Bachelor of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN Programs

RN to BSN Program: What are the program options?

Dual Enrollment RN to BSN Option

The Dual Enrollment RN to BSN option is designed for students currently enrolled in an Associate Degree in Nursing Program at a community college who would like to begin working on their Bachelor of Science in Nursing simultaneously. Dual Enrollment means you continue to take courses toward your ADN while also taking courses at UCCS online that will count towards obtaining a BSN. Learn more about UCCS’s online Dual Enrollment RN to BSN program at CU Online.

RN to BSN Option

The RN to BSN option is designed for Registered Nurses who hold an unrestricted license and wish to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Classes are online and part-time so you may work full-time during the program. Learn more about UCCS’s online RN to BSN program at CU Online.

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Answers to your questions and more
  • Our requirements and more

    Learn about requirements, then apply to UCCS today! 

  • RN-BSN for UCHealth Southern Employees

    UCCS offers an RN to BSN cohort specifically for UCHealth Southern Region employees.  This partnership between UCCS and UCHealth allows ADN prepared Registered Nurses to earn their BSN part-time and 100% online.

  • Learn how much our program will cost

    In the spirit of transparency, we break out all mandatory student fees on student accounts. 

  • Learn about transferrable courses and our requirements

    Our curriculum is flexible, and students may choose how many and which courses they take each semester.

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Why earn a BSN at UCCS?

A BSN degree will open doors for you in a variety of nursing career paths and is required for progression to advanced practice nursing and graduate education.

  • Builds upon and enhances your knowledge and skills
  • More career opportunities and options for advancement
  • Salary benefits and greater earning potential

Earning your BSN will not only improve your knowledge and skills, it will improve your patient care and teach you to view your practice from a global perspective

Why finish your degree at UCCS

  1. Affordable

    Tuition is just $367 per credit hour, which is the 2nd lowest rate in Colorado, and even cheaper than Pikes Peak State College and Pueblo Community College. The total cost for 30 credits is $11,000. This includes all tuition and fees.

  2. Earn Your BSN Quickly

    Dual Enrollment students can take classes toward their BSN while completing their ADN and graduate from UCCS just one semester after completing ADN. Registered Nurses can adjust their schedule to graduate quickly.

  3. Learn Where You Live

    Our classes are 100% online and require no relocation or travel. Community health hours can be completed in your hometown. Our program is popular with students across many demographics, including students studying in rural communities across America. 

  4. Personalized Attention

    At UCCS, you are more than just a number. Every student receives personalized attention and builds a relationship with our advisors and faculty.

  5. Flexible, Online Curriculum

    The curriculum is flexible to your needs and you can work while you learn. Classes are eight weeks long, online, and offered every semester. You can choose one or two courses each semester, and even take a semester off if needed.

  6. Award-Winning Education

    Our college has a rich history of over 100 years of nursing education and has been ranked by US News and World Report. You will earn a high-quality education and join a legacy of alumni nationwide.

Student Learning Outcomes

  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 interprofessional 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

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