This logo is not suitable for branding. If you would like to use our logo, please contact Marketing.
Please read and agree at the bottom of the document.
I Agree Cancel

University of Colorado

Degrees RN to BSN
University of Colorado, College of Nursing


Program Overview

The University of Colorado (CU), College of Nursing (CON) Online RN to BSN program allows you to pursue your BS degree, balance your life and work at the same time. CON consistently ranks among the top 20 schools of nursing in the United States for the quality of its various specialties and programs. CU’s College of Nursing motto is “Be the Nurse Everyone Looks to First”. Our program provides the educational preparation and experiences for being that nurse!

Program Highlights


Delivery type:

  • 100% Online


  • CA, CO, OR, MD, VA, DC (Plan to seek approved provider status in HI, WA, and GA).


  • Fall Start – January 1 – April 1.
  • Spring Start – August 15 – October 1.

Length of Program:

  • The program can be completed in four full-time semesters, 16 months (Can be accelerated).

Units Needed:

  • Units for Nursing Program — 30 units/credits.
  • Units for BSN — 120 units/credits.
— Students must take at least 30 semester credit hours at CU.

Program Details:

The Fine Print


Transfer Credits: You will be able to transfer prerequisite credit as long as it meets specified requirements. View a sample of acceptable transfer courses from Colorado institutions. CU will accept credit if:

  • It has been earned at a regionally accredited college or university.
  • A grade of C (not C-) or better has been attained.
  • It is not vocational-technical course work.
  • It is not remedial course work.



  • $12,000 – $15,450


  • BHMT Required Courses: Before applying to the RN to BSN program you must demonstrate that you have successfully completed the following courses:
    • Anatomy with Lab
    • Physiology with Lab
    • Microbiology with Lab
    • Psychology
    • Statistics
    • Critical Thinking
    • English Composition

It is your responsibility to confirm that courses/programs completed with BHMT resources meet your academic and career objectives and transfer into your desired school/program.


  • CU CON Required Courses: It is recommended that all sixty (60) prerequisite/elective credits be completed before the requested start date. However, students may apply prior to the completion of prerequisites.
    • Anatomy (or A&P I)
    • Physiology (or A&P II)
    • Microbiology
    • Statistics
    • English Composition II
    • Developmental Psychology
    • 2nd Developmental Psychology (if needed)
    • General Psychology
    • General Sociology
    • Cultural Anthropology or Multicultural Studies
    • 1st Literature, Humanities or Social Science
    • 2nd Literature, Humanities or Social Science
    • Additional Elective Credits Needed to Reach a Minimum of 60 Transferable Credits

    Prerequisites often do not total 60 semester credit hours. The remainder of the required sixty (60) semester credit hours may be selected from many academic disciplines. Some exceptions are nursing courses, commercial or vocational courses, doctrinal courses in religion, performance classes and physical education activity courses.

Student Agreement

This program and participation is governed by the terms of the BHMT Student Agreement. Please take a few moments to familiarize yourself with the student agreement; by registering and participating in this program you are agreeing to comply with it.