Admission Requirements | RN to BSN | Concordia University Irvine

Admission Requirements

  1. RN to BSN applicants must have completed an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from a regionally accredited institution with the exception of Dual Enrollment students.
  2. Applicants must hold a current unrestricted RN license from the state of California with the exception of dual enrollment students.
  3. Minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  4. Prerequisite courses must be at least 4 units with a laboratory component and completed with a grade of a “C” or better. Online science classes with online/virtual laboratories will not be accepted.
    • Human Anatomy
    • Human Physiology
    • Microbiology
  5. Submit an application to the RN to BSN program which can be found, along with required forms, on this page.


Applicants may choose to complete the prerequisite classes at Concordia as “non-degree seeking” students. Non-degree seeking students are limited to twelve (12) units per semester. Please contact the Admissions Counselor with specific questions.

Online classes from a regionally accredited college/university are acceptable. However, the following courses cannot be completed online:

  • Chemistry (with lab)
  • Anatomy (with lab)
  • Physiology (with lab)
  • Microbiology (with lab)

Admission Deadline

The RN to BSN program admits students three (3) times per year: Fall, Spring and Summer. Firm application deadlines are not set at this time. However, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit all required application documents at least six (6) weeks prior to intended start date. Please contact the RN to BSN Admission Counselor for more information.

RN to BSN Required Supporting Documentation

International Students

International students with an active California RN license will be considered through the RN to BSN Admission Counselor. Interested International Students should follow the International Checklist.

International students are defined as those students who are enrolled at institutions of higher education in the U.S. who are neither a U.S. Citizen nor a U.S. Permanent Resident.

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