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About Johnson Beth-El at UCCS

About the Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences

Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences is a distinguished and innovative college providing excellence in education, scholarship, and practice in health care professions.

Become An Exceptional Healthcare Professional

We have been educating students for over 100 years to become leaders and innovators in the health care and human performance industries.

Hands-On Skill That Create Healthier Communities

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences helps students meet the needs of a dynamic healthcare and human performance landscape through innovative education and curated programs. Students gain real-world experience, professional connections, and intuitive guidance from our industry-leading faculty and community partners as they advance toward a degree, emphasizing skill, practice, research, and service.

Newsworthy Success Stories

Our fields of study empower students to improve their communities through hands-on experience. We regularly highlight newsworthy stories of success and achievement. We’re eager to invest in your higher education health care career journey with us. 

Academic Focus

Studying at Johnson Beth-El lays the cornerstones for a career as a healthcare or human performance professional.

  • Educational institution expertise since 1904
  • Apply learned skills in real-life scenarios in our Simulation Learning Center
  • 10-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 100% of tenured faculty have a doctorate
  • Students benefit from hundreds of nationwide College partnerships with hospitals, healthcare agencies, athletic organizations, and more
  • Applicable Events that foster collaboration and professional peer connection

Mission Statement

Nurture human-centered, resilient, curious professionals prepared to promote and deliver high quality health care, optimize performance, and solve complex health problems. 

Vision Statement

Achieve national recognition for enhancing health, wellness, and performance for all through integrated education, research, scholarship, clinical care, and community outreach.

Johnson Beth-El Strategic Plan Goals
  • Goal 1

    Advance inter-professional education, research, scholarship, and practice to prepare collaborative leaders to promote, treat, and manage health, wellness, and performance. 


    • Identify and foster mutually beneficial public-private partnerships to support student learning, research, scholarship, professional development, and community health and well-being.
    • Promote collaborative opportunities to cultivate an inclusive and team-based environment of mutual respect.
    • Develop a culture of innovative and sustainable inter-professional education.
  • Goal 2

    Foster a culture of well-being among students, employees, and the community by supporting the sustainable and holistic development of health and wellness, resilience, and accessibility.


    • Support student and employee mentorship opportunities to enhance career interests and pathways, professional development, and workforce skills.
    • Collaborate with college stakeholders to enhance and expand dynamic opportunities for the wellbeing and learning of students, employees, and the community.
    • Increase accessibility to education and life-long learning through innovative academic opportunities for all. 
  • Goal 3

    Establish an innovative, nationally recognized academic health and wellness community to serve all stakeholders.


    • Explore and develop internal and external partnerships to support the health and wellness community.
    • Build cutting-edge college facilities to serve all stakeholders via education, research, scholarship, and clinical practice.
    • Develop innovative programs and teams guided by stakeholder input that prepare health, wellness, and performance professionals to improve health and performance outcomes.
  • Goal 4

    Champion a culture of belonging, diversity, equity, and inclusion.


    • Implement and sustain best practices for recruiting, retaining, and supporting college students and employees.
    • Support teaching, research, scholarship, practice, and service within an environment that promotes belonging, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
    • Implement training and professional development opportunities to educate students and employees about belonging, diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Letter from the Dean
Kevin Laudner

Welcome to the Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences.  Our college has been preparing students for successful careers in various health care and human performance fields for more than 50 years (more than 100 years for our nursing program!).  Our success and longevity are largely due to our faculty’s continued focus on exemplary teaching, scholarship, and professional service, as well as our innovative laboratory and clinical experiences.
We offer a variety of nationally recognized and accredited bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees including, but not limited to nursing, exercise science, health care science, nutrition, athletic training, and physical therapy.  Our degrees are in high demand and offer rewarding careers in a wide variety of fields.  Because of the popularity of our programs and these professions, Johnson Beth-El has a large student enrollment; however, we also employ a large staff of nationally and internationally recognized scholars, which allows our class sizes to remain small, thereby providing our students with more individualized interactions with faculty.  
Our college is home to the Simulation Learning Center and the Lane Center for Academic Health Sciences (Health Circle Clinics), which includes the Primary Care Clinic, Center for Active Living, Peak Nutrition Clinic, and the Nurse-Family Partnership.  We also have the state-of-the-art William J. Hybl Sports Medicine and Performance Center through our partnership with Centura Health®.  This facility and partnership include classroom spaces, laboratories, and clinical experiences equipped with the latest technology, which provides our students unique experiences both inside and outside of the classroom and valuable hands-on practical experience within their chosen field.  
I encourage you to browse our web pages and social media sites that detail our different majors and all that our college has to offer.  If you are interested in an exciting and rewarding career in the health care, physical activity, and nutrition fields then UCCS and the Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences is an ideal place to begin your career!
Kevin Laudner
Dean, Professor

Top Online Nursing Programs in Colorado

Ranked as one of the Best Online Master's of Nursing Programs in Colorado
Johnson Beth-el College of Nursing and Health Sciences has been ranked as a top 2022 online nursing program in Colorado by EduMed. Out of the eight online Master of Nursing (MSN) programs in the state, we have achieved the #2 ranking.

This is a testament to the hard work and dedication of our faculty, staff, and students, as well as the high quality of our program.

Accreditation Information

  • Accreditation for Nursing Programs

    The nursing BSN, MSN, DNP, and additional programs like the post-grad MSN certificate are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
    The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master’s degree program in nursing, the post-graduate APRN certificate program, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

    Colorado State Board of Nursing
    Department of Regulatory Agencies
    1560 Broadway, Suite 110
    Denver, CO 80202

  • Accreditation for Physical Therapy

    The Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

  • Accreditation for Nutrition & Dietetics

    The Master of Sciences in Nutrition & Dietetics program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND).

  • Accreditation for Athletic Training

    The Master of Science in Athletic Training is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE).

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