News | October 22, 2018

Orbis Helps Concordia U. Portland Expand Accelerated Nursing Program Capacity

Students, Employers & Oregon to Benefit from More Nursing Graduates

Carmel, IN /PRNewswire/ - Oregon's State Board of Nursing approved expanded capacity – from 48 to 72 student enrollments each term – in Concordia University-Portland's Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) program, supported by Orbis Education.

"Concordia's collaboration with Orbis has allowed us to expand our highly competitive nursing program, thereby helping healthcare employers meet the growing demand for nurses," said Shawn Daley, Concordia's chief business development officer.

Concordia launched its 16-month ABSN program in 2016, in collaboration with Orbis. Since then, the program's success has been evident through the 100 percent pass rate on the NCLEX-RN exam achieved by the first cohort to graduate in May 2018.

The program fast tracks students who have completed their general education requirements and nursing prerequisites into the nursing profession. It delivers a high-quality, clinically intensive nursing education in a short amount of time through a blend of online learning, practical application in a simulation lab, and in-hospital clinical rotations at top healthcare facilities throughout the Portland area.

Concordia University-Portland offers three start dates each year and is now accepting applications for the May 2019 start.

About Concordia University-Portland
Concordia University-Portland is Oregon's largest private, nonprofit university with a mission of preparing leaders for the transformation of society. Founded in 1905, Concordia Portland serves more than 5,000 students on its campuses and online, through its College of Education, College of Health & Human Services, College of Arts & Sciences, School of Management, and its School of Law in Boise, Idaho. For more, visit www.cu-portland.edu.

About Orbis Education
Orbis Education Services, LLC develops, markets and manages healthcare education solutions that result in outstanding student outcomes and help alleviate workforce shortages for hospitals and healthcare systems. Founded in 2003, the Carmel, Indiana-based company forms strategic partnerships with academic institutions and healthcare systems to enable the delivery of high-quality, clinically intensive nursing, occupational therapy and other healthcare education programs. The company provides course development, site management, program marketing and enrollment, and student support. For more information, visit www.orbiseducation.com.

SOURCE: Orbis Education Services, LLC

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