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Integrated Pathway to BS Nursing Education

Earn Your BS through the Integrated Nursing Pathway


Integrated Nursing Pathway

The University of Colorado College of Nursing participates in an Integrated Nursing Pathway program with community colleges. Currently, the program collaborates with the Community College of Aurora and with the Community College of Denver. This program is a unique, integrated pathway to earn a bachelor's of science in nursing, offering simultaneous application and admission, dual academic advising to support student needs and early introductions to the role of the professional nurse in the context of quality and safety.

​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.

Upon admission to the program, students  take the first two semesters of classes at the Community College of Aurora and/or Community College of Denver, 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:

  • Licensed LPN

  • Licensed RN

  • Registered Psychiatric Technician (RPT)

  • Prior Bachelor, Master or Doctoral degree holders

Students in these categories are encouraged to apply directly to the appropriate next level of nursing education.

Expected Student Learning Outcomes / Competencies

  1. Patient-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.
  2. Evidence-Based Practice: Integrates clinical practice evidence to improve the health outcomes for individuals, families, and communities.
  3. Safety:  Promotes safe health care environments, systems and initiatives to minimize risk of harm to individuals, families, communities, and providers.
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. Quality: Engages in quality improvement through leadership skills, clinical reasoning, and use of evidence
  7. 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

​Integrated Nursing Pathway Prerequisites

Below are classes required to apply for the Integrated Nursing Pathway.

  • General College Biology (with lab)

  • BIO 111 or equivalent

  • English Composition I

  • College Algebra

  • Introduction to Sociology

  • Introduction to Chemistry (with lab)

  • General Psychology

  • Introduction to Statistics/Computer Applications 

  • Cultural Anthropology

  • Fine Arts (Theory / Non-performance)


View the prerequisites course numbers for specific courses at the Community College of Aurora. For more information on the Integrated Nursing Pathway at the Community College of Denver please click here.

​Application Process

The application to the Integrated Nursing Pathway will be available from March 1 - March 31. All application materials must be received by the application deadline, March 31. Please follow all instructions carefully so that your application can be processed effectively.
 

 

Transcripts for CU College of Nursing  

The College of Nursing now accepts official eTranscripts. Please request that the official eTranscripts be e-mailed to nursing.transcripts@ucdenver.edu.
 
It is very important that you request your official transcripts (from all colleges or universities where course work has been completed) to be sent directly to the College of Nursing. Please request that official transcripts be mailed directly to the following address:
  • Office of Student Affairs & Diversity
    University of Colorado College of Nursing
    13120 E 19th Ave, C288-6
    Aurora, CO 80045

 

You are responsible to request transcripts and other evaluations as needed for all college course work.  Do not assume that course work from one institution identified on the transcript of a second institution is sufficient.   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrated Nursing Pathway Curriculum

  • The eight-semester curriculum includes 30 prerequisite credit hours with an additional 30 credit hours completed during the first two semesters in the program (total of 60 credits completed prior to transfer to University of Colorado College of Nursing).

 

  • The program requires 66 credit hours in addition to the above 60 credit hours to meet the 120 credit hours for the bachelor of science in nursing degree. The 66 upper division nursing credit hours will be completed at CU College of Nursing.

 

  • Both the associate in general studies and the bachelor of science in nursing degrees are awarded in fewer than four calendar years. 

    ​Semester 1 and 2
    Semesters 3-8

    Human Anatomy and
    Physiology I  (4)

    Microbiology  (4)

    English Composition II (3)

    Professional Nursing: (3)
    Quality and Safety I

    Contemporary World History (3)

    Human Anatomy and
     Physiology II (4)

    Human Nutrition (3)

    Human Growth and Development (3)

     

    Professional Nursing: (3) 
    Quality and Safety II


    Total= 30 credits

     

    30 Prerequisite Courses 
                    +
    30 program courses
              = Associates in General Studies 

    Essential of Nursing Practice & Science I (7)

    Essential of Nursing Practice & Science II (7)

    Integration of Nursing Science & Practice I (4)

    Professionalism (1)

    Integration of Nursing Science & Practice II  (4)

    Care of Older Adult (2)

    Ethics Part I (1)

    Nursing for Childbearing Families (5)

    Nurse Care of Children and Families (5)

    Legal (1)

    Ethics Part II (1) 

    Mental Health Nursing (6)

    Nursing Care Adults/Complex
    Care Needs (7) 

    Public Health Nursing (6)

    Tranformation Nursing (2) 

    Practicum and Continuum of Care (7)   

    Total=66 Credits

     

Integrated Nursing Pathway Contact and Information Sessions

Community College of Aurora
Call 303-340-7073 or email to schedule an appointment with Gina Iannelli, Program Advisor.

Community College of Denver
Call 303-352-3321 or email to schedule an appointment with Kathy Welsch, Program Advisor.

University of Colorado College of Nursing

For specific questions, call 303-724-1812.

For more information attend a general information session.