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Accelerated Nursing Bachelor's Program

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The accelerated Bachelor of Science in nursing is a full-time, 12-month program option, which requires students have earned a previous bachelor’s degree by the semester or quarter prior to beginning the nursing program. The degree can be in a health-related or non-health related field of study. Beginning with the spring 2020 cohort, the UCAN program will be primarily offered at the CU South Denver location in Lone Tree, CO. However, UCAN students may be required to attend some classes or labs on the Anschutz Medical Campus in Aurora.

Accelerated Nursing Bachelor's Info Session (Dated February 2018)

Expected Bachelor's Program Outcomes

  1. Display novice, professional nursing leadership qualities to promote quality and safe care.
  2. Engage in effective communication and collaboration in intra– and interdisciplinary teams across a variety of contexts.
  3. Provide socially just, ethical, and inclusive care to diverse populations across the continuum of care.
  4. Apply principles of healthcare informatics as a meaningful user of health information systems and technology.
  5. Reference relevant theoretical frameworks to improve patient and population health outcomes across a range of settings.
  6. Integrate evidence-based practice into patient-centered care using the nursing process across a range of settings.
  7. Articulate how policy, advocacy, finance and regulatory environments influence healthcare delivery.

​Careers

A Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in nursing provides a wide variety of career choices. Upon successful completion of the BS nursing program and the national licensure examination (NCLEX), baccalaureate prepared nurses are able to choose from a wide variety of practice settings.

Additionally, unlike graduates prepared with an associate degree in nursing, bachelor's prepared nurses are able to pursue advanced degrees in nursing including careers as an adult or pediatric nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife or certified nurse anesthetist. Doctorate level education is also possible for bachelors prepared nurses who wish to pursue a PhD or DNP (doctor of nursing practice).

Examples of potential practice areas for a bachelor of science graduate include:

  • Providing patient care in the hospital settings (the most popular choice of nursing graduates).
  • Caring for patients in community based settings.
  • Providing nursing leadership through nursing management positions.
  • Pursuing a nursing career at Magnet designated hospital facilities.
  • Providing nursing care to individuals, families and communities internationally.
  • Working in clinical research by coordinating human subject studies.
  • Helping shape future nursing clinicians through teaching opportunities.

Click here to view the 2016 College of Nursing Alumni Undergraduate Survey​ to see which positions and settings our undergraduate alumni move on to following graduation.

For more information on the wide variety of career options available to BS in nursing graduates, please visit the Johnson and Johnson Discovering Nursing website.​​

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