Online RN to BS in Nursing Program

Building on Your Expertise... Investing in Your Future

Open the door to greater career options within the nursing field by completing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. The University of Colorado, College of Nursing Online RN to BS in Nursing program is completely online, allowing you to seek your BS degree, balance your life, and work at the same time. The availability of online courses supports the unique need for flexibility and access to adult learners who want to complete their bachelor of science degree while working. Educational technology, such as web-based courses, help to accommodate work schedules and other life commitments for our students.

  • Apply if you are a licensed RN. Applications are not limited to Colorado residents.
  • Transfer most previously completed prerequisite coursework from a regionally accredited institution.
  • Complete the program in four semesters (balanced to work with tuition reimbursements).
  • Enjoy the accessibility of online orientation and education.
  • Join a cohort, beginning each fall and spring, for progression and connection within a group.
  • Benefit from practicum experiences designed to meet your personal goals.
  • Focus on an individual area of interest (create a project meaningful and useful to you and your organization).
  • Take advantage of earning your BS in nursing from the CU College of Nursing.

RN to Nursing BS Program Plan

The online program consists of 30 credits. It is designed to be efficiently completed in four semesters, or 16 months. Working RNs will find the program aligns with scheduling needs and agency tuition reimbursement policies.

RN to BS in nursing course descriptions

Below are the course descriptions for this program. Curriculum is subject to revision. We have updated the courses to help prepare students for the next level in their nursing career.