 4 or 5 on the AP Calculus Exam, or CLEP credits for College Algebra).
  • For ESL students, a language test score: TOEFL > 75 or IELTS > 6.5

The number of transfer students accepted into the traditional undergraduate nursing program is dependent upon available clinical space and their ranking based on the criteria above.

Proof of the following information by July 15 for fall semester admission and December 15 for spring semester admission:

  • CPR Certification - BLS for Healthcare Providers (preferably from the American Heart Association). Other CPR certifications will not be accepted.
  • CNA Certification - successful completion of the course and passage of the licensing exam.

Learning Outcomes

  • Develop individual patient-centered care plans, perform skilled assessments, and interpret results
  • Coordinate patient care
  • Incorporate the values and ethics needed as a nurse practitioner
  • Learn leadership skills needed to improve patient safety
  • Work with other disciplines to help individuals and the community improve their health
  • Learn nursing competencies in simulation labs and patient simulators
  • Holistic patient-centered care with strong clinicals and Christ-Centered learning

Career Choices

A nursing degree prepares you to make meaningful contributions in:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Homecare and hospice services
  • Schools
  • Public health
  • The military

Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Concordia University Ann Arbor is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530, Washington DC 20036, 202-887-6791. The program is accredited until December 31, 2024.

Curriculum

Nursing students learn the Concordia core curriculum, featuring a liberal arts core, as well as foundational skills in a variety of nursing tracks. Click here to view our full course curriculum and progression plan that guides students towards graduation.

Transfer Students

Concordia’s nursing program welcomes student transfers from many regional, accredited institutions. Please contact our admission office and speak with a counselor and see how your credits will transfer.