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Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor's Programs

Multiple Pathways to Your Degree

The University of Colorado College of Nursing offers pioneering, nationally ranked nursing programs that empower prospective students to achieve their career goals.

As a prospective student, you will be joining a professional, friendly and future-oriented community. Our distinguished faculty, state-of-the-art facilities and innovative programs will provide you with the tools to drive your career in the right direction.

The College of Nursing offers four baccalaureate paths: a​ Bachelor of Science program with Traditional Pathway; an accelerated "UCAN" Pathway; an online Bachelor of Science program for cuurent AAS-Nursing students or registered nurses; and an Integrated Nursing Pathway program through the community colleges of Aurora, Denver, and Red Rocks. If you have a passion for nursing, we invite you to join us.

Baccalaureate Program Curricular Guiding Statement

The College of Nursing (CON) faculty believes that nursing is a professional discipline with academic and practice dimensions, and that the program prepares generalists for practice at the baccalaureate level. The CON faculty also believes that the program prepares professional nurse leaders to be good stewards of the profession, managing patient care in a variety of healthcare contexts through the advocacy of compassionate, evidence-based, relationship-centered, interprofessional team-based care to enhance and sustain health and healing. These core faculty beliefs are the context in which the curricular foundations of the AACN Baccalaureate Essentials and QSEN framework are realized in the CON BS program. (Endorsed by BS Faculty September 2015)

Nursing BS  

Nursing Bachelor of Science Degree - Traditional

Introduction to the BS degree in nursing program through a traditional pathway.

Nursing BS UCAN  

Nursing Bachelor of Science Degree - UCAN

Introduction to the BS degree in nursing program through an accelerated pathway.

RN to Nursing BS  

RN to Nursing BS Program​

Overview of the online RN to BS program for licensed RNs.


Dual Enrollment in ADN and RN to BS Program

Overview of the online dual-enrollment program for ADN and CU BS in Nursing.

Integrated Nursing Pathway  

Integrated Nursing Pathway

The Community College of Aurora, the Community College of Denver and the University of Colorado College of Nursing offer a unique, integrated pathway to earn a bachelor of science degree.

BS Honors  

BS Honors Program

The BS Honors Program provides an opportunity for applicants to request honors status. Students who are selected will take an additional six credits of electives, above and beyond the traditional baccalaureate requirements, which focus on research and scholarship.