Concordia University, Nebraska’s pre-nursing program will prepare you to excel in nursing through a mastery of natural and behavioral science skills, critical writing and analytical reasoning, and opportunities to grow through service, health care internships and research. You will gain foundational knowledge in the sciences, such as chemistry and biology, and the psychology and sociology courses you will need to continue your nursing education. Integrating core science subjects with a Christian worldview, along with hands-on experience in chemistry, biology and cadaver labs, the courses you take in the pre-nursing program can fulfill nursing prerequisites and help you on your path to a fulfilling career in the healthcare field. 

Pre-Nursing Courses

40 credit hours
98% career outcome rate1
15:1 Student-to-faculty ratio

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Program Highlights


At Concordia University, Nebraska, you will receive a liberal arts background in chemistry, biology and the physical sciences needed to succeed in nursing school. As a pre-nursing student at Concordia, you’ll get hands-on lab experience, cadaver dissection and mentoring from expert science faculty. You’ll also have the opportunity to intern and job-shadow with local nurses. 

Concordia Nebraska’s pre-nursing program is designed to prepare you to transfer to a BSN program elsewhere, or to provide you with a four-year degree in the science field of your choice, usually biology or chemistry that can prepare you for a health-related career. 

3+1 Nursing Program 
Concordia also offers a dual degree in biology from Concordia and in nursing from Creighton University which will prepare you for a career as a Registered Nurse (RN) and help you to improve individual, family and community health and wellness by applying evidence-based skills. 

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Concordia University, Nebraska is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, a regional accreditation agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. 

Degree Goals

A pre-nursing program graduate from Concordia University, Nebraska will be able to:  

  • Demonstrate comprehension of key scientific principles relating to required courses. 
  • Analyze and evaluate information and identify the need for research to draw conclusions, formulate inferences, solve problems and make decisions. 
  • Learn effective written and oral communication skills. 
  • Demonstrate information literacy skills by locating, evaluating, selecting, organizing, synthesizing and ethically documenting information from multiple sources using both informal and formal formats, as appropriate for diverse writing situations. 

Career Outcomes

Registered Nurse (RN) 

  • Perform patient assessments, collaborate with members of your healthcare team, administer medications and evaluate patient outcomes 
  • Create care plans and provide education for your patients 

Nurse Practitioner 

  • Train in a particular area, such as pediatrics or family practice 
  • Write prescriptions, diagnose and treat diseases, infections and injuries and provide care and guidance to patients 

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) 

  • Provide basic care to patients and assist them with daily activities such as bathing or exercising 
  • Serve as a link between patients and their doctor 


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A dual degree in nursing from Creighton University and biology from Concordia Nebraska will prepare you for a career as a Registered Nurse (RN) and help you to improve individual, family and community health and wellness by applying evidence-based skills.

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With a degree in biology from Concordia Nebraska, you will be prepared to begin a career in the biological sciences right away, or to continue your education in graduate, medical, dental or veterinary school. As a biology major at Concordia, you learn essential skills such as time management and mastering complex material, as well as studying more in-depth topics such as microbiology, human anatomy and immunology to give you the knowledge you need to be successful in the field of biology.

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Physical Science

A degree in physical science from Concordia University, Nebraska will give you an interdisciplinary background in the physical sciences including physics, chemistry and math. Many students choose a physical science major as a broad-based education because they want to teach high school science, chemistry or physics, and a bachelor’s degree in physical science can help equip you with the comprehensive physical science skills you need to educate your future students.

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A degree in chemistry from Concordia University, Nebraska expands your understanding of general chemistry and gives you the practical, hands-on experience you need to continue a career in chemistry after graduation. Your classroom and chemistry lab experience will help you on your journey to use your passion for chemistry to serve in healthcare, industry, research and more.

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