Concordia University Texas

Concordia University Texas ABSN Track

It’s possible to become a nurse in Texas in as few as 16 months through the Concordia University Texas Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) track. Offering three start dates per year for the ABSN track — in January, May, and August — CTX helps students achieve their nursing goals sooner.

About Concordia Texas

Rooted in the Lutheran tradition, Concordia University has been a model for exemplary education since 1926. CTX aims to cultivate goodness, truth, and beauty through education, and there’s no better way to bring that mission alive than through a career taking care of others as a nurse.

ABSN Program Details

As an accelerated nursing student at CTX, you’ll earn 62 credit hours throughout the 16-month track, and the curriculum is divided into four semesters. The track has a hybrid online structure, meaning that the didactic learning occurs via online classes. These courses are interactive and provide the structure of deadlines while offering students flexibility with when and where they study.

The other key components of the curriculum at CTX include skills and simulation labs as well as clinical experiences. Labs provide a high-tech, supportive environment where students can learn key nursing skills and protocols. In clinicals, students take their learning into the real-world environment at top health care facilities in Dallas, Texas, and Austin, Texas. Students rotate at a variety of settings, such as clinics, hospitals, long-term care facilities, and community health centers.

ABSN Admission Requirements

If you have at least 60 non-nursing college credits or a non-nursing bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0, you may be eligible for the ABSN track. Other admissions requirements include:

  • Passage of the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) VI exam with a score of at least 67% within three years of applying.
  • Complete all prerequisites with a grade of “C” or better while maintaining a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the science prerequisites:
    • Chemistry I with lab
    • Microbiology with lab
    • Anatomy and physiology I and II with lab
    • Nutrition
    • Intro to statistics
    • Lifespan development
    • Medical Spanish for health care professionals (can be taken as a corequisite or a prerequisite via a 3-credit Spanish language course)
    • Introduction to psychology
  • Completion of the non-nursing prerequisites:
    • New Testament
    • Old Testament
    • Life and Leadership *
    • Leadership Theory and Practice *
      *Students can take these courses as a prerequisite or as a corequisite during nursing school
  • Students without a prior bachelor’s degree must take additional general education prerequisites.


Our university meets the quality education standards set forth by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). The mission of this regional accreditation body is to maintain the quality and effectiveness of its member institutions. Additionally, the nursing program is accredited by the Texas Board of Nursing and both the BSN and MSN programs are accredited by American Association of Colleges of Nursing.

Our undergraduate nursing program meets the approval of the Texas Board of Nursing (BON), a state entity that provides approval for more than 200 nursing education programs. Established in 1909, the mission of the Texas BON is to protect the public from unsafe nursing practices.

The baccalaureate degree in nursing at Concordia University Texas is accredited by
the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

Ready to Begin Your Nursing Journey?

If you have a passion for caring for your community, and you’re ready to earn your nursing degree and begin an in-demand career, fill out the form. Our admissions representatives will help you get started.

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