The nursing field is one of the most rapidly growing careers, and this challenging field is expected to continue to grow in the next several years according to information provided by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics. Here are some quick facts from the BLS about the career of “registered nurse,” one of the nursing degree programs offered at Colorado Christian University.
The number of registered nurse jobs in 2010 was over 2.7 million, and the median pay that year was over $64,000 annually. There is an expected increase in the demand for registered nurses through 2020 of 26%, which is “faster than average,” according to the BLS. If you feel you’ve had a calling to be a nurse and enjoy taking care of others, you should explore the various types of nursing degrees offered at CCU. Whether you have no nursing experience at all or are already a registered nurse looking to advance in your career, CCU has the degree program to meet your specific needs.
CCU’s Nursing degree programs are offered through the College of Adult and Graduate Studies, and the CCU Nursing Program is accredited through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). One of the leading nursing schools in the entire state of Colorado, CCU offers the following types of nursing degrees to those looking for a rewarding career that has many intrinsic and extrinsic benefits, while offering you a chance to positively impact people’s lives each and every day:
Bachelor of Science in Nursing, which is offered in the following two options:
RN-BSN degree program (for registered nurses seeking their bachelor’s degree in nursing)
Pre-licensure BSN degree program (for those seeking a bachelor’s in nursing)
Online Nursing degree program (designed for the working nurse seeking a bachelor’s degree)
According to Dr. Barbara White, Dean of Nursing and Sciences, “The art and science of nursing blends intellectual inquiry, evidence-based practice, advanced technology and the heart of caring into an art and a science…No other healthcare provider has the opportunity to care for the physical, emotional, and spiritual needs of people when they are suffering and in pain. At CCU, nursing is a ministry of compassionate care for the whole person, in response to God’s grace.”
Each of the above programs has its own admission requirements, so be sure to note the specific requirements for the program you are interested in pursuing. CCU Enrollment Counselors are available to help you should you have questions regarding the types of nursing degrees available at CCU.