An Online Nursing Bachelor's Degree for RN / ADN Nurses
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing – RN–BSN (Registered Nurse Seeking Bachelor of Science in Nursing) program is designed for working ADN-graduate Registered Nurses to be able to complete their Nursing Bachelor of Science degree online in just 20 months.
You can begin the online program, offered by the UNC School of Nursing through UNC Extended Campus, each Fall or Spring term. Students will be admitted twice a year via a competitive admission process, and class size is limited. There is a one-day orientation in Loveland, Colorado for admitted students at the beginning of the program.
Access to A Top Nursing School and Career Advancement
Each faculty member in this Nursing program is a Registered Nurse with practice, teaching and research experience. All faculty have advanced degrees in Nursing and many are certified in their specialty area. The UNC School of Nursing is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing and fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). Students graduating from the RN-BSN Program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX RN licensure exam.
Time to Completion:
5 terms (20 months)
Delivery Option & Start Term:
Online + Loveland Orientation: start Fall or Spring term
This 30-credit-hour program consists of 10 courses taken completely online in about 20 months. Nurses are able to work full time while completing the program.
- Students take one online course at a time (two courses per semester).
- You will complete 180 total practicum hours. The final 90 hours are completed during your final semester and will require a clinical preceptor at a facility set up by the student and faculty.
- There is a mandatory one-day orientation in Loveland, Colorado for admitted students at the beginning of the program.
Required Courses (30 Credit Hours)
To see a typical list of courses by term, visit an example Current Students page for this program.
Additional Credits Required for UNC Graduation
- 120 total credit hours are required for graduation from this UNC program. For full details, see the official program listing in the UNC Undergraduate Catalog.
- Many of these credits may come from the courses you transfer as you apply. See the Eligibility & Transfer Credit tab for details about transferring your previous college credit.
Liberal Arts Curriculum (LAC) Coursework
UNC's Liberal Arts Curriculum provides students with a grounding in the liberal arts that is infused with critical and creative inquiry, and which also satisfies the six general education areas required for undergraduate degree programs at all public higher education institutions in the state of Colorado.
Many of these courses will potentially be fulfilled from your transferred credit.
View the current LAC requirements and policies. Course requirements by category (with links to list of eligible courses) are available at the bottom of the page.
*** Please note additional LAC stipulations for this program (each of these courses are also prerequisite for admission):
- Arts & Humanities, History, Social & Behavioral Sciences, U.S. Multicultural Studies, and International Studies: PSY 230
- Mathematics: STAT 150
- Natural & Physical Sciences: FND 250, BIO 245, BIO 246, and BIO 251
- Written Communication: ENG 123
Many of the LAC courses will transfer in if taken as part of your ADN or diploma degree program.
Remaining Credits for Graduation
The remainder of your 120 total credit hours will be comprised of credits you take at UNC or elsewhere. Please also see the additional information in the Eligibility & Transfer Credit tab about articulation model credits and taking additional courses online.