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Concordia University Irvine’s Nursing Program has one of the best reputations in the state of California and now offers a unique admissions pathway for incoming first-year students. 成功完成后,新生优势护理途径 guarantees early acceptance to the 护理学加速学士学位 (ABSN) program.

在这条道路上,你将在短短五年内获得两个学士学位. 不像其他护理学士课程, 我们的课程结构强调核心科学研究和原理, 然后是高度专注和严格的护理学第二学位(ABSN).

康科迪亚护士进入医疗保健与先进的知识和经验,使他们与众不同. By pursuing this path, you’ll begin your nursing career with a firm scientific foundation and nursing specialization that will establish you as an emerging leader and highly-skilled clinician.

The Freshman Advantage Nursing Pathway is not a degree program; it’s designed to equip and assist undergraduate students of any major in earning early acceptance into the ABSN program. 进入新生优势护理课程, you’ll submit a declaration of intent to your academic advisor during your first semester (Fall or Spring) of enrollment at Concordia.

Nursing Pathway Guarantee Admission

Guaranteed ABSN Admission


Nursing Pathway Healthcare Experience

Healthcare Experience


Nursing Pathway Faculty Mentorship

Faculty Mentorship



Nursing is a challenging, rewarding calling, 完成这条道路需要决心和承诺. 如果你符合所有的学术和个人要求 在你本科学位的整个过程中, 你将在加州最受尊敬的护理项目中获得一席之地.

Any deviation from these requirements will result in removal from the Freshman Advantage Nursing Pathway program. 如果你决定不继续或不再符合项目的要求, 你仍然可以继续你的专业并申请ABSN项目, if desired, upon graduation.


  • 保持最低累积平均绩点(GPA)为3.25 overall for all coursework. You must meet this benchmark by the end of your freshman year and at the end of every subsequent semester thereafter.
  • 您必须完成ABSN计划的所有先决条件课程,最低累积GPA为3.0.
  • You must earn a “B-” or higher in each science prerequisite course. You must earn a “C” or higher in all other prerequisite courses.
  • 如果有必要,你可以只重复四门科学前提课程中的两门.
  • Your completion of the prerequisite courses for the ABSN program must meet the following guidelines:
    • 所有科学预备课程必须在 Concordia University Irvine.
    • All non-science prerequisite classes that are not transferred at the time of admission must be completed at Concordia University Irvine.
  • 你必须连续注册为全日制学生 Concordia University Irvine.
  • You must complete a minimum of 100 hours of qualifying patient care experiences prior to completing your undergraduate studies. 例如:注册护理助理(CNA), COPE Health Scholar, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Medical Assistant (back office), Medical Missions, Home Health Aide, Physical Therapy (PT) Aide.
  • You must complete three interviews with the Nursing admissions committee before beginning the ABSN program. During these interviews, you will be evaluated and must meet the “Average/Meets Standards” benchmark of the ABSN Interview Rubric.

For this program, “Freshman” is defined as an incoming student who has completed less than 30 semester units at the time of undergraduate admission. These units may include: ANT 210, BIO 111, CHE 101, COM 211, COM 261, MTH 265, PSY 101, SOC 101, WRT 102.

A Community of Advising and Mentorship

Concordia nursing faculty are experts in their field and have dedicated their lives to advanced nursing studies and leadership. Their mission is to uphold the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to share the Gospel and care for all of God’s people through nursing research and education.

作为新生优势护理课程的一部分, 你将和其他衔接课程的学生一起参加社区会议, Academic Advisors, and with 护理项目的教职员工 throughout your undergraduate journey. This is a unique opportunity to receive one-on-one guidance from Academic Advisors along with access to experienced nurses across a wide range of specializations (pediatrics, oncology, surgery, labor and delivery, hospice, emergency, and general practice).

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Cheryl Smythe-Padgham, DNP, RN, WHNP-BC

Assistant Dean & Director of Nursing

Dr. smyth - padgham在25年前开始了她的分娩护士生涯. She attained a Masters of Science in Nursing and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner license in 1992 and worked in both private and community care settings in Orange and Los Angeles counties practicing primarily in underserved communities in order to serve the needs of women, mothers and babies. In 2009, she began her career in academia as a Concordia nursing faculty member and now proudly serves as the Assistant Dean and Director of Nursing in the Concordia Department of Nursing.

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Jennifer Dahl, EdD, RN, RNC-OB

Assistant Director & Assistant Professor of Nursing

Jennifer Dahl began teaching at Concordia University Irvine in 2014 and currently serves as the Assistant Director of Nursing. She began her nursing career an oncology nurse until she transitioned to the maternal-newborn population where she spent over 20 years as a labor and delivery nurse. Professor Dahl has a love of the nursing profession and strives to educate students to be compassionate and holistic nurses who serve the population.

Healthcare Experience

医疗保健经验对所有对护理事业感兴趣的学生至关重要. 作为新生优势护理课程的一部分, 您需要在医疗保健环境中完成至少100小时的工作.

我们的许多护理专业的学生都自愿或担任护理助理, COPE Health Scholars, EMTs, medical assistants, home health aides, and physical therapy aides. We also encourage participating in medical mission trips to uphold the Great Commission of Jesus Christ to share the Gospel and care for all of God’s people.

Healthcare Volunteer Resources

奥兰治县提供了许多获得医疗保健经验的机会. 这些资源将帮助你找到适合你的兴趣和经验水平的工作. The Concordia Student Nursing Association 也会在你追求这条道路的过程中提供一个支持性的社区.

Medical Missions
OC Health
Cope Health Scholars
Learning How to Care video

Learning How to Care

What Makes a Concordia Nurse?

关怀、同情、能力——这些都是康科迪亚护士的基本品质. 当康科迪亚的护士走进病人的房间时,她们会带来平静、自信和希望. 我们的护士了解医疗保健的整体性质和部长的思想, body, and spirit of their patients.

康科迪亚护士接受过最新医疗保健研究和技术方面的培训, clinical skills, and professional strategies. They are equally comfortable and accomplished in handling resource management and conducting research as they are in providing patient care.

When you become a Concordia nurse, 你加入了一个医疗保健专业人员的团契,他们履行了他们的呼召,以恩典服务, intelligence, and tenacity.

Philosophy and Mission

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