The Integrated Nursing Pathway is designed to increase access for community college students to baccalaureate nursing education. The program provides outstanding preparation for professional nursing practice. Students admitted into the Integrated Nursing Pathway will receive an exceptional education from a nationally recognized institution.
Please note: This program is intended for Colorado residents who complete the majority of their prerequisite courses in the Colorado Community College system.
Upon admission to the program, students take the first two semesters of classes at the Community College of Aurora, Community College of Denver or Red Rocks Community College Health Science Campus in Arvada, receiving an associate of general studies degree. Then, students will complete nursing studies at the state-of-the-art CU College of Nursing, receiving a bachelor's of science in nursing after two years.
The College of Nursing emphasizes the value of a diverse student population as a way of achieving excellence in practice that is reflective of the cultural diversity of health care recipients.
The following applicants are not eligible for the program:
Students in these categories are encouraged to apply directly to the appropriate next level of nursing education.
Expected Student Learning Outcomes / Competencies
Person-Centered Care: Provides quality, safe and ethical care that is person-centered, rooted in partnership, and is mutually beneficial for individuals and families in all care settings across the life span.
Evidence-Based Practice: Integrates clinical practice evidence to improve the health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.
Safety: Promotes safe health care environments, systems and initiatives to minimize risk of harm to individuals, families, communities, and providers.
Teamwork and Collaboration: Promotes respectful communication and working relationships among intra-and inter-professional teams to deliver evidence-based, safe, quality, and person-centered care
Informatics: Uses patient care technologies and clinical information systems to facilitate decision-making necessary for delivery of evidence-based, safe, quality, and person-centered care
Quality: Engages in quality improvement through leadership skills, clinical reasoning, and use of evidence
Leadership: As a transformational nurse clinician, will model professional communication, responsibility and accountability to promote self-awareness, life-long learning, and civic professionalism in the health care environment and other complex systems