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University of Colorado Denver

College of Nursing

The College of Nursing prepares nurse clinicians, researchers and leaders in a diverse teaching and learning environment. The college delivers exemplary health care training, by discovering and applying new knowledge for patients in Colorado and the nation.

  • Fully accredited, top-ranked nursing programs, leading to BS, MS, DNP, DNP/MPH, and PhD degrees
  • Continuing education, professional development, post-master's certificate programs and postdoctoral studies
  • Nursing faculty who are cutting-edge researchers, educators and clinical practitioners

Overview of offering

The Summer 2014 class has already been accepted. For information about applications for the next cohort, click here.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The Summer 2014 class has already been accepted.

The need for nurses is greater than ever. Baccalaureate-prepared nurses are chosen first by employers. Studies show that BS-prepared nurses contribute to better patient outcomes and lower morbidity and mortality rates. Changes in health care will continue to open up opportunities for nurses.

  • A bachelor's degree in nursing prepares students to work in all areas of health care including acute care, ambulatory care, public health and mental health.
  • A nursing degree offers career flexibility, with numerous employer, schedule and specialty options. You'll work directly with patients, making a real difference in their health, well-being and happiness.

CU's nursing program is a lock-step curriculum that requires courses to be taken sequentially with no electives. A total 66 credits must be completed.


  • The traditional pathway is a full-time bachelor of science program that includes classroom learning, clinical simulation and clinical practice in the curriculum.
  • Students should apply between Aug. 1 and Oct. 15. Once admitted, students begin their program the following summer semester and graduate in 24 months.


  • Prior to entering the traditional BS program, students must complete 60 semester credits or 90 quarter credits.
  • Requirements differ for applicants who already have a bachelor's degree.
  • For a complete list and descriptions of requirements, visit Click on Admissions under Nursing BS-Traditional.

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