Bachelor of Science in Nursing

As the largest group in the US healthcare workforce,1 nurses are challenged to make a significant difference in the health of individuals and communities. CTU's Bachelor's of Science in Nursing degree online is designed for nurses who currently have an RN and are seeking their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. The program helps to prepare nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to expand their practice options for a variety of clinical and administrative leadership activities in an increasingly complex and diverse environment.

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

  • Classes start in 13 Days

  • Checkmark icon Total Credits  180

This program is available at the following campuses and/or online: Online

Program Details

Career Paths
Curriculum
Alumni Experience
Employer Experience
  • Career Paths

    If you want to achieve more in your career, you have to own every opportunity— starting with the right nursing degree. Potential career paths for those who earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree include:2

    • Registered Nurse
    • Nurse Manager
    • Staff Nurse
    • Clinical Nurse Intensive Care Unit (icu) Registered Nurse
    • Nurse Case Manager
    • Nurse Supervisor
    • Case Manager
    • Charge Nurse
    • Post-Anesthesia Care Unit (pacu) Registered Nurse
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  • Curriculum

    The core courses for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree are focused on providing a holistic overview of industry-relevant skills to those who aspire to become a nurse. Core courses include:

    • Select 12 credits from approved 300-400 level courses
    • Management of Human Resources
    • Technological Applications in Healthcare Organizations
    • Organizational Behavior Principles
    • Challenges and Trends in Contemporary Nursing
    • Nursing Informatics
    • Population-Based Nursing
    • Alternative and Complementary Interventions
    • Safety and Quality Improvement in Nursing Practice
    • Health and Wellness Assessment
    • Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research
    • Leadership and Nursing Systems Management
    • Innovation in Nursing
    • Community and Public Health Nursing
    • Clinical Reasoning Seminar
    • Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace

    Please see the course catalog for information regarding Admissions Requirements and your state's Nurse Practice Act.

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  • Alumni Experience

    Starting in 2012, CTU began a longitudinal study of the impact of higher education on its graduates’ career progression. Each year the study surveys alumni who graduated from CTU one, three, five, and ten years prior. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas the alumni were asked about.3

    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Satisfaction with experience at CTU
    86%
    Likely to recommend CTU to a friend or colleague
    84%
    Instructors appeared knowledgeable in their subject matter
    92%
    CTU’s program prepared me to pursue a career in my field
    77%
    My education has helped me advance my career
    63%
    Satisfaction with Colorado Technical University Rating (%)*
    Engage in creative problem solving
    79%
    Understand all sides of an issue or challenge
    83%
    Team up with co-workers to solve issues and challenges
    80%
    Communicate effectively with co-workers
    81%
    Communicate effectively with my manager
    82%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed that CTU equipped them for skill or competency

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  • Employer Experience

    Since 2010, CTU has measured the experience of employers with recent CTU graduates on their staff to better understand how to deliver a curriculum to students that provide the broadest opportunities for career growth. The results are specific to each degree. Below are areas employees were asked about in regards to their CTU Alumni employees.4,5

    Employer Experience Rating (%)*
    Likelihood that an employer of a CTU grad would hire another
    85%
    CTU graduates performed as well or better than other employees
    99%
    CTU graduates prepared as well or better than other employees to work at their job6
    100%
    Employers' Ranking of CTU Graduates' Skills & Competencies Rating (%)*
    Analyze data effectively
    95%
    Demonstrate appropriate problem-solving skills on the job
    91%
    Can be trusted to communicate appropriately with senior leadership at organization6
    98%
    Can be trusted to write a report (or other communication) without managerial editorial input
    98%
    Demonstrate understanding of communications written to them
    95%
    Are able to negotiate compromises
    91%
    Take direction well
    94%
    Work effectively in a team environment
    84%
    Coordinate team projects effectively
    83%
    Manage conflicts effectively
    81%
    Provide input on planning for business
    85%
    Take initiative to lead projects6
    91%
    Think about how their projects will impact the business6
    88%

    *Percentage of respondents who agreed or strongly agreed

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Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures

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Online Programs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2007 and 10/15/2007 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 20%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

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1According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational employment projections to 2016

2http://www.burning-glass.com/realtime; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.

3Alumni Survey - 2012 CTU Alumni Career Progression Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

4Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of CTU alumni who graduated in designated years between 2002 and 2011.

5Employer Survey - 2011 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2010 CTU graduates.

6Employer Survey - 2012 CTU Employer Experience Research: Survey of 2011 CTU graduates.

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