Nursing Degree Program

Joint Nursing Degree Program - Offered by Concordia University Chicago and Resurrection University

Earn an affordable nursing degree from two national recognized institutions-Concordia University Chicago and Resurrection University. This unique program allows you to earn a bachelor of science degree while enjoying all the extracurricular activities and student support services provided by both universities. 

Nursing Program Overview

You will spend your freshman and sophomore years at Concordia-Chicago where you will take pre-professional general education and rigorous science courses. After successfully completing at least two full semesters at CUC, you are required to apply separately for admission to Resurrection University‚Äôs nursing program which is not guaranteed based on your admission to CUC.

As a Resurrection student you will participate in hands-on clinical experiences and take courses solely related to nursing. Upon successful completion of all four years of the program, you will receive a diploma listing both universities.

NCLEX-RN pass rates for Resurrection University students have been above 90% for the past eight quarters. The exam tests the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to the safe and effective practice of nursing at the entry level.

Please note, this program is not open to transfer students. Prospective transfer students should contact Resurrection University directly for admission information. 

Nursing Course Information 

Curriculum at Concordia University Chicago

During your freshman and sophomore years at CUC, your course work will focus on pre-professional general education courses and pre-nursing topics including biology and chemistry. You will work hands-on in small classes that focus on the individual success of each student. These courses will provide a foundation for the rigorous curriculum of subsequent nursing courses.

Curriculum at Resurrection University

The last two years of your courses will be taken at Resurrection University campus located in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. At Resurrection University your courses will focus on nursing and the fundamentals of healthcare. As part of the curriculum you will also take seven-week courses in pediatrics, community health, mental health, older adult nursing, pharmacology and more. You will devote most of your time to hands-on clinical work in a variety of situations; so don't expect a classroom-only learning environment.

View a sample course program

Nursing Major Opportunities

As a member of two campus communities, you will have the opportunity to participate in campus activities and student services at CUC and Resurrection University, as well as use resources from both universities. You can even live in Concordia-Chicago's residence halls while taking courses at Resurrection University.