Colorado Technical University

Colorado Springs-based Colorado Technical University focuses on giving students greater control of their education through their technologically advanced campuses, flexible degree options and student support system.  The university offers associate’s through doctoral level degrees in the fields of Business, Health Sciences, Criminal Justice, Engineering, Computer Science, Technology and Interdepartmental Programs.

The online learning system offers multiple methods of delivery to learn materials in a way that most suits students’ individual learning styles and needs.  Colorado Technical University strives to provide real-world and career oriented education with a focus of helping students advance and meet their personal career goals.

Overview of Programs, Certificates and Degrees

  • Offers 1 online bachelor’s degree program, and two additional online programs in the health care field
  • Campus-based associates and bachelors degree options are also available

Online Nursing and Health Care Degrees Review

The MSN program at Colorado Technical University is among the top ten in the nation according to some college ranking publishers.

Online Bachelor’s Degrees in Nursing

Students who complete the online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science (RN to BSN) degree program have increased career options such as Public health nursing, School Nursing, Quality Improvement, Parish Nursing, Risk Management and Occupational Health Nursing.  Nurses who pursue the online RN to BSN program will have increased career options that nurses holding only an associate’s degree or diploma may not have. The program seeks to instill critical thinking, clinical reasoning, and analytical skills to prepare nurses to operate in a broader scope in the nursing practice.  Core courses in the program include:

  • Challenges and Trends in Contemporary Nursing
  • Nursing Informatics
  • Population-Based Nursing
  • Alternative and Complementary Interventions
  • Safety and Quality Improvement in Nursing Practice
  • Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research
  • Leadership and Nursing Systems Management
  • Innovation in Nursing

In lieu of a clinical component, students will complete a self-study project under the guidance of a faculty mentor, which may explore clinical, leadership or population-focused tasks.

Duration and Cost

Online Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Health Sciences

Though Colorado Technical University does not offer graduate degrees in nursing, several programs are offered, which are both reasonable and feasible programs for nurses seeking a graduate education.  The Associate of Science degree in Health Administration Services provides a 2-year degree option for nurses the option of gaining increased understanding of the health care field through studying ethical and legal aspects of the healthcare practice and the components and purpose of healthcare records.  The bachelor’s degree option prepares students to take an administrative leadership role in a healthcare organization.  Upon successful completion of the program, students may pursue opportunities in consulting, pharmaceutical companies and managed care organizations.


Faculty at Colorado Technical University are committed to student success.

Things to consider:

  • Program is not accredited by a nursing body
  • No clinical component


Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

Colorado Technical University
4435 North Chestnut Street, Suite E
Colorado Springs, CO  80907