Program Overview

The online RN to BSN degree completion program from the University of Colorado Denver is designed for adult learners who want to complete their bachelor's degree while working and maintaining their schedule. The curriculum provides for competency development in:

  • ​Professional nursing
  • Nursing research
  • Health assessment for RNs
  • ​Clinical experiences in leadership and management, case management, and public health nursing

​Graduates are prepared to assume professional nursing positions in government, hospitals, home health care services, and more.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor Completion

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)


    Degree completion requires a minimum of 120 credits, including transfer credits.

    • Online program: 30 hours
    • Current, unencumbered RN license
    • Associate Degree in Nursing from a regionally accredited program (Applicants who have graduated from a diploma program will be reviewed on an individual basis)
    • A cumulative GPA of 3.0 preferred
    • Admission essay
    • Prerequisite coursework
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Official transcripts
    • 1,000 hours of nursing work experience

    School Overview

    Many paths have led to the current University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. CU Anschutz began with the establishment of the CU School of Medicine in 1883 on the Boulder campus. CU Denver originated in 1912 as an extension of the University of Colorado Boulder and gained its independence in 1973. In 2004, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to combine the CU Anschutz Medical Campus with CU Denver. Today, the consolidated University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus includes two of the four campuses that make up the University of Colorado system. ​

    The CU Denver campus is home to the following schools and colleges:

    • College of Arts & Media
    • College of Architecture and Planning
    • School of Education & Human Development
    • Business School
    • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
    • College of Engineering and Applied Science
    • School of Public Affairs 
    • Graduate School​

    The Anschutz Medical Campus houses the following schools that offer graduate degrees and select bachelor’s degrees:

    • School of Dental M​edicine
    • School of M​edicine
    • College of ​Nursing
    • Skaggs Schoo​l of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Colorado School of P​ublic Health

    CU Online offers programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as certificates, earned completely online.


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