Nursing, BSN - Accelerated Option

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN NURSING

Accelerated BSN Program

Course Delivery

On Campus, Online, Hybrid

Total Credits

68 Credits

About the Accelerated BSN Program

This 16 month nursing program is designed for individuals who hold a Bachelor’s degree in another field, or have completed a minimum of 57 of credits of undergraduate studies, and complete the required prerequisites.  There are two pathways to earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN)


Type: Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Student Learning Outcomes

This 16-month, full-time, in person nursing program is designed for individuals who hold a Bachelor's degree in another field and wish to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). Due to the time constraints of the program application period, no exceptions will be allowed. 

  1. Function in the beginning role of a baccalaureate generalist nurse in settings that cross all populations and environments

  2. Demonstrate proficiency in the core nursing competencies of clinical/critical reasoning, patient safety, and quality improvement principles

  3. Integrate research evidence with clinical expertise and patient values to facilitate clinical practice decisions

  4. Implement the use of patient care technologies, information systems, and communication devices to support safe and effective patient care

  5. Demonstrate basic knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, and regulatory environments

  6. Maintain inter-professional collaboration and communication to improve healthcare outcomes

  7. Demonstrate professionalism and its values (including altruism, autonomy, human dignity, social justice, and integrity) as a baccalaureate generalist nurse

  8. Master the required core knowledge for baccalaureate generalist nursing practice
     


    Baccalaureate education provides entry-level for professional nursing practice.  This 16-month nursing program consists of 2 Pathways for those wishing to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN). Pathway 1 is designed for individuals who hold a bachelor’s degree in another field.  Pathway 2 is designed for those who have completed a minimum of 57 credit hours to include Program prerequisites. (See below).
    All required general education courses and the previous baccalaureate degree MUST be completed by the end of the fall semester of the current application period.


Application Requirements

Pathway One

Pathway Two

Designed for individuals who hold a Bachelor’s degree in another field and wish to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing (BSN).

  • Prerequisite Courses and completion of bachelor’s degree must be conferred by the end of the fall semester, no later than December 31 of the current application period. Due to the time constraints of the program application period, no exceptions will be allowed.
    • Acceptance is contingent upon receipt of final transcripts. 
    • Students may request an unofficial transcript review by sending an email to UCCS Admissions Office at accbsn@uccs.edu
  • A & P courses must have a C or better
  • All transcripts minimum GPA 3.0
  • All science prerequisites must be within 10 years
  • Equivalent courses can be completed through another accredited institution of higher education.
  • Admission TEAS exam via ATI required. (See below for directions to register)
    • Competitive scores are required to be considered for the Accelerated Option.  Exam scores will be sent automatically to the College.  Physics is not included in this exam.
  • Certified Background Check:
    • A current background check must be completed according to the guidelines specified below under Applicant Checklist.  The results will be sent automatically to the College.
  • Up to two application cycles allowed, should first application be denied.

Designed for individuals who have completed a minimum of 57 undergraduate credits consisting of general education courses and prerequisites.

Those students admitted to the Traditional BSN program are not eligible to transfer to Pathway Two of the Accelerated program.

  • Undergraduate course studies from UCCS or another accredited institution of higher education with minimum GPA 3.25
  • All courses must be completed before December 31st of the current application period. Due to the time constraints of the program application period, no exceptions will be allowed.
    • Acceptance is contingent upon final transcripts.
    • Students may request an unofficial transcript review by sending an email to UCCS Admissions Office at accbsn@uccs.edu
  • A & P courses must be C or better
  • All science prerequisite courses must be within 10 years
  • Admission TEAS Exam via ATI required (see below for registration information)
    • Competitive scores are required to be considered for the Accelerated Option.  Exam scores will be sent automatically to the College.  Physics is not included in this exam.
  • Certified Background Check:
    • A current background check must be completed according to the guidelines specified below under Applicant Checklist.  The results will be sent automatically to the College.
  • Up to two application cycles allowed, should first application be denied.


Undergraduate General Education Requirements

Pathway One

Microbiology Lecture & Lab

4 credits

Intro to Chemistry w/Lab

4 credits

Intro to Organic and Biochemistry w/Lab

4 credits

Nutrition for Health Professionals

3 credits

Human Anatomy

4 credits

Human Physiology

4 credits

Statistics

3 credits

Pathophysiology

3 credits

General Psychology

3 credits

Developmental Psychology

3 credits

Total

35 credits

Pathway Two (also includes above requirements)

English Comp 1 or Rhetoric and Writing I

3 credits

English Comp 2 or Rhetoric and Writing 2

3 credits

2 Global-Social electives

6 credits

2 Humanities electives

6 credits

General Biology I with Lab
(If needed at the community college as a prerequisite for Anatomy and Physiology)

4 credits

Total

22 credits

Students may request an unofficial transcript review by sending an email to UCCS Admissions Office at accbsn@uccs.edu.

• All prerequisites must be within 10 years – (either pathway)
• Equivalent courses can be completed through another accredited institution of higher education. (either pathway)


Applicant Checklist 

Applications Accepted July 1 through November 15 (Or next business day at 5:00 PM (no incomplete applications will be accepted)

1. Review Rediness Self-Assessment.

2. Submit Transfer Student Application and pay $50 application fee.

3. Use the Prerequisites Worksheet to check your status and submit with your application. 

4. Share Official Transcripts from each institution attended, study abroad institutions, and AP College Board results are sent to:

University of Colorado Colorado Springs Admissions and Records
ATTN: Admissions Office
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

5. Submit Background Check.

6. Take ATI TEAS Pre-Admission Exam

  • Your ATI TEAS scores will be accepted up to one-year (365 days) before the end of the current admission cycle (November 15).
  • Up to two exam scores accepted per applicant, per admission cycle.   
    • Remote /online option: Please see QUICK START GUIDE
    • School: University of Colorado Colorado Springs 

    Address all inquiries to accbsn@uccs.edu.

     

    Program Coursework


    Accreditation


    Approved States

    Department of Education Required Licensure Disclosure Information 

    State

    Our curriculum Meets RN Educational Requirements for RN Licensure

    Our curriculum Does Not Meet RN Educational Requirements for RN Licensure

    Alabama

    X

     

    Alaska

    X

     

    Arizona

    X

     

    Arkansas

    X

     

    California

    X

     

    Colorado

    X

     

    Connecticut

    X

     

    Delaware

    X

     

    Florida

    X

     

    District of Columbia (D.C.)

    X

     

    Georgia

    X

     

    Hawaii

    X

     

    Idaho

    X

     

    Illinois

    X

     

    Indiana

    X

     

    Iowa

    X

     

    Kansas

    X

     

    Kentucky

    X

     

    Louisiana

    X

     

    Maine

    X

     

    Maryland

    X

     

    Massachusetts
    Additional Requirements
    Nursing program must be approved by state board of nursing

    X

     

    Michigan
    Additional Requirements
    Completion of training to identify victims of human trafficking required for initial licensure.

    X

     

    Minnesota

    X

     

    Mississippi

    X

     

    Missouri

    X

     

    Montana

    X

     

    Nebraska

    X

     

    Nevada

    X

     

    New Hampshire

    X

     

    New Jersey

    X

     

    New Mexico

    X

     

    New York
    Additional Requirements
    Completion New York State required infection control and child abuse reporting coursework.

    X

     

    North Carolina

    X

     

    North Dakota

    X

     

    Ohio

    X

     

    Oklahoma
    Additional Requirements
    Requires transcript with course descriptions sent for approval from State Board of Nursing.

    X

     

    Oregon

    X

     

    Pennsylvania
    Additional Requirements
    Students must graduate from a School approved by the PA Board of Nursing

    X

     

    Rhode Island

    X

     

    South Carolina

    X

     

    South Dakota

    X

     

    Tennessee

    X

     

    Texas
    Additional Requirements
    Must pass Texas nursing Jurisprudence Examination to register for the NCLEX.

    X

     

    Utah

    X

     

    Vermont

    X

     

    Virginia

    X

     

    Washington

    X

     

    West Virginia

    X

     

    Wisconsin

    X

     

    Wyoming

    X

     

    American Samoa

     

      

    Guam

     

    Northern Mariana Islands

     

    Puerto Rico

     

     

    Virgin Islands