Bachelor's Programs

Multiple Pathways to Your Degree

A guide to the CU College of Nursing Bachelor's Programs

The University of Colorado College of Nursing offers pioneering, nationally ranked nursing programs that empower prospective students to achieve their career goals.

As a prospective student, you will be joining a professional, friendly and future-oriented community. Our distinguished faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and innovative programs will provide you with the tools to drive your career in the right direction.

The University of Colorado College of Nursing offers four baccalaureate paths: a Bachelor of Science program with Traditional Pathway; an accelerated "UCAN" Pathway; an online RN to BS in Nursing program for current ADN Nursing students or registered nurses; and an Integrated Nursing Pathway program through the community colleges of Aurora, Denver, and Red Rocks. If you have a passion for nursing, we invite you to join us.

Baccalaureate Program Curricular Guiding Statement

The University of Colorado College of Nursing (CON) faculty believes that nursing is a professional discipline with academic and practice dimensions, and that the program prepares generalists for practice at the baccalaureate level. The CON faculty also believes that the program prepares professional nurse leaders to be good stewards of the profession, managing patient care in a variety of healthcare contexts through the advocacy of compassionate, evidence-based, relationship-centered, interprofessional team-based care to enhance and sustain health and healing. These core faculty beliefs are the context in which the curricular foundations of the AACN Baccalaureate Essentials and QSEN framework are realized in the CON BS program. (Endorsed by BS Faculty September 2015)

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Traditional Nursing Bachelor's

  • Outcome: Bachelor's
  • Learning Format: Classroom Only
  • Required for Entry: Associate's Degree or Non-Nursing Bachelor's or Some College

UCAN

Accelerated Nursing Bachelor's - UCAN

  • Outcome: Bachelor's
  • Learning Format: Classroom Only
  • Required for Entry: Non-Nursing Bachelor's

Dual-ADN-BS

Online Dual Enrollment ADN and CU BS in Nursing

  • Outcome: Bachelor's
  • Learning Format: Online Only
  • Required for Entry: Admittance to a CU Partnered Community College Nursing Program

Belleview Point Clinic

Online RN to BS in Nursing

  • Outcome: Bachelor's
  • Learning Format: Online Only
  • Required for Entry: Associates Degree in Nursing with Active U.S. RN License

Integrated Pathway

Integrated Nursing Pathway

  • Outcome: Bachelor's
  • Learning Format: Classroom Only
  • Required for Entry: Associate's Degree or Some College

BS-Honors

Nursing BS Honors Program

Required for entry: Some college / Associate's Degree