The CU Denver online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science (RN to BS) in Nursing degree is based on the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model, which is an educational pathway available for registered nurses who desire career mobility and professional development.
The RN to BS in Nursing online program is currently only available to nurses who are residents of Colorado, members of Association of Operating Room Nurses (AORN) or employed by Presbyterian Health Systems, Inc. in New Mexico.
Online RN to BS in Nursing Requirements
The College of Nursing RN to BS curriculum provides for competency development in professional nursing, nursing research, health assessment for RNs, and clinical experiences in leadership and management, case management, and public health nursing.
This RN - BSN online program consists of 30 credit hours. Here are some of the required course titles. Please see an academic advisor for details.
- Nursing Research
- Professional Nursing: Reflective Practice, Social Justice, Issues & Trends
- Professional Nursing: Environmental Context for Practice: Bioethical & Legal Foundations
- Senior Integrated Practicum
- Public Health Nursing
- Health Assessment for RN’s
- Nursing Care/ Case Management
Registered Nurse Salary
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), a Bachelor’s degree for registered nurses is becoming the norm. And the level of education a nurse obtains correlates to more pay and more responsibility.
In 2012, the median salary (according to the BLS) for a registered nurse was $65,470. The top 10% earned more than $94,720. The following had the highest median nursing salaries
- Hospitals; state, local, and private
- Home health care services