College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Become an Exceptional Healthcare Provider

Founded as a nursing school at the base of Pikes Peak by a group of women in the Colorado Springs community in 1904, the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences has an exceptional legacy of educating health care professionals.

Training Future Health & Wellness Leaders

At the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, students become equipped for a career in today’s ever-evolving healthcare and human performance landscapes.


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The Nursing Department equips students for fulfilling careers in the diverse healthcare industry. From hospitals to schools and insurance companies, a nursing degree offers abundant career opportunities.

The Nursing Department is dedicated to providing top-notch education and training.

Health Sciences

The Health Sciences Department prepares graduates in Health Promotion to be effective professionals in a variety of health and wellness settings, in Athletic Training to provide holistic health care to active individuals, and in Physical Therapy to provide quality rehabilitation services to a full spectrum of patients.

The Health Sciences Department strives to support the development of human-centered and resilient health and wellness professionals. 

Human Physiology & Nutrition

The Human Physiology & Nutrition (HPNU) Department prepares students for advanced healthcare careers through a science-based curriculum with flexible degree options.

The HPNU Department offers a strong foundation in human physiology and nutrition, with elective options to align with specific career goals.

Top Ranking Nursing Programs

Best Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) Programs
U.S. News & World Report ranks Johnson Beth-el College of Nursing & Health Sciences #67 out of over 600 nursing programs nationwide.

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Amanda Fuchuck
RN-to-BSN Student
"As a rural resident, I receive rural scholarship funding and enjoy the small-school environment combined with University-level education."

Amanda participates in the dual enrollment RN to BSN at UCCS and does her clinical work at Fort Morgan Community College. The flexible RN-to-BSN helps students, like Amanda, fast track their nursing careers.
Luis Perez
Student Stories & Experiences
“Where I am today goes back to the [UCCS] Nutrition Club. I was connected to a clinical nutrition volunteer position, at Penrose Hospital. I worked with hospital dieticians, performing in-patient assessments for patients with heart disease.”

Discover Luis's story and more student success stories and experiences from Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences students on our student and alumni stories page.

Featured Program

Undergraduate Human Physiology & Nutrition Degree
Our innovative Bachelor of Science in Human Physiology and Nutrition program is designed with a solid foundation of core courses that directly align with the most widely sought-after prerequisites for professional school programs such as medicine and physician assisting.

This makes it an ideal major for students interested in pursuing a pre-medical track.