Take advantage of our online and mobile-friendly nursing degree programs as you prepare for the next
challenge in your career. CTU offers RN-BSN and MSN programs which are built on prior foundational nursing knowledge and provide you with the necessary tools to deliver evidence-based care and drive change at the bedside and beyond.
A rapidly changing healthcare system relies on nurses who can effectively lead change and advocate for improvements in patient care. A nursing degree can be crucial in demonstrating your commitment to patient outcomes in the 21st century.1
Students already licensed as registered nurses can earn their RN-BSN in Nursing in as few as 9 months starting at $12,480* in a program that is:
Apply today, complete an admissions interview, and receive a decision in as few as 48 hours. The program starts 8 times a year!
Students seeking a Master's nursing degree program in education or management can:
College of Nursing 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.
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CTU works with you to apply your education and experience towards your RN-BSN degree. Find out more here
Save Time & Money with Experiential Learning for Nursing Degrees
Nurses: You have a lifetime of experience – why not put it to good use? Experiential Learning at CTU allows you to do just that: By submitting an Experiential Learning Portfolio, you could earn credit for your previous nursing experience, non-collegiate education, and more.
Submitting an Experiential Learning Portfolio may save you time and money toward earning your Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree.
An Experiential Learning Portfolio is a digital document that demonstrates your previous knowledge and experience. If this knowledge and experience meets the standards for a particular course, as defined by CTU’s Dean of Nursing, you could bypass that course while still earning the equivalent credits toward your RN-BSN program – thus reducing the time and tuition investment required to earn that degree.
An Experiential Learning Portfolio includes three main components:
Evaluation of experiential learning portfolios is offered for CTU’s Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program . If you’re a nurse enrolled in the RN-BSN program, submitting an Experiential Learning Portfolio may save you both time and money.
By bypassing a particular course while still earning the equivalent credits, you’ll be closer to earning your BSN – and for busy full-time nurses, saving time is essential.
The maximum amount of credits that you can earn through Experiential Learning Portfolios varies based your previous nursing degrees and certifications. For example:
Looking to submit an Experiential Learning Portfolio for your BSN program?
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to get started:
If you have additional questions about an Experiential Learning Portfolio, download our sample portfolio for help or contact an admissions advisor for additional submission instructions.
This is an exciting time for nursing education! I am thrilled that Colorado Technical University offers many innovative ways for faculty and students to collaborate as a team while delivering quality, real-world nursing education.
Health care in the 21st century is changing rapidly and nurses are on the front lines of that transformation. Education is crucial in ensuring that nurses have the skills and information they need to lead change and to be effective advocates for patient care. One leading organization, the Institute of Medicine (IOM), is advocating for the number of nurses with baccalaureate degrees to increase from 50% to 80% by 2020, and for nurses to continue on to receive graduate degrees.2
At CTU, we continue to expand our programs and concentrations based on recommendations from our advisory board and nursing industry employers and experts. In 2015, CTU’s RN-BSN degree program received a 5-year accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), which affirms that CTU’s nursing curriculum, teaching practices, and program outcomes meet the CCNE’s rigorous standards for quality, effective nursing education. Our Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree program is structured to help nurses navigate current industry challenges and emerging trends in nursing.
CTU faculty, staff, and I are here to help guide you as you advance your expertise and realize your professional goals. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Dr. Ruth Tarantine, DNP, RN
University Dean, Nursing
2http://iom.nationalacademies.org/Reports/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing-Leading-Change-Advancing-Health/Infographic.aspx (visited 1/6/16)
1The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. (n.d.) Retrieved 5/6/2016 from http://www.nationalacademies.org/hmd/Reports/2010/The-Future-of-Nursing-Leading-Change-Advancing-Health.aspx.
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).
*Tuition cost assumes a student will be awarded the maximum credit for transfer, licensure, prior experiential learning, and professional certifications, will be continuously enrolled, and satisfactorily completes all program requirements for graduation. The total tuition cost will increase due to academic failure of courses and or withdrawals and drops. CTU cannot guarantee transfer or other credit will be accepted; please see University Transfer Credit policy. For a decision to be received within 48 hours the applicant must set up and participate in an admissions interview with an Admissions Advisor and submit a completed CTU application for consideration.
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