Colorado Christian University
Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing

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CCU's Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Pre-Licensure Nursing Bachelor's Degree, BSN

The Pre-Licensure Bachelor of Science in Nursing option is a state-wide nationally accredited program designed for first time nursing students who have not previously held a nursing license. Our Pre-Licensure curriculum provides an intensive, state of the art educational experience that combines theory, laboratory (skills and simulation) and clinical learning. The majority of nursing courses are delivered in a blended format (combination of face-to-face and online learning) allowing our students the opportunity for more flexibility than most traditional programs.

Grounded in not only liberal arts and sciences, but biblical truth, the Pre-Licensure curriculum prepares students to be highly competent, compassionate, moral nurse leaders and challenges them to impact both their profession and their world. At CCU, nursing is not simply a profession, but a ministry; an opportunity to serve others with compassion and excellence as if serving the Lord.

    • BSN Degree: 120 credit hours (60 nursing major core, 9 CCU core, 18 biological sciences, 33 general education and electives)
    • Nursing Major: Comprised of 14 courses over 24 months
    • Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the Higher Learning Commission

    • Class Format:
      • The majority of nursing courses are offered one at a time
      • Nursing courses are 5 or 10 weeks in length and are delivered in either an online or blended format (contain both face-to-face and online learning components)
      • Students are typically involved in face-to-face learning 2-3 days/week
      • Classroom and lab experiences are offered on consistent days of the week. Although lab experiences could occur in the evening, all classroom sessions are held during daytime hours.
      • Clinical days/times will vary throughout the program and could include day, evening, or night shifts. Work/life schedules will need to be flexible, as all laboratory and clinical experiences are mandatory

    • Locations:
      • In-seat classes are held at the Lakewood and Grand Junction centers. Grand Junction is connected to live Lakewood instruction via a Polycom video conferencing system
      • Labs on the Front Range are held at Lutheran Medical Center and in the learning lab at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction
      • Students typically complete clinical hours within a home-based hospital or hospital system. Although our clinical coordinator attempts to place students near their place of residence, this is not a guarantee and travel will be required.

BSN Nursing program benefits

  • Experience nursing from a biblical perspective
  • Christ-centered community of learners
  • Program delivered in alternative format
  • Upon graduation eligible to sit for RN Licensure

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