Nursing as a Second Bachelor's Degree

This program is specific to students who already have a bachelor's degree but who need a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. You will prepare yourself for the rewards and challenges of professional nursing practice and build a foundation for graduate study in nursing.

You can begin the program each Summer term and will complete the nursing courses in 20 months (five consecutive semesters). This program is offered by the UNC School of Nursing through UNC Extended Campus, with most coursework in Greeley on the UNC campus, some coursework at our Loveland Center at Centerra and clinical experiences in the surrounding area.

Access to A Top Nursing School and a Career in High Demand

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 BSN Program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX RN licensure exam.

RN Employment & Salaries Are Growing

The median salary for a Registered Nurse in 2021 was $77,600 and RNs are currently in high demand.

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Delivered in Northern Colorado

Clinical coursework begins each summer term and continues through December of the following year—for a total of 5 terms (20 months).

  • Most courses are delivered in Greeley on the UNC campus. Some courses will be at our Loveland Center at Centerra.
  • Foundation courses feature a hybrid (partially face-to-face and online) delivery that reduces the amount of time you spend in the classroom.
  • Clinical experiences are in the surrounding area.

Required Courses (71 Credit Hours)

The Nursing BSN second-degree course of study is comprised of 71 credit hours of the 105 required major credit hours. The remaining 34 credit hours are required as prerequisite coursework (see the Eligibility & Transfer Credit tab for a list of the prerequisite courses).

To see a typical list of courses by term, visit an example Current Students page for this program.

Clinical Nursing Experiences

Clinical nursing experiences are in a variety of health care agencies including hospitals, nursing homes, industry, schools and community agencies, primarily in northeastern Colorado communities. Clinical experiences are concurrent with nursing theory (classes) and are guided by nursing faculty.

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