Colorado Christian University

With a legacy of almost 100 years, Colorado Christian University had humble beginnings starting with just two students and one teacher.  What began as Denver Bible Institute in 1914 is now a full-grown university offering bachelor’s, master’s and online degrees in fields such as business, organizational leadership, psychology and over 50 programs total.  Following a merger with Colorado Baptist University in 1989, Colorado Christian University sought to become an influential Christian university offering a Biblically centered education.

Overview of Programs, Certificates, and Degrees

  • One online nursing (RN-BSN) program and one campus based nursing (BSN) program
  • Can be completed one year after pre-requisites are complete
  • University accepts up to 38 transferred nursing credit hours
  • Scholarships and federal financial aid are available

Colorado Christian University strives to incorporate Christian and Biblical principles and the characteristics of compassion and serve in their nursing degree programs.

Online Nursing and Health Care Degrees Review

Online Courses for a Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing

Program Description

The online Registered Nurse to Bachelor’s of Science degree in nursing program is specifically for RN’s busy with full-time work and family commitments preventing them from completing a traditional campus based program.  The program is offered in a collaborative, cohort format facilitating developing relationships, camaraderie and the feel of a traditional learning environment among students.  The cohort model at Colorado Christian University also seeks to build a professional network of diverse perspectives for each student graduating from the program.  Program topics include informatics, genomics, bioethics and global health.  Because of the Christian roots and heritage of the university, additional study in moral leadership and Christian nursing theory are also part of the course.  Nurses also have the opportunity to complete an international mission experience related to their field of study. The program has a strong focus on character building and the role of a nurse as a compassionate caregiver.

Courses and Format

Courses for the online degree program are completed one at a time in five or ten week modules.  Class sizes are small, collaborative, and may be completed online at anytime.  Online submission of assignments and class discussion is required.

Cost and Duration

The program requires an RN to complete approximately 15 months of upper credit division coursework, once prerequisites are met.  Completing all credits at Colorado Christian University requires tuition of approximately $11,700 assuming the student is only completing the 31 required nursing credits for the program.


Colorado Christian University faculty employs both domestic and international faculty who are experts in the healthcare field.  The faculty at Colorado Christian University hold doctoral degrees and many also have international experience.

Things to consider:

  • Program requires an active, unencumbered nursing license (USA only), drug screening, and background check
  • Admission to the program requires a 2.5 GPA or higher


Colorado Christian University has national nursing program accreditation through the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Colorado Christian University
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, Colorado 80226