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.

  •  Classes start October 04, 2015

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As the largest group in the US healthcare workforce, nurses are challenged to make a significant difference in the health outcomes of individuals and populations. Nursing roles range from bedside care delivery to executive leadership in complex health systems. The RN to BSN degree completion program at Colorado Technical University is designed to prepare nurses with the knowledge and skills needed to expand their practice options for a variety of clinical and administrative leadership activities and to manage change in an increasingly complex and diverse environment. Building on a foundation of general education and core coursework, the nursing major courses range from a review of the challenges and trends in nursing care to a nursing capstone seminar that will synthesize and apply prior learning. The Colorado Technical University RN to BSN program furthers the mission of the university to teach real-world nursing that serves the needs of students, the population, and the healthcare industry and prepares highly qualified professional nurses at the bachelor’s level.

Nursing Program Mission Statement:

Through an innovative curriculum and student-centered teaching, the nursing faculty teaches, supports, and inspires students to become competent, caring, and accountable professionals who serve a diverse client population within a dynamic health care environment.

Admission Requirements

Admission to this program requires an unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the United States. Students must have graduated from an Associate Degree in Nursing or a Diploma Registered Nurse (RN) Program, or a graduate-entry educational transition program preparing students for eligibility to become licensed as a Registered Nurse. International students must demonstrate proficiency in the English Language, as measured by a TOEFL score of 550 or above; 213 or higher on the computer based exam

BSN Program prepares the student to:

  • Care for complex needs of patients across the healthcare continuum and/or a variety of settings
  • Be a leader in the profession of nursing

BSN Program competencies:

  • Assess the role of the nurse and the need for open communication, mutual respect and shared decision-making with other healthcare providers in the team’s efforts to achieve quality outcomes for patient-centered care
  • Apply knowledge of healthcare policy, finance, regulation, accreditation and trends in healthcare to active participation in the profession of nursing serving as a patient advocate
  • Evaluate information and technology resources to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error and support decision-making in the delivery of healthcare
  • Identify patient preferences, values and needs while recognizing the patient or their designee as the source of control in providing compassionate and coordinated nursing care
  • Design strategies using continuous quality improvement processes to improve the quality and safety of healthcare systems
  • Analyze strategies to optimize system effectiveness and individual performance that will minimize the risk of harm to patients and providers
  • Evaluate evidence-based practices within clinical expertise, patient preferences, and values for the integration of those practices in the delivery of quality healthcare
  • Apply leadership and communication skills to improve the safety, quality, and cost of healthcare
Degree Requirements
Courses: General Education
COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing

4.5

or
COMS203 Speech Communications

4.5

GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs

4.5

or
HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

4.5

HSS261 Ethics in Healthcare

4.5

SOCL202 Social Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Class

4.5

General Education Credit Hours: 18
Courses: Core
ELE Select 12 credits from approved 300-400 level courses

12

HCM410 Fiscal Management in Healthcare Services

4

HRMT215 Management of Human Resources

4

MGM335 Organizational Behavior Principles

4

NRSG310 Challenges and Trends in Contemporary Nursing

4

NRSG311 Nursing Informatics

4

NRSG312 Population-Based Nursing

4

NRSG313 Alternative and Complementary Interventions

4

NRSG314 Safety and Quality Improvement in Nursing Practice

4

NRSG410 Health and Wellness Assessment

4

NRSG411 Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research

4

NRSG412 Leadership and Nursing Systems Management

4

NRSG413 Innovation in Nursing

4

NRSG490 Nursing Theory, Critical Thinking and Competency

4

NRSG495 Nursing Capstone

4

PSYC337 Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace

4

Core Credit Hours: 72
Courses: Degree/Cert Transfer
ADN/RN Associate Degree or Diploma in Nursing

90

Courses: Core Choices
HCM307 The Health Care Industry

4

HRM345 Building Effective Teams

4

HRMT440 Managing Organizational Change

4

MGM316 International Business Communications

4

MGM355 International Business Practices

4

MGM365 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

4

MGMT345 Operations Management

4

HCI300 Introduction to Health Informatics

4

HCI310 DBMS for Healthcare

4

HCI380 Security of Electronic Health Information

4

HCI400 Health Analytics and Business Intelligence in Healthcare

4

TOTAL CREDIT HOURS: 180
Notice to Registered Nurses
Every State’s Nurse Practice Act has regulations pertaining to Online Nursing Degrees. Therefore, RN students need to be aware of the regulations in their own state. The Nurse Practice Act for each state is found on the website for that particular State’s Board of Nursing. Contact information for each State’s Board of Nursing is available on the website for the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN). www.ncsbn.org

COMS201 Technical and Professional Writing

This course covers technical and professional writing.  Students review and prepare a wide variety of documents including abstracts and/or executive summaries, mechanism and process descriptions, instructions, proposals, requirement specifications, test plans and procedures, and technical datasheets. Special attention is given to adapting writing style to a particular audience, adjusting document mechanics and semantics for a specific purpose, formatting design elements in a consistent manner, and integrating graphics into a document.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4.5

Distribution

General Education
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COMS203 Speech Communications

Successful professionals are excellent communicators. Brevity, precision and adherence to common formats are hallmarks of clear, consistent and concise communication. This course sharpens students’ skills in oral communication with a focus on presenting in professional settings.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4.5
×

GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs

This course provides the student with an overview of the framework and basic functions of the various branches of government, the role of politics in democracy, and the relationship of government and public policy. Students will also consider the similarities and differences between national, state, and local governments.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4.5
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HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century

Today's news is tomorrow’s history, a maxim that strikes at the heart of our historical experience and how it affects current events. This course focuses on the key people, social experiments and technologies that continue to impact our lives. Particular attention is paid to the latter half of the 20th Century and the dawn of a new millennium in America – a time that, through the lens of history, both gives us pause and inspires hope for the future.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4.5

Distribution

General Education
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HSS261 Ethics in Healthcare

Healthcare ethics can have a major impact on everyone involved in healthcare from the patient to the provider. There are ethical questions that arise in healthcare involving technology and whether it should be used in all cases and questions on charges and payment for services in healthcare. The healthcare management professional must be ready to present him/herself as an ethical administrator. This course will provide the foundation for ethical practice and include discussion on various influences on ethics. Students will have an opportunity to complete virtual simulations that provide case studies to further their understanding of ethics and apply ethics in the healthcare management environment. In addition, students will be provided with the information, and have the opportunity to take a HIPAA Awareness examination.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4.5

Distribution

Health
×

SOCL202 Social Perspectives on Race, Gender, and Class

There is an interconnection between gender, race, and class that not only forms our individual identities but also influences how we view the world and others. This course will explore how our personal perspectives mold the lens through which we observe our interactions with others. The focus will be on taking the viewpoint of those unlike ourselves. Each individual experience will be different, but understanding the perspective of others promotes effective participation in a diverse environment.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4.5

Distribution

General Education
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HCM410 Fiscal Management in Healthcare Services

This course introduces concepts and techniques of managerial accounting for general health services managers. Topics covered include: fiscal planning and performance, budgeting, control and reporting. Financial management in long-term care facilities, home health agencies, and hospitals are discussed.

Prerequisites

ACCT201   or ACC310

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

HRMT215 Management of Human Resources

This course examines the role and function of the Human Resource Department in the organization. It is an overview of human resource activities including job analysis, performance appraisals, recruiting, selection, compensation, and career development. Additionally, employee diversity, labor relations, organization development and equal employment opportunity will be discussed.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGM335 Organizational Behavior Principles

In this course students examine individual and group behavior within the context of the organizational design and culture. This course provides theoretical and practical knowledge for understanding topics such as motivation, leadership, managerial decision-making, group processes, and conflict resolution.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

NRSG310 Challenges and Trends in Contemporary Nursing

The changing demographics of the US population, rapid growth in the use of technology, the diversity of the population and the pressure for cost containment pose challenges that impact nursing practice. In addition to these challenges, the profession faces a looming workforce demand that is currently unmet. This course is designed to prepare nurses for clinical and leadership roles that can effectively respond to the complexity and challenges in today’s health care delivery environment. Students will complete a change management project pertaining to nursing practice as a major assignment for this course.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

NRSG311 Nursing Informatics

Nursing informatics has been defined by the American Nurses Association as the integration of nursing science, computer science and information science in identifying, collecting, processing, and managing data and information to support nursing practice, administration, education, research and the expansion of nursing knowledge. Using this definition as a framework, the course will explore the data sources and technological tools and methods used by nurses to further the quality and effectiveness of care delivery in today’s complex healthcare environment.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

NRSG312 Population-Based Nursing

Population based nursing expands the scope of nursing practice from the individual to groups ranging from families, to communities and to a global perspective. This course will introduce the student to concepts of public health science and blend these with an approach to nursing care as it is delivered to populations. Concepts will include epidemiology, levels of health promotion and disease prevention and the role of the public health nurse in a diverse global society. The course will include a real world assignment with population-focused, community-based care delivery.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

NRSG313 Alternative and Complementary Interventions

Recent government surveys found that over 38 % of adults in the U.S. use some form of alternative or complementary intervention as part of their regular health care program. In fact, adults currently spend almost 40 billion dollars of out of pocket funds on alternative treatments and resource materials (NHIS, 2009). As our society grows and becomes more diverse, it is important that nurses are aware of the array of alternative and complementary forms of treatment available to patients and their families. This course will examine various forms of alternative treatment and consider how the nurse can evaluate their efficacy and safety and partner with patients and providers to incorporate them into holistic treatment plans.
National Health Interview Survey (2009)

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

NRSG314 Safety and Quality Improvement in Nursing Practice

Achieving patient care outcomes that are of a high quality and protective of patient safety and well being are paramount to nursing practice. This course will focus on the processes and practices of quality assessment and continuous quality improvement for a variety of healthcare indicators sensitive to nursing interventions. Additionally students will examine the issue of patient safety and create a model patient safety initiative for a clinical population.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

NRSG410 Health and Wellness Assessment

As providers of care, nurses should be competent in conducting comprehensive assessments of the health and well being of patients. Assessment includes completion of a systematic health history, a physical examination, a family and social and spiritual history, and a life style behavioral assessment. Students will learn the strategies for completing and recording a comprehensive patient assessment focused on health and wellness across the lifespan. Though a physical exam will be covered, this is not a physical assessment course.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

NRSG411 Evidence Based Practice and Applied Nursing Research

The nursing profession is accountable to the public to deliver care based on evidence and best practice standards. This course will prepare students to access, evaluate and integrate nursing research findings in practice. Topics will include an overview of the research process, methods used to access and analyze research findings, and strategies used to move from knowledge development to knowledge use in clinical practice.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

NRSG412 Leadership and Nursing Systems Management

As the complexity and demand for health care expands, nurse leaders and managers must be prepared to plan, coordinate, implement, and evaluate patient care delivery. In addition, the nurse leader needs to use resources such as time, money, equipment, and nursing manpower wisely to promote optimal patient outcomes. This course will prepare the nurse with the knowledge and skills necessary for effective leadership and management in today’s complex and diverse healthcare environment.

Prerequisites

300 level nursing courses

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

NRSG413 Innovation in Nursing

Innovation is a vital concern in nursing. As healthcare moves increasingly to outpatient, patient-centered practice that is safe and effective, innovation in care delivery is essential. Consumers including payers, employers and patients are actively involved in making decisions about health care and lifestyle choices. This course is designed to support the nurse to systematically examine clinical practice issues such as workforce, manpower, collaborative care models, long term care, use of technology and underserved populations, and to apply systems thinking to create innovative practice solutions. Strategies for creativity and innovation will be applied to nursing practice.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

NRSG490 Nursing Theory, Critical Thinking and Competency

This course will provide students with the opportunity to develop and demonstrate critical thinking skills in relation to competencies. The relationship between critical thinking and the Quality and Safety in Nursing Education competencies will be the focus. Students will be given virtual clinical experiences that reflect real world scenarios to demonstrate critical thinking associated with the identified competencies. This course will also correlate theory with clinical practice.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

NRSG495 Nursing Capstone

This is the final course in the BSN degree completion program. Students will complete individual assignments that build toward a final assignment that will encompass the program competencies and reflect a synthesis and application of their prior coursework. This course will require the student to demonstrate an understanding and application of the concepts associated with communication skills, leadership skills, healthcare policy, finance, regulation and accreditation, information and technology resources, patient preferences, values and needs, quality improvement processes, system effectiveness and individual performance factors, and evidence based practice.

Prerequisites

Last Quarter

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

PSYC337 Abnormal Psychology in the Workplace

This course examines how to distinguish normal from abnormal behavior and present the major perspectives regarding psychological disorders. The medical perspective, the psychoanalytical perspective, the behavioral and cognitive perspectives, the socio-cultural perspective as well as the humanistic perspective of diagnosis and dealing with behavior label abnormal are explored. The course reviews a historical perspective regarding unusual, out of the norm and or distressed behavior in the past, linking it to superstition, witchcraft and contrasting arrays of treatments and approaches available today. Common disorders are defined such as anxiety, phobias, panic attacks, psycho-somatic disorders, dissociative disorders, mood problems, schizophrenia, depression and personality disconnects. Those who deal with human behavior in the workplace need to understand behavior and assess when it has reached a level of concern that may require outside expertise.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Psychology
×

HCM307 The Health Care Industry

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the healthcare industry, with an emphasis on the development of diversification of health care organizations, different management structures, the process of health policymaking and basic healthcare operations.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

HRM345 Building Effective Teams

In this course students will explore two of the characteristics of the modern work environment: diversity and teams. They will explore the opportunities and challenges that arise from a diverse workforce. In addition, team building and conflict resolution skills will be covered in this course.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

HRMT440 Managing Organizational Change

This course focuses on the theories, stages, practices and implications of the organizational change process. Some topics discussed include preparing to manage change, articulating choices, envisioning the future and implementing change programs. Students study organizational development models to apply the change process. The major objective of this course is to equip managers and HR professional with the skills and knowledge needed to address the continuous changes in the organization.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGM316 International Business Communications

This course is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of cultures, traditions, and value systems as they apply in international, multinational, and global business settings. Students explore topics such as language and other forms of communication, traditions, values, norms, cultural diversity, cultural influences on communication and the negotiation process, and ways to improve communications with people whose first language is something other than English.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGM355 International Business Practices

In this course students examine the international business environment and how it influences management. It examines the issues and implications involved in the application of modern management practices and principles within the global business environment.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGM365 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business

This course examines the nature of the legal system in which society functions, including business agreements, business entities, and government regulations. Using frameworks for ethical decision-making, students will explore the ethical issues that confront business organizations and individuals.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

MGMT345 Operations Management

This course will examine the principles and techniques of managing operations processes in manufacturing and service industries. Students will explore the interrelationships between operations concepts, such as forecasting, planning products, technologies, facilities, demand, inventory, productivity, quality, and reliability.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Business
×

HCI300 Introduction to Health Informatics

This course will provide the fundamentals of Healthcare Informatics including the roles of healthcare information and management systems professionals, the organizational structures in which they work, and fundamentals of IT project management and implementation techniques. Tools for optimizing electronic access and analysis of health information for improving outcomes of patient care will be emphasized. Topics of discussion will include current IT tools being used in the healthcare industry as well as emerging trends and the IT Future of healthcare and how to manage these within the healthcare environment.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

HCI310 DBMS for Healthcare

This course introduces database design, and implementation and database management systems (DBMS) with a focus on healthcare. Databases in healthcare form an integral part of electronic health records (EHRs) and health information systems (HIS) as well as important tools for decision making. Students will learn basic, conceptual, logical database design, and the file/data acquisition process. With the constraints on healthcare IT staff (ICD 10, HIS implementations, meaningful use, etc.), understanding these processes is extremely valuable. In addition, topics will include implementing these designs using a database management system and developing healthcare applications that access these databases.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

HCI380 Security of Electronic Health Information

This course provides a survey of several Health Information Systems (HIS) for securing healthcare data. These types of systems collect and store data then process it into information used by decision makers. Storing health information in electronic form raises concerns about patient privacy and data security. Adequate protection of the confidentiality and integrity of patient information needs to be insured for HIPAA/HITECH & compliance while keeping the patient information readily available to authorized healthcare personnel. This course’s focus will be on the conceptual foundations around utilizing health information system applications for securely storing, retrieving health information and processing it in business intelligence formats.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

HCI400 Health Analytics and Business Intelligence in Healthcare

Students will understand how to provide historical, current and predictive views of business operations using Business Intelligence. In this course, students investigate the process of planning, designing, building, populating, and maintaining a successful Data Warehouse (DW). Students focus on the implementation of a Data Warehouse as an essential decision-support tool needed for healthcare. Students examine various forms of graphical modeling methods, including business modeling, entity relationship diagramming, dimensional modeling, physical modeling, and Warehouse metadata management.

Prerequisites

None

Corequisites

None

Credits

4

Distribution

Health
×

The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration Healthcare Management degree program is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the healthcare industry. Students will develop proficiency in healthcare management which includes the legal, ethical, and regulatory issues governing the healthcare field.

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree program at CTU is designed to help students obtain the general education, didactic theory, and hands-on training required to work in management within a healthcare industry. The program offers instruction in the business and administrative side of the healthcare industry, including, but not limited to, patient access, revenue cycle management, project management, economics of healthcare, and fundamentals of marketing and human resource management. 

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management - Health Informatics concentration provides the students with the background in healthcare management and a greater understanding of how information technology is used within the healthcare environment. Emphasis will be placed on business intelligence and data analytics to assist decision makers with the tools necessary to make informed decisions and highlighting useful information for stakeholders. 

$58,500 Tuition (when offered 100% online)

We understand that paying for your education is an investment in your future. To make it easy to understand, CTU includes the cost of all books in our published tuition for all of our online degrees.*

Cost of this degree may be reduced based on one or more of the following:

*Fees not included in the published tuition rate. Visit our documents and resources page for links to full tuition, books and fees.
**Financial aid available for those who qualify

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

Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program at Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.aacn.nche.edu/ccne-accreditation).

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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2008 and 10/15/2008 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 24%

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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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