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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Traditional Undergraduate Nursing Students

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing 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.

Applications to the nursing program for fall 2023 must be completed by December 5, 2022.

The College of Undergraduate Studies offers the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program to students entering CCU as freshman. The direct admit process allows students the opportunity to secure their seat into the BSN nursing major beginning junior year, contingent on successful completion of BSN progression requirements at the end of their sophomore year. Students in CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies enter the nursing program once annually in August and all applications must be completed by the December 5, 2022 deadline.

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.

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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.

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.

  • Direct admit nursing students apply for admission to the BSN program through the College of Undergraduate Studies. The application deadline for the fall 2022 semester is December 5, 2022.

    Direct admission to the BSN program is available for students who enter CCU's College of Undergraduate Studies as freshmen. Students must complete the BSN prerequisites during their freshman and sophomore years before progressing to the BSN nursing major courses at the beginning of their junior year.

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

    Applicants to the nursing program will be notified if they qualify for a seat in the cohort by February 1, 2023. Students who have not submitted the $150 tuition deposit by the Preferred Admission deadline (December 5, 2022) will be required to submit the deposit when they complete the nursing program agreement, confirming their seat in the cohort.

    Please note, we do not offer direct admission seats to students transferring to CCU. In addition, we do not offer direct admission seats for the spring semester to incoming freshman students. Should you choose to compete for a seat in our BSN program through our competitive track, you may discuss this with your Life Directions Center advisor once you are enrolled at CCU. If you have any questions at this time, please reach out to your enrollment counselor.

    In addition to meeting College of Undergraduate Studies admission requirements, 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. In addition 100% of core/major nursing classes must be completed through CCU.

    Download the BSN Student Handbook to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Nursing.

  • Traditional undergraduate Nursing students with direct admission progress to the nursing major courses in their junior year as long as they meet the following BSN progression requirements:

    • Have completed BSN prerequisite courses 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 courses
    • Retakes of science courses are limited to one per course
    • All science prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last 5 years
    • Are not on probation and have no disqualifying offenses
    • Successfully pass the ATI TEAS exam with the following proficiency levels: English – 66.7%, math – 71.9, reading – 74.5%, science – 57.4%, and an overall TEAS score of 68%. These are established national benchmarks. The TEAS exam may be retaken multiple times at student's expense.
    • Successfully complete an interview in the spring of their sophomore year with the Nursing Admission Progression and Retention Committee
    • Have attained 90 chapel credits and completed 90 ministry hours by the fall semester of their junior year
    • 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.

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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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