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Nursing (BSN)

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

RN to BSN.  Registered Nurses (RN’s) work in fast-paced health care environments that demand the ability to quickly analyze information, precisely communicate with other team members, and execute intervention. The curriculum in CMC’s RN to BSN program was created using an academic progression model and evidence-based research aimed to enhance the professional practice of its graduates and prepare them for this fast-paced environment.  To be eligible for the RN to BSN degree program, you must have completed an Associate’s degree or accredited diploma program in Nursing and have a current professional nursing license to practice as an RN.

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing- RN to BSN program is an academic progression model that builds upon your nursing knowledge and clinical experiences gained in the Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program. Students will broaden the scope of their knowledge with greater emphasis on nursing theory, community health, population-focused care, research and evidence-based practices and leadership. Evidence-based practice uses current nursing and medical research incorporated into quality, safe patient care techniques creating professional nursing practice. Nursing as a science is based in research, both qualitative and quantitative, that is used to guide and create professional nursing practice.

The RN to BSN program has been approved by the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) and the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).  The nursing program has received candidacy status with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and applicant status with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

ACEN Contact Information:
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020

CCNE Contact Information:
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036
Phone: 202-887-6791
Fax: 202-887-8476

If you are interested in starting a career in nursing, please see the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing  at CMC.

For federal student aid purposes, this program meets the minimum requirements of 16 credit hours and 15 weeks of instruction.

Associate Degree Nursing Requirements

Associate Degree Nursing course requirements for lower division nursing courses will be awarded as block credit transfer credits.  See  Nursing (AAS)    44 credits.

BSN Lower Division General Education Requirements

19 credits

  • 4.0 Credits
  • 3.0 Credits
  • 3.0 Credits
  • ◆ History Elective 3 credits
  •     Advised Electives: 3 credits from courses numbered 100-499 from Guaranteed Transfer (◆) , General Education Transfer (✽) , or CTE program courses OR upper-division NUR courses (300-499).  Please see upper division NUR electives list below.  No NUR 100-299 or PED 100-249 or PED 275 courses allowed for the elective portion of the degree.  It is highly recommended that students seek academic advising in their degree planning.  Students must receive a C or better in all courses to meet program degree requirements.

Upper-division Nursing Electives

Total Credits Earned

General Education Requirements (41 credits)
Lower-division Nursing Requirements (44 credits)
Upper-division Nursing Requirements (34 credits)
Electives (3 credits)

Total Credits Earned (122 credits)


◆ State Guaranteed Transfer Course

✽ Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Note:  Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via distance learning (IVS, hybrid, or online).

For more information see Degree & Certificate Descriptions & Requirements .

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