Concordia University Chicago’s new nursing program and simulation lab.

Concordia University Chicago began an undergraduate Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) this fall, with all four years taught exclusively on the Concordia-Chicago campus. The third floor of the Christopher Center was fully renovated into the new 4,500-square-foot simulation lab, built specifically for the program. It is a bright and airy modern space dedicated to providing real-world nursing and medical-based learning opportunities that mirror those seen in the hospital setting. It features a skills attainment lab, multispecialty intensive care spaces, a health assessment-learning center and a simulated home environment. Each space is complete with state-of-the-art, lifelike patient simulators, realistic practice models and hospital-grade equipment, to close the gap between coursework and hospital-based clinical rotations.

This rigorous program will prepare students to serve on the front lines of health care and take on the daily challenges of a rewarding career caring for others. Through robust theoretical and experiential learning, students will meet the eligibility requirements necessary to gain licensure as a registered nurse generalist. 

“I am incredibly excited to begin offering this program to students who are called to the profession of nursing. These future BSNs will be catalysts of change in today’s health care environment,” says CUC nursing director Kristen Bayer, MSN, APN, FNP-C. 

Prospective students interested in learning more about the program, touring the new simulation center and meeting the program director should visit 

Concordia University Chicago

Founded in 1864, Concordia University Chicago has equipped students to serve and lead with integrity and compassion. Concordia-Chicago is a Christ-centered Lutheran university where truth, freedom, and vocation form students for lives of influence and service for the common good. Historically a college for teachers, it now offers more than 100 areas of study through traditional, blended or online classes. Students can earn a bachelor’s, master’s or doctoral degrees through one of four colleges: the College of Business, the College of Education, the College of Health, Science & Technology, and the College of Theology, Arts & Humanities. 

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