University of Colorado RN to BSN


Basic Information: The University of Colorado is located in Aurora, Colorado. This program is meant for Registered Nurses wanting to obtain their BSN.  This program requires that students have either a diploma or associate's degree in nursing. Students need to have their RN license in good standing as well as two letters of recommendation (one academic and one professional).

Must Dos: Students must finish prerequisite classes, apply to the University of Colorado, and apply to the nursing program.  If students have had their RN license for more than three years, they must have a minimum of 1000 hours of nursing experience in the last three years or have completed a CCNE approved RN refresher course.

Program Length: This program is designed to be completed in four semesters or 16 months. It is five courses consisting of 30 credits.  The breakdown of the courses can be found here

Nursing Prerequisites: Courses include Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Statistics, Chemistry, another science class (biology, biochemistry, physics, organic chemistry, or genetics), College Algebra, Sociology, Psychology, Developmental Psychology, Anthropology, English Composition, Creative Arts, Nutrition, and either a Foreign Language, History, Microeconomics, Philosophy, or Political Science class.  A list of all prerequisite courses can be found here.  All must be completed within the past 10 years.

Prior Classwork Information: Must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.  Must have achieved at least a "C" on all classwork in order to be considered for transfer to the University of Colorado.

Application Information: Application deadlines can be found here.  Application information for the College of Nursing can be found here. There is a $65 non-refundable application fee.  The application for the University of Colorado can be found here

Admission Tests: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) must be taken if your primary language is not English. 

Tuition: Tuition information can be found here

Financial Aid/Scholarships: Financial aid and scholarship information can be found here