Bachelor's of Science in Nursing

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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.

Start your nursing career with a degree that aligns with your values.

Adult Undergraduate Student Pathway

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a statewide, nationally accredited program designed for nursing students who have not previously held a Registered Nurse (RN) license. Offered through the School of Nursing and Health Professions, the 120-credit-hour BSN curriculum provides an intensive, state-of-the-art educational experience that combines theory, laboratory (skills and simulation), and clinical learning.

The Adult Undergraduate Student Pathway to a bachelor's degree in nursing is designed for students who previously obtained a high school diploma or GED before beginning their CCU program. This pathway requires students to be admitted to the College of Adult and Graduate Studies as Pre-Nursing students in order to complete BSN prerequisites.

Adult Pre-Nursing students may complete BSN prerequisites online. Toward the end of their sophomore year, they must apply for admission to the BSN program which involves an in-seat learning environment. Note: Admission to the College of Adult and Graduate Studies does not guarantee admission to the BSN nursing major.

Nursing is a ministry — an opportunity to serve others.

At CCU, nursing is not simply a profession, it is a scientific discipline and sacred calling. Grounded in the liberal arts and sciences — and biblical truth — the nursing curriculum prepares students to be highly competent, compassionate, and moral nurse leaders. Through all of our nursing degree programs, students participate in a Christ-centered community of learners that challenges them to impact both their profession and the world.


    • BSN Degree: 120 credit hours (60 in nursing major core)
    • CCU's generous transfer credit policies help you accelerate your degree completion (Note: Core/major nursing classes cannot be transferred into CCU.)
    • Download the BSN Student Handbook to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
    • Class Format:
      • Nursing major courses are completed in two calendar years (six semesters).
      • The majority of nursing courses are offered one at a time.
      • Nursing courses are eight weeks in length and are delivered in a predominantly in-seat learning environment that also includes online learning components.
      • Students are typically involved in in-seat learning 2-3 days/week.
      • Classroom and lab experiences are offered on various days of the week.
      • 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:
      • BSN classes for the College of Adult and Graduate Studies are held at CCU's main campus in Lakewood, Colorado. Labs and simulations are also held in Lakewood.
      • Students typically complete clinical hours within a home-based hospital or hospital system. CCU attempts to place students near their place of residence; however, this is not a guarantee and travel may be required.


The Bachelor of Science in Nursing does not provide licensure. Upon completion of the BSN program students will be eligible to sit for RN licensure.

Professional Licensure Disclosure

Colorado Christian University offers several academic programs which lead to professional licensure in the state of Colorado and, in some programs, prepare students for a national exam. All students should be aware that states vary in their educational and professional requirements depending on the profession. Some states require specific educational requirements, clinical requirements, accreditation requirements, or exam requirements. See professional licensure disclosures for details.

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