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Post Baccalaureate Nursing FAQ

Please review this link before you view this FAQ Section - to understand Nursing Admission Requirements.

  1. Q: Can I apply to the program without some or all of the pre-requisites?

    A: Yes, you can. Understand that all prerequisite grades must be completed and submitted prior to August 1st. Fully qualified candidates will be admitted in the order their packets are reviewed and approved.
  2. Q: Can I take my prerequisites online?

    A: Yes, you can, as long as the online course is accredited, has a lab component attached to the lecture, and is passed with a grade B or better.
  3. Q: How long are the pre-requisite courses valid for?

    A: Please note that pre-requisite course grades are only valid for 5 years. Any class grade that is beyond five years will have to be repeated with a grade of B or better.
  4. Q: If I receive a B- in my lecture and a B+ in lab (or vice versa), will it qualify as a prerequisite grade?

    A: No. You are required to obtain a grade B or better in both lecture and lab for every prerequisite course. However, if you take pre-requisite courses at Concordia College, you will only be required to obtain a C+ or better for them to be considered.
  5. Q: What is a TEAS exam and is it part of the admission process?

    A: The ATI TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) is designed specifically to assess a student's preparedness entering the health science fields. Candidates are required to take the TEAS exam and score level Proficient or better. You can choose a location and register for the TEAS at: Kindly request for your scores to be sent to Concordia College New York. The TEAS must be completed within 12 months of the applicant’s proposed admission.
  6. Q: How long is the program?

    A: Each cohort begins every fall and lasts for 15 months (4 semesters).
  7. Q: Why Concordia’s Nursing Program?

    A: Our classes are small and personal and you will learn from the best. Our NCLEX Pass Rate is over 96%.
  8. Q: What do you earn after completion of the program?

    A: Students earn a Bachelor of Science Degree.
  9. Q: Is this a full-time program?

    A: Yes, it is a full-time day program.
  10. Q: What does a typical schedule look like?

    A: Classes are normally held between 8 AM and 7 PM Monday through Friday, and may include Saturdays.  Please note that clinicals can be held outside of this time frame.
  11. Q: Can I work part-time or full-time during the program?

    A: This is an accelerated rigorous program requiring your full commitment. We strongly discourage you from working and pursuing this degree simultaneously.
  12. Q: What is the tuition for this program?

    A. Our 2018-2019 estimated tuition is $59,000 (additional expenses are not included in this estimate).
  13. Q: Is financial aid available for this program?

    You can avail financial aid in terms of loans. Unfortunately, we do not offer merit or other Concordia based scholarships for this program. Please complete FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) to apply for financial aid.
  14. Q: How do I send my transcripts to Concordia?

    Have your institution mail your official transcripts directly to:

    Concordia College- New York
    Office of Admissions
    171 White Plains Road,
    Bronxville, New York 10708

    Visit our Office of Admission and drop off your official transcript (only accepted if your transcript is in an envelope sealed by the registrar).If the option is available to you, request for an electronic transcript.