Bachelor - Nursing (RN to BSN completion)

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If you're a registered nurse and are thinking about earning a bachelor's degree, consider Colorado Technical University's online RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program. Learn more about the RN to BSN program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Colorado Technical University's online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program is designed for nurses who are hoping to improve their nursing and leadership skills. Over the course of the program, you will have the opportunity to learn strategies that could improve the quality of healthcare, promote health and wellness, and support other professional nurses. The program covers the integration of technology into healthcare decision making, design of evidence-based nursing practices, and shape of healthcare policy. You will explore strategies for working with nurse managers to restructure the nursing workforce and strengthening your leadership skills.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you're interested in CTU Online's RN to BSN program, you should already be licensed as a registered nurse. You should also have graduated from either an associate's degree in nursing or a Diploma Registered Nurse program. Applicants to all of Colorado Technical University's programs must have a high school diploma or equivalent; some programs have additional requirements.

What Are the Course Requirements?

A total of 188 credits are required for the Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program, but 88 of those credits could come as transfer credits from your prior programs. You will take 32 credits of general education classes and 60 credits of core courses.

Core Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
BADM 305Organizational Behavior
ENGL 210Professional Speaking
HRMT 210Introduction to Human Resource Management
HSS 402Research
NRSG 300Professional Nursing Practice
NRSG 302Health Assessment
NRSG 303Community Nursing/Vulnerable Populations
NRSG 304Pathophysiology I
NRSG 305Management of Critical Health Issues
NRSG 401Legal Nurse Consulting
NRSG 403Public Health Science/Disaster Preparedness
NRSG 404Forensic Nursing
NRSG 409Pathophysiology II
NRSG 481Nursing Capstone
PSYC 336Abnormal Psychology

General Education Course Requirements

Course CodeCourse Name
PSYC 100Introduction to Psychology
BADM 100Introduction to Business
ENGL 200Professional Writing
HIST 310World History and Culture II
HIT 105IT for Healthcare Professionals
INTD 340Career Planning
MATH 306Computer Assisted Statistics
NRSG 400Transcultural Nursing
PHIL 310Ethics

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After completing CTU Online's Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree completion program, you could continue working as a registered nurse. As a bachelor's degree holder, you may be eligible for advancement to management positions. As a manager, you could be responsible for supervising other nurses, directing Licensed Practical Nurses and Certified Nursing Assistants, or assisting with hiring.

Advanced Degrees

Registered nurses can continue their education at the master's degree level. Earning a Master of Science in Nursing could qualify you for upper-level nurse manager position. A master's degree could also allow you to specialize in a specific area of nursing or health care. Advanced degrees can also qualify you to apply for positions as a nurse practitioner. Potential specializations for a Master of Science in Nursing degree include:

  • Health systems management
  • Adult health clinical nursing
  • Informatics
  • Family nurse practitioner
  • Nurse educator

CTU does not guarantee employment or salary. University grants or scholarships are based on established criteria as published in the University's catalog and are awarded after verification that the conditions of eligibility have been met.