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CCNE-Accredited Nursing Degrees Taught With a Christian Worldview

Learn how to impact the world with grace and truth at a university that values Christ-centered education. With Colorado Christian University, you have a school that is here to guide, assist, and advocate for you. In our programs, you will develop the skills necessary to become specialists and leaders in a wide range of industries.

CCU Nursing — Scientific Discipline and Sacred Calling

Colorado Christian University offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral nursing programs through the School of Nursing and Health Professions.

At Colorado Christian University, our nursing programs equip you to practice nursing as ministry. As one of the best Christian nursing schools with a Christian focus, CCU challenges nursing students to become competent, compassionate, moral leaders who transform healthcare through the uniqueness of Christ-inspired nursing practice.

BSN Program Student
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Advance your nursing career with a BSN.

Offered at CCU's main campus near Denver, Colorado, CCU's 120-credit hour Bachelor of Science in Nursing is available with two BSN pathways:

  • The BSN Traditional Student Pathway is designed for students who enter CCU as freshmen right after high school or transfer after their freshman or sophomore year and want to participate in a Christ-centered undergraduate community on a traditional college campus.
  • The BSN Adult Student Pathway is designed for adult students who previously obtained a high school diploma or GED before beginning their CCU program. BSN prerequisites may be completed online, while BSN major courses are offered in person at CCU's campus near Denver, Colorado.
BSN Program Student
RN to BSN Degree Completion

Complete Your RN to BSN in 13 months — 100% online.

The online RN to BSN degree completion program track is designed for licensed RNs with an associate degree in nursing who want to complete their nursing bachelor's degree.

  • Study in a Christ-centered community of learners.
  • Transfer up to 90 credits toward the 120-credit hour BSN program. Finish your BSN with ten courses in as little as 13 months.
  • Complete a course online every five weeks.
  • Lock in your cost at our guaranteed undergraduate tuition rate.
  • Earn credit toward your MSN with our dual degree option.
MSN Program Student
Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)

Expand your career options and earning potential with an MSN degree.

The online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) is designed for nurses who already have a bachelor's degree and want to take on advanced leadership roles in healthcare and education.

  • Take courses that integrate biblical principles with moral leadership in advanced nursing roles.
  • Complete the 39-credit hour program in as little as 21 months.
  • Choose a specialty track in Nursing Education or Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics.
  • Take courses one at a time in five-week or ten-week blocks.
DNP program student
Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP)

Accelerate your professional nursing career with a DNP.

CCU's online Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) is designed for nurse practitioners, nurse administrators, healthcare leaders, clinical nurse specialists, and nurse educators who already have an MSN.

  • The 30-credit hour DNP, which integrates biblical principles with moral leadership skills in advanced nursing, can be completed in two years.
  • Earn your DNP in your home community while collaborating with nurses throughout the country.
  • Learn how to translate evidence-based practice into improved health outcomes.
  • Explore advanced career options: Chief Nursing Officer (CNO); Director of Nursing; leadership in APRN practice, health policy, quality outcomes management; and nursing entrepreneurship.
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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing, the master's degree program in nursing, and the Doctor of Nursing Practice program at Colorado Christian University are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Why CCU?

Integration of Faith and Learning

All courses are taught with a Christian worldview. This means you will be equipped for success to make a positive impact in the world.

Flexible Online Format

CCU’s unique online and course schedule format make it possible for you to juggle life, work, and family all while earning your degree.


With competitive tuition rates, scholarships, and discount opportunities, it’s possible to earn your degree without breaking the bank.

Student Success

CCU sets you up for success with a dedicated support staff who is invested in making sure that you are successful from the first class, to graduation, and beyond.

Military Focused

Dedicated to serving our active and veteran military, CCU has a specific enrollment team with expertise in advising those who are military-affiliated. Whether you're a veteran, active duty, or spouse of either, our enrollment team will ensure you maximize your benefits as you achieve your academic goals.

Colorado Christian University helped me realize that I can be a good clinician, serve as a resource, and grow my leadership abilities. I can say wholeheartedly that CCU is by far the best experience I've ever had.
– Melissa Allen, DNP '21, MSN with an emphasis in Clinical Care – Adult and Geriatrics '19

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Nursing Program FAQs

Whether you have questions about CCU's accreditation, hybrid or dual degree options, or financial aid, we're here to help. For additional questions, please contact an enrollment counselor.

Are the nursing degree programs accredited?

Yes. All CCU nursing programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Are there any online or hybrid options for these nursing programs?

The RN-BSN, MSN, and DNP programs are offered online with clinical requirements in your state. The pre-licensure BSN program is offered in-seat only.

Can I transfer credits from another school and apply them to my nursing degree?

Yes. Each program has different rules for how many credits you can transfer.

Are there dual degree options?

No, but you can take select master’s courses (3 courses for 9 credits total) as part of your RN-BSN program.

How long will it take to complete my degree?

The pre-licensure BSN program can be completed in 4 years. The RN-BSN completion program can be completed in 1 year. The MSN program can be completed in about 21 months. And, the DNP program can be completed in 2 years of full-time study.

What are the financial aid options for these programs?

Financial aid options vary. We recommend visiting to learn about all of CCU’s financial aid options.

Do you accept international students for these programs?

For most of our nursing programs, yes but licensing will vary by country. Please see a full list of international student requirements at

Are the professors experienced, nursing professionals?

Yes. All CCU nursing professors are experienced in their field of study.

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Complete the Request Info form to learn more about CCU's degree program options. An enrollment counselor can answer any questions you may have about our programs, admission, transfer credits, financial aid, and more.

State Exclusions for Online Students

Colorado Christian University is required by the U.S. Department of Education to be in compliance with state laws regarding where we can offer distance and/or online education. The College of Adult and Graduate Studies at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with some exceptions for specific academic programs.