Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Frequently Asked Questions

  • How are classes scheduled?
    All Nursing classes are offered during the day.
  • When does the program begin?
    Each cohort begins in the fall.
  • How long does the program take to complete?
    The program is 15 months; made up of a fall, spring, summer, and a fall semester.
  • Who makes a good reference?
    A current employer or academic advisor would make a great reference. Family members or friends are not able to write recommendations. Reference letters should include skill level and academic ability to succeed in the program.
  • Is financial aid available?
    At Concordia we offer students the options to take out loans to cover the cost of the program.  
  • Do you offer health insurance?
    Students can carry their own or purchase health insurance through the College.
  • Where can I be a nurse?
    If you pass the N-CLEX exam and become a registered nurse, you are allowed to practice anywhere in the United States as your certification is transferable to each state.
  • What GPA do I have to maintain in the program?
    Students must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA or you will be on academic probation for one semester. If your GPA is not improved you will be asked to leave the program.
  • What grade do I need to achieve in each class?
    A minimum of a C+ will be considered passing. However, your cumulative GPA will need to remain above a 3.0.
  • Can I re-take a course if I do not pass?
    Students will be able to re-take one course, one time.
  • Once admitted, is there anything else I need to do?
    Yes, once you are accepted into the program you are required to submit a $500 non-refundable deposit to ensure your seat.
  • Where are clinicals?
    Concordia College-New York has 45 clinical partnerships in the New York Metropolitan area and Westchester County.  Students complete clinical rotations in Teaching Hospitals, Community Hospitals and Health Centers, Children's Hospitals, and Behavioral Health facilities.
  • What is the average salary in the New York metropolitan area?
    The average salary is approximately $70,000.
  • When are classes?
    Classes are generally held during the day, Monday through Saturday. Clinicals can be day or evening.