100% Online and Built for Working Nurses
The last courses offered will be in Fall 2024 after which time the official pausing of the program will commence and no other courses will be offered.
Open the door to greater career options within the nursing profession by completing a Bachelor of Science degree in nursing. The University of Colorado College of Nursing 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, helps to accommodate work schedules and other life commitments for our students.
The RN to BS program offers flexible enrollment allowing students to choose their pace including:
A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in nursing provides a wide variety of career choices. Upon successful completion of the BS in nursing program and the national licensure examination (NCLEX), baccalaureate prepared nurses are able to choose from a wide variety of practice settings.
Additionally, unlike graduates prepared with an associate degree in nursing, bachelor's prepared nurses are able to pursue advanced degrees in nursing including careers as an adult or pediatric nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, or certified nurse anesthetist. Doctorate-level education is also possible for bachelor's prepared nurses who wish to pursue a PhD or DNP (doctor of nursing practice).
Examples of potential practice areas for a bachelor of science graduate include:
View the BS Alumni Report 2016 to see which positions and settings our undergraduate alumni move on to following graduation.
For more information on the wide variety of career options available to BS in nursing graduates, please visit the Johnson and Johnson Discovering Nursing website.
Below are the course descriptions for this program. The curriculum is subject to revision. We have updated the courses to help prepare students for the next level in their nursing career.