Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing & Health Sciences

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What Can a BSN Do For You?

"Rapidly expanding clinical knowledge and mounting complexities in health care mandate that professional nurses possess educational preparation commensurate with the diversified responsibilities required of them...In particular, preparation of the entry-level professional nurse requires a greater orientation to community-based primary health care, and an emphasis on health promotion, maintenance, and cost-effective coordinated care."

(American Association of Colleges of Nursing, Position Statement, Dec. 2000)

  • Are you currently completing your ADN or do you currently hold an RN license?
  • Are you seeking more career opportunities and advancement?
  • Do you want to have greater earning potential?
  • Do you want to be a better nurse?

Then obtaining your BSN is the answer!

Which path is right for you...

  • RN to BSN Online* option maybe right for you if...
    • You currently are a registered nurse (RN)
    • You want to progress in your nursing career and prepare for graduate level education
  • Dual Enrollment- RN/BSN option maybe right for you if...
    • You are currently enrolled in an ADN program in nursing at a Colorado Community College
    • You want to concurrently make progress towards completing your RN and BSN simultaneously

Dual Enrollment RN to BSN


Student currently enrolled in an ADN Program at a Colorado Community College

Already have completed an ADN or Diploma program in Nursing

Student takes ADN courses and BSN courses concurrently

Student takes BSN courses

If you graduated more than 3+ years ago, a letter documenting 1,000 hours of clinical experience must be obtained from the agency where the hours were earned and submitted when you apply

Must complete one semester of your ADN coursework to apply**

Must have an active unrestricted RN license to apply


After completing the BSN program, the graduate will be able to:

  • Function in the beginning role of a baccalaureate generalist nurse in settings that cross all populations and environments
  • Be proficient in the core nursing competencies of clinical/critical reasoning, patient safety, and quality improvement principles
  • Maintain interprofessional collaboration and communication to improve healthcare outcomes
  • Master the required core knowledge for baccalaureate generalist nursing practice
  • Demonstrate professionalism and its values (including altruism, autonomy, human dignity, social justice, and integrity) as a baccalaureate generalist nurse

Approved or Accredited by:

Due to individual state regulations, we are accepting students from these states:

    • Arizona
    • California
    • Colorado
    • Idaho
    • Iowa
    • Kansas
    • Michigan
    • Montana
    • Nebraska
    • Nevada
    • New Mexico
    • North Dakota
    • Ohio
    • Oklahoma
    • South Dakota
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • Wyoming

Students are admitted to our program as a resident of an approved state in which they resided at the time of application. If a student plans to relocate, the student must verify the list of approved states and check with states directly to assure the ability to continue in our program. Some states may require additional paperwork or contract agreements~ Give lead time for this process.

For specific questions not answered here, contact our prospective nursing advisor Linda Goodwin at lgoodwin@uccs.edu or 719.255.3867.

*3 credit hours of  NURS 4450 Community Health clinical must be arranged by the student with faculty approval within the home community. There are important DEADLINES prior to taking Community Health. ~Watch for notifications in your UCCS email account. | NURS 3010 Pathophysiology - credit may be transferred in OR this course may be taken on site at the UCCS campus.

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Last Updated: March 8, 2016