BSN Programs in Colorado

There are 10 different nursing schools in Colorado that are in our database and have Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing programs. Denver seems to be the hub for most universities with nursing schools, including the University of Colorado-Denver, but there are many other suburbs or smaller towns with nursing colleges as well.

Below are some featured online BSN or BS of healthcare programs, which you can get in touch with directly by clicking the “MORE INFO” button. These programs are currently accepting applicants and are 100% online. Following our featured list is the entire list of all nursing schools in Colorado.

Full List of BSN Programs in Colorado

Featured BSN programs accepting Colorado applicants
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Campus-based programs in Colorado

Adams State University
208 Edgemont Boulevard, Alamosa, CO 81101
The pre-nursing 4 year BSN is designed to prepare students take the NLCEX-RN exam. It is divided into two segments: a pre-nursing phase and a clinical nursing phase. During the freshman and sophomore years, students take prerequisites courses and few non-clinical nursing courses. Prior to starting on the nursing program, all prerequisites must be completed with a minimum grade of “C-“or better.

The major consists of 72 semester credits while the first phase of support and general education courses make-up 54 credits. Unlike many programs, major courses are taught in a block format i.e. one course at a time (one must be completed before proceeding to the next) Completion of selected courses in the major requires student to take 2 versions of HESI tests for each. An exit exam must also be completed to grant students eligibility of the NLCEX-RN exam.

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Colorado State University-Pueblo

2200 Bonforte Boulevard, Pueblo, CO 81001

The basic baccalaureate in nursing plan includes 46 credits of prerequisite courses and 74 semester credits of nursing courses. 2 separate applications must be made prior to joining the nursing program. One is a general admission to the university and the other to the nursing program. Admission into the university does not guarantee a spot in the nursing program and vice versa. This means that students must be admitted in both options to be eligible for the BSN track. Prerequisites must be completed either at the university or from community colleges. Freshmen who have a GPA of 3.8, 1200 SAT composite or 26 ACT composite may be invited to join the university honors program.

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Community College of Aurora

1600 E. Center Tech Parkway, Aurora, CO 80011

Community college of Aurora offers an integrated baccalaureate pre-licensure nursing program. This program is offered in partnership with University of Colorado at the Aurora branch. The integrated pathway to the BSN means that students are first admitted at the community college for the first one year before proceeding to the University for the Nursing Program. Students must have been admitted to both schools to be eligible for selection. Following completion of the first year at the college, students receive an associate of general education degree after which they progress to take nursing courses. The next two semesters of this undergraduate course may also be completed at the community college but semester 4 through 8 must be completed at the Anschutz Medical Campus of the university.

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Colorado Mesa University

1100 N. Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501

The bachelor in nursing program is designed for high school graduates wishing to become professional nurses. To be considered for admission, students must submit an application to the University for the pre-BSN indicating interest and declaring the nursing major. Candidates are required to have completed or be in the process of completing general education requirements during the time of application. Students must also take a Kaplan Nursing School Entrance standardized exam. The BSN requires a separate application for the fall and spring starts dates. Though a cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for all prior college work including prerequisites, the average GPA recorded during selection is usually 3.6. An interview is conducted with students who meet the admission requirements from which final decisions are made. Highly motivated students can also join the university honors program.

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Regis University

3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, CO 80221

This Jesuit University offers a traditional Bachelor of Science degree in nursing for entry-level students who no prior nursing experience.  It has a traditional semester scheduling designed to take 4 years with 2 16-week long semesters per year. Students must take no more than 5 years to complete the curriculum after their first course at Regis. There is only one admission into the Regis nursing program for the classes starting fall semester.  Students admitted into the program need to complete general education courses like humanities, philosophy, English, health care ethics, religious studies and departmental prerequisites courses.  A BSN with honors program is also available for student nurses at junior level. To graduate with the honors, students must have GPA standing of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale for courses completed on a full time basis. Students experiencing learning difficulty are offered special program known as Learning Enhancement and Advancement Program (LEAP) to help them better their grades.

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University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, CO 80918

High school candidates are first admitted into the university to complete a set of 1st year pre-nursing courses. Application to Beth El College of nursing traditional BSN option welcomes candidates with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher for pre-nursing courses taken at UCCS or other colleges. Once this is successfully completed, students can then send an “Intent to Apply” form for the clinical phase of the program which starts every fall and spring. A HESI-A2 exam is required for this part of the application. Motivated nursing majors can apply to be inducted into the Xi Phi Chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.

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University of Colorado: Denver- Aurora Campus

13001 East 17th Place Aurora, CO 80045

The minimum academic preparation (MAP) for high school  candidates wishing to be admitted in the university nursing bachelor program include 1 year of English, foreign language, math, social and natural sciences. Part of the process is admission into the university to take a set of 16 prerequisites courses including Nutrition, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, algebra, chemistry among others. Completing these courses does not guarantee a seat in the rather competitive nursing major. A minimum GPA of 3.0 must be maintained in the 16 courses to ensure eligibility to apply for the full time upper division nursing which starts every summer semester. The university runs a university-wide honors and leaderships program while nursing majors can also apply for induction at the Alpha Kappa Chapter of the STTI honor society.

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University of Northern Colorado

3080 Gunter Hall, Greeley, CO 80639

A bachelors degree in professional nursing at UNC is a two step program. In the first two years of the program after admission into the university, students take 8 liberal arts courses and prerequisites courses. During this time, student must declare pre-nursing major. A separate admission into the BS nursing clinical phase of the program is required. Admission cycles for this portion are during summer and fall semesters. Before applying to this phase, all candidates must have completed a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course. The GPA for admission is calculated based on the most recent 45 credits from liberal arts and prerequisites courses taken earlier. Upon admission, students take 5 semesters of 2 academic years including 1 summer session to complete. Nursing majors can be inducted in the Zeta Omicron Chapter of the STTI honor society besides the Colorado chapter of the National Students Nurses Association.