• Pre-Licensure BSN Admission Requirements

    Step 1: Apply for Admission to CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies*

    The first step in the admission process is to submit the College of Adult and Graduate Studies Admission Application. Select the Adult Undergraduate Admission Application option and the "Nursing: Pre-Nursing, BSN (Adult)" program.

    • Meet Adult Undergraduate Admission requirements for the College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS).
    • Submit proof of identity and all official college transcripts for CAGS admission to:
      Service Central - BSN Admission
      Colorado Christian University
      10190 Bannock Street, Suite 200
      Northglenn, CO 80260

    Once admitted to CAGS, you will complete prerequisite coursework for the Nursing Program as a CAGS student.

    Admission to CCU's College of Adult and Graduate Studies does not guarantee admission to the Nursing Program. (See Step 2)

    Step 2: Apply for Admission to the Nursing Program

    The second step in the admission process is to submit the Pre-Licensure BSN Application (PDF) once all nursing admission requirements have been met. Students enter the Pre-Licensure BSN program once annually and all applications must be submitted by January 16th.

    Admission Requirements

    In order to be eligible for acceptance into the Pre-Licensure BSN Option students must meet the following admission requirements for the CCU Nursing Program:

    • Have completed all 18 science prerequisite credit hours at the time of application for nursing admission.
    • Have no more than 9 general education (non-science) or CAGS core prerequisite credit hours remaining at the time of application for nursing admission. Please note: If accepted, all prerequisite courses must be completed before starting the nursing program.
    • Have a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses.
    • Have a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of ≥2.5.
    • Have a minimum biological science GPA of ≥2.5.
    • Have an overall Test of Essential Academic Skills (ATI TEAS) score of ≥64%, a science score of ≥53%, and a math score of 69%. Please note: Your first time ATI TEAS test scores will carry more weight than subsequent submissions in the admission ranking process. Additional details related to ATI TEAS testing can be found in the ATI TEAS Instruction Letter.
    • Have a record clear of any Disqualifying Criminal Offenses (PDF).
    • Be deemed fit for nursing practice by a qualified healthcare provider utilizing the Student Physical Exam Form (PDF).
    Admission to the Nursing Program does not guarantee licensure at the completion of the program. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure they meet all licensure requirements which often includes a background check.

    Notification of Admission Status

    All applicants will be notified by February 22nd in writing of their admission status. Notification will reflect one of the following three statuses: Provisional acceptance, alternate list, or denial.

    Students placed on the alternate list will remain there for the current application period only and thus alternative list status does not guarantee admission at a future date. Student receiving notification of provisional acceptance will be given notification that the following will need to be met by March 20th in order to be moved from provisional to full admission status:

    • Continue to earn a minimum grade of “C” or better in all prerequisite course requirements.
    • Have viewed the Pre-Licensure BSN Option Overview.
    • Have successfully passed a background check and drug screening through Certified Background. All fees associated with this process are the responsibility of the applicant.
    • Have complete the following ATI learning modules (Access information will be provided):
      • ATI Plan 2.0- Getting Started with ATI
      • ATI Nurse Logic 2.0
        • Knowledge and Clinical Judgment
        • Nursing Concepts
        • Priority Setting Framework
        • Testing and Remediation.
      • Dosage Calculation 2.0: Dimensional Analysis
        • Safe Dosage
        • Medication Administration
        • Oral Medication
        • Injectable Medication
        • Powdered Medication
        • Dosage by Weight
    • Successfully pass a basic nursing dosage calculation examination administered by the CCU Nursing Division during the last week of March.
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    Phone: 303-963-3311

    Email: agsadmission@ccu.edu