Colorado Christian University
Colorado Christian University
Nursing Major (Pre-Nursing to BSN)

Nursing Major (Pre-Nursing to BSN)

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Traditional Undergraduate Student Pathway to BSN

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program at Colorado Christian University is a state-approved and nationally accredited program designed for students who are seeking licensure as a registered nurse. Grounded in not only the liberal arts and sciences but also in biblical truth, the nursing major curriculum will provide you with an intensive, state-of-the-art educational experience that combines theory, simulation, and clinical learning.

In 2017, CCU’s NCLEX-RN pass rates for first-time testers was 97%, 10 points above the national average.

The traditional undergraduate pathway to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing begins in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies. A competitive admission process provides high school or transfer students entering CCU with direct admission to the BSN program. Our direct admission policy allows students who are admitted to CCU’s Pre-Nursing pathway the opportunity to secure their seat into the BSN program beginning their junior year, contingent on successful completion of BSN admission requirements at the end of their sophomore year.

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The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Colorado Christian University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

Nursing at CCU

At CCU, nursing is in our DNA. We equip the next generation of Christian nurses to become exceptionally compassionate and competent professionals who are leaders in the industry — leaders ready to impact their world and transform healthcare by showing Christ’s love as they minister to the needs of hurting people. The nursing programs at CCU will prepare you to be a highly competent and compassionate nurse — challenging you to impact both your profession and your world with the love of Christ.

We believe nursing is not simply a profession, it’s a calling. Be it in the mission field providing care to orphans, or in an emergency room providing urgent care, it’s an opportunity to serve others with concern and excellence as you show the value of each person you care for and use your profession as a vehicle to demonstrate Christ’s love.

  • Step One: Apply for direct admission to the BSN program through the College of Undergraduate Studies.

    Direct admission to the BSN program is available only for incoming freshmen and transfer students to the College of Undergraduate Studies, our college for traditional undergraduate students. Students must complete the BSN prerequisites during their freshman and sophomore years before beginning BSN major courses at the beginning of their junior year.

    Incoming students must apply for admission to the College of Undergraduate Studies as Pre-Nursing majors. This highly competitive pathway provides students direct admission to the BSN program following their sophomore year contingent on the successful and satisfactory completion of all BSN admission requirements.

    In addition to meeting College of Undergraduate Studies admission requirements, Pre-Nursing students must qualify for a CCU academic scholarship at the Dean's Scholarship level or above.

    Per the CCU residency requirement, traditional undergraduate students are required to live on campus their freshman and sophomore years and have the option to live on campus their junior and senior years.

  • Step Two: Fulfill BSN admission requirements by the end of your sophomore year at CCU.

    Traditional undergraduate Pre-Nursing students with direct admission to the BSN program, may begin BSN major coursework through the School of Nursing and Health Professions in their junior year as long as they meet the following BSN admission requirements:

    • Have completed BSN prerequisites during their freshman and sophomore years in the College of Undergraduate Studies
    • Have a cumulative collegiate GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Have a cumulative GPA in science prerequisite courses of 3.0
    • Receive a minimum grade of "C" in all biological science courses (retakes of science courses are limited to one per course)
    • All science prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 5 years
    • Have attained 90 chapel credits and completed 90 ministry hours by the fall semester of their junior year
    • Pass an interview in the spring of their sophomore year with BSN staff/faculty
    • Pass a background check following completion of all prerequisite coursework
    • Complete the student physical exam
    • Pass a drug screen
    • Complete the Student Physical Exam Form (PDF).

The School of Nursing and Health Professions at CCU offers two pathways for students to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN). In addition to the Traditional Student Pathway on this page, CCU also offers an Adult Student Pathway for individuals who have some post-high school work experience before entering CCU.

Note: 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.

  • Financial Aid + Scholarships

    In the 2015-16 academic year, 99% of traditional undergraduate students received some form of financial aid, and $18 million was distributed in scholarships and grants!

  • Meet Your EC

    All prospective traditional undergraduates are provided with an Enrollment Counselor (EC) who will help guide you through every step of the admission process.