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Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

Concordia University Irvine

Hyung K. ’18

Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN)

If you hold a bachelor’s degree or at least 65 non-nursing college credits from a regionally accredited institution and are looking to transition to nursing, our Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program offers a fast-track to a new career with two learning modality options: campus-based in Irvine, California, or hybrid based in Rancho Cucamonga, California. Build on the foundation of your prior coursework and complete the ABSN with hands-on experience, in as little as 15 months. The hybrid ABSN program includes online courses and in-person simulation labs and offers three starting dates each year — in January, May, and August.

In addition to classroom time or online courses, no matter which program modality you choose you will complete 765 hours in clinical settings throughout the course of the program.

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The philosophy, objectives, and goals of Concordia University Irvine's Department of Nursing are congruent with: a) the Nurse Practice Act of California, b) Dr. Jean Watson's philosophy of caring in nursing, c) the mission and goals of CUI and, d) the standards identified by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), e) the American Association of Colleges of Nurses Essentials of Baccalaureate Education in Nursing, f) Quality and Safety Education for Nursing Competencies (QSEN).

Philosophy and Mission Program Learning Outcomes

Clinical Hours

A total of 765 clinical hours are required to complete the program. Students are assigned to clinical sites with our clinical partners in Southern California each semester. The clinical sites are located in or around Orange County and Los Angeles County.

Concordia - Spectrum Campus™

Concordia University Irvine - Spectrum Campus™ is the home of Concordia University Irvine's Nursing program and other graduate programs in the School of Health and Human Sciences. The Concordia - Spectrum Campus™ resides in a dynamic biotech and healthcare sector hub within the city of Irvine. The campus features 20,000 sq. ft. of state-of-the-art nursing teaching space and more than 90,000 sq. ft. of additional classrooms, offices, workstations, and unique educational spaces. Located on a 6.6-acre lot, the Concordia - Spectrum Campus™ also features a 690-space parking lot and parking structure.

Concordia - Spectrum Campus™
16355 Laguna Canyon Rd
Irvine, CA 92618

Rancho Cucamonga Hybrid Accelerated Nursing Program Location

Our hybrid accelerated nursing program is located in the city of Rancho Cucamonga, about 33 miles north of Irvine and 37 miles east of Los Angeles. Students come to the ABSN learning site during the week to attend in-person exams and simulation labs.

Concordia University Irvine ABSN Program Site 10750 Fourth St. Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
The ABSN program at Concordia is challenging, intense, and rewarding. There is nothing like it — the morals and values integrated in the program alongside the nursing curriculum are unique to the school. Students receive much more than their education, and the lifelong lessons I have learned at Concordia are invaluable.


Chelsea R. Cohort '21

Nursing Faculty

Our faculty are experts in their fields and dedicated to the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to share the Gospel and care for all of God’s people by promoting advanced nursing studies for leadership and education.

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Mary Bowman MSN, RN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Cara Buenaventura MSN, RN, CCRN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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Lizette Mationg RN, MSN

Assistant Professor of Nursing

The Concordia Nursing Student Association (CNSA)

The Concordia Nursing Student Association (CNSA) is a student-led service group.

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Respected Reputation and Accreditation

Concordia University Irvine's Nursing programs enjoys an excellent reputation, and has nursing graduates at hospitals throughout the region and nation.  Concordia University Irvine is regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).   The Accelerated Baccalaureate of Science in nursing program and Master's of Science in nursing program at Concordia University Irvine are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791. The ABSN campus-based program in Irvine is accredited by WSCUC, and the new expansion hybrid ABSN program is pending WSCUC approval. The ABSN program at Concordia University Irvine has received ongoing approval by the California Board of Registered Nursing since 2009.

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