Bringing Nursing Education to the Four Corners
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.
For more information: fortlewis.edu/nursing