Welcome to our new partnership with Fort Lewis College in Durango

Bringing Nursing Education to the Four Corners

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The University of Colorado College of Nursing (CU Nursing) at the Anschutz Medical Campus and Fort Lewis College (FLC) have announced a first-of-its-kind partnership to create a four-year undergraduate degree in nursing, bringing the state’s flagship medical institute of higher education to the rural and Indigenous-serving campus of Southwest Colorado.

Ushering in a new model of health and collaboration, FLC and CU Nursing are combining hands-on, culturally sensitive, patient-centered healthcare with the latest trends in medicine, like telehealth, which is an immediate need in rural communities around Durango.

With a philosophy of bringing nursing out of the hospitals and into communities to provide healthcare to a rural and diverse population that has been historically underserved, the program will be one of the most-cutting edge nursing degree options offered at a Colorado institution of higher education.

By locating the program at FLC, a new pathway unfolds for students in the Four Corners area to earn their bachelor’s degree and then return to their home communities with the healthcare expertise that rural underserved areas need.

Students will begin classes at the CU Nursing Fort Lewis College Collaborative in the fall of 2023.

The Student Experience

  • Close-knit, personalized education
  • High-touch and high-tech simulation
  • CU’s nationally ranked nursing education and research expertise combined with FLC’s liberal arts core
  • Community immersion/service learning locally
  • Hands-on, culturally-sensitive, patient-centered healthcare
  • FLC’s Indigenous perspective and sense of place
  • Students will complete their four-year degree on the Fort Lewis College campus, but students will receive their final degree from CU. Degrees will be jointly branded and will list the BS in Nursing degree awarded from CU Nursing at the Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Both institutions are committed to serving under-represented and Indigenous students. When applicable, the Native American Tuition Waiver covers tuition costs, while scholarships and other funding sources can supplement the waiver once scholarships and students begin the CU Nursing program.

For more information: fortlewis.edu/nursing