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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 (CCNE).

Complete Your Online BSN in 14 Months

RNs: Take the next step in your career today with a 100% online Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree designed for the full-time or part-time working adult student.

CCU's online RN to BSN program provides current registered nurses an opportunity to advance their nursing career and overall career opportunities while integrating biblical values with nursing as ministry.

Finish your BSN online nursing program with 9 courses in as little as 14 months — without changing your work schedule!

Transfer up to 90 earned credits toward your BSN with an ASN and an active unencumbered RN licensure, if you have completed a statistics course. At CCU, you're closer to earning your degree than you think!

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The dual degree option allows you to earn your RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) while completing some of the coursework toward CCU's Master of Science in Nursing (MSN), saving you time and money when you enroll in a graduate program. Learn more about CCU's dual degree programs.

Three graduate-level courses have been designated as appropriate substitutes for certain courses in the RN to BSN track. Having successfully taken these designated courses in the bachelor's program, and upon acceptance into the master's program, students can apply those credits toward the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN). This provides a head start in the master's program for select students.

Discover the CCU Difference

At CCU, nursing is more than a profession, it is a ministry. The RN to BSN curriculum prepares students to be highly competent, compassionate, and moral nurse leaders. Students participate in a Christ-centered community of learners that challenges them to impact both their profession and the world.

While you already have experience in patient care, the RN to BSN track will augment your skills with critical thinking, scholarship for evidence based practice, population health, and interprofessional collaboration required for impact leadership and advanced nursing positions.

Small class sizes, engaging faculty, and colleague relationships encourage learning communities and networking.

Advantages of a BSN Degree

The BSN is the preferred degree in many institutions, especially those who have or are seeking "Magnet Designation." Many health care organizations have a BSN-preferred or BSN-required policy for advancement into supervisory, management, and non-clinical positions. There is a BSN preference or requirement for most research positions, and virtually all public health positions in the U.S. require a BSN. The active duty military requires a BSN of all officers.

The BSN degree provides the nursing theory and clinical experience preparation necessary for the full scope of professional nursing responsibilities at the baccalaureate level, as well as the knowledge necessary for continuing to a graduate degree or specialized clinical practice, research, or primary healthcare settings.

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If you are interested in a higher education and professional nursing career and have questions about admission requirements, enrollment, prerequisites, or financial aid, and want to hear more about CCU's nursing programs' methodology, complete the form on this page or contact us today!

Questions About CCU's RN to BSN Track

If you're a registered nurse interested in a BSN degree, find answers to frequently asked questions about the RN to BSN Track below. For additional questions, please contact an enrollment counselor!

What is the RN to BSN Completion track?

The RN to BSN Completion track option at Colorado Christian University is an online degree completion track for the Registered Nurse seeking a bachelor's degree. Courses are taken one at a time in sequence in five-week blocks in an online format. The program is specifically designed for adult learners who want to combine academic study and career advancement while working full time. Small class sizes, professional clinical application, and collegial relationships encourage individualized learning and networking. Students have direct access to nationally recognized faculty experts and leaders in healthcare.

How does a BSN degree differ from an ASN degree?

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree is a bachelor's degree in nursing and is usually granted from a four-year college or university. The Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) is an associate degree in nursing and is usually granted from a community college after two years of study. You can take the State Board of Nursing exam (NCLEX) to become a registered nurse (RN) with either degree. Once you pass NCLEX, you are an RN and can practice within the scope and standards of professional practice. To advance in your nursing career, most hospitals require at least a BSN degree.

What are the advantages of completing the BSN degree?

The BSN is the preferred degree in many institutions, especially those who have or are seeking "Magnet Designation". Many health care organizations have a BSN-preferred or BSN-required policy for advancement into supervisory, management, and non-clinical positions. There is a BSN preference or requirement for most research positions, and virtually all public health positions in the U.S. require a BSN. The active duty military requires a BSN of all officers. The BSN degree provides the nursing theory, evidence based practice, population health and impact leadership sciences, humanities, and behavioral preparation necessary for the full scope of professional nursing responsibilities, as well as the knowledge necessary for continuing to advanced education in specialized clinical practice, research, or primary health care.

How long will it take to complete the RN to BSN track?

Once admitted to the program, the RN completes six credits of CAGS core and 24 credits of upper-division nursing coursework in approximately 13 months. Courses are taken sequentially, one course at a time, in five and ten week sessions in an online format.

Is the RN to BSN track accredited?

Colorado Christian University has national nursing program accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, CCNE is an autonomous accrediting agency contributing to the improvement of the public's health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate and graduate education programs preparing effective nurses.

How many credits are required to obtain the BSN degree?

Colorado Christian University requires 120 credits to receive the BSN degree. RNs that have graduated from a regionally accredited institution, completed an ADN program and have a current license are eligible to transfer up to 90 earned semester hours. Students are required to successfully complete MAT250A Introduction to Research and Applied Statistics (or its equivalent through transfer credit) and the CAGS core (6 credits). Once admitted into the RN-BSN Completion track, the RN will complete 24 credit hours of nursing coursework from CCU.

How many credits can be transferred from another college or university?

In the 120-credit RN to BSN track, the 24-credit RN to BSN major must be completed at Colorado Christian University in order to receive a CCU degree. In addition the student must take a 3-credit course — PHL 205A — from CCU, and 3 credits of Biblical Study courses. The Biblical Studies class may be transferred in from an institution that is a member of the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities. RNs that have graduated from a regionally accredited institution, completed an ADN program and have a current license are eligible to transfer up to 90 earned semester hours including statistics. Core courses not included in the block transfer policy include the CAGS core (6 credits).

Can I complete prerequisite coursework by earning non-traditional credit?

Colorado Christian University will grant credit to students who score at or above established levels on many College-Level Examination Program (CLEP) and DSST examinations. Credit received will be treated as transfer credit and will count towards graduation.

How much does the RN to BSN Completion track cost?

View current tuition and fees for the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) Track.

How can I get credits for the MSN program?

The CCU RN to BSN to MSN option allows students to accelerate their education and earn both the BSN and the Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree. Students in the RN to BSN degree may apply to the Master of Science in Nursing program. Upon acceptance, up to three graduate level courses (9 credit hours) can be applied to the MSN degree, providing the student a head start in the MSN program. MSN degree classes are offered in the same five-week format as the BSN coursework.

How long does it take to complete an RN to MSN?

The RN to BSN coursework can be completed in 14 months (slightly over three semesters). The MSN coursework can be completed in 21 months (five semesters). The RN to MSN can potentially be completed in just over two years (seven semesters) depending upon course scheduling and student progression.

If I am an RN wanting my BSN and MSN, can I go straight through to get both degrees?

Yes. CCU provides RNs with the opportunity to substitute three graduate courses (nine credits) while completing the BSN degree, giving you a head start on the MSN degree. Students must apply to the graduate program and meet admission requirements to continue on for the MSN degree. You do not need to stop out after the BSN degree to gain work experience before going on for the MSN. Your CCU Student Service Advisor (SSA) can assist you with the admission process.

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.

State Exclusions for Online Students

The School of Nursing at Colorado Christian University offers courses to online students in all states with the exception of the following program-specific state exclusions:

  • CAGS does not offer the Bachelor of Science in Nursing — RN to BSN Track to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer the Master of Science in Nursing — Clinical Care Management in Adult and Geriatrics Track to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer the Master of Science in Nursing — Nursing Education Track to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.
  • CAGS does not offer Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) courses to online students who reside in Alabama, Alaska, District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, North Dakota, Oregon, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Washington, Wisconsin, or Wyoming.

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