Bachelor of Science in Nursing

RN to BSN Degree Completion Program

You’re ready to earn your BSN degree. And Colorado Technical University has the accreditation you want along with the flexible schedule designed to fit your needs. There are eight different program start dates and the entire program can be completed in as little as 9 months*. It’s focused, rigorous and designed by nurses just like you. CTU's RN to BSN program: Starting at $12,480.**

RN to BSN Completion Program Goals:

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

At this time, Colorado Technical University cannot accept inquiries for the RN-BSN program from residents of the states of Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

*Tuition cost and timing assumes a student will be awarded the maximum qualifying 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 and program length may change 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.

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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 (





  • Online
  • 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.1 The RN to BSN degree completion program at Colorado Technical University is designed to help nurses prepare and develop the knowledge and skills needed to help 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 provides students with the opportunity to 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 is designed to help highly qualified professional nurses prepare for their careers at the bachelor’s level.

  • Degree Requirements

    Courses - Upper Level Core
    ECON310 Global Managerial Economics 4
    ELE Elective 4
    FINC400 Financial Management 4
    ELE Elective 4
    MGM335 Organizational Behavior Principles 4
    ELE Elective 4
    MGM355 International Business Practices 4
    ELE Elective 4
    MGM365 The Legal and Ethical Environment of Business 4
    ELE Elective 4
    MGMT345 Operations Management 4
    ELE Elective 4
    MGMT455 Business Policies and Strategies 4
    ELE ELE Elective 9 (4) 4
    MPM434 Project Scheduling and Cost 6
    Total Credit Hours: 34
    Courses: General Education
    HIST101 Modern American History: 1950 to the 21st Century 4.5
    GOVT201 American Government and Public Affairs 4.5
    MATH301 Data Driven Statistics 4.5
    MATH451 Data Driven Decision Making 4.5
    PHIL101 Introduction to Ethics 4.5
    SCI101 Introduction to the Sciences 4.5
    SCI103 Science and Technology- Laboratory Course 1.5
    SCI201 Environmental Science and Sustainability 4.5
    SCI203 Environmental Science and Sustainability - Laboratory Course 1.5
    Total Credit Hours: 30
    Courses: Core
    ACCT201 Accounting I 4
    ELE Elective 4
    ACCT202 Accounting II 4
    ELE Elective 4
    HRMT215 Management of Human Resources 4
    ELE Elective 4
    MGMT115 Introductory Business Practices 4
    ELE Elective 4
    MKTG225 Introduction to Marketing 4
    ELE Elective 4
    MPM210 Introduction to Project Management 6
    Total Credit Hours: 26
    Associate Degree Completion (90)

    Total Credit Hours: 180

    Requirements Notes:

    The Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) degree program is designed specifically for the Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC). Only students entering via AU-ABC are eligible for enrollment into the BSM program.

    Air University Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (AU-ABC)

    The Air University (AU) Associate to Baccalaureate Cooperative (ABC) program is a special initiative between the Air Force and civilian higher education institutions designed to offer baccalaureate degree opportunities to every Air Force enlisted member. 

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    Community College of the Air Force (CCAF) graduates with selected associate of applied science degrees are eligible to enroll in Colorado Technical University's Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice (BSCJ), Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management (BSHCM), or Bachelor of Science in Management (BSM) degree program. This unique CTU AU-ABC degree program allows Airmen and Airwomen to earn their BSCJ, BSHCM or BSM in no more than 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours), while accepting 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) in transfer-in credit from their applicable CCAF degree. Total degree program = 120 SH of which no more than 60 are required to be taken through CTU.

    Members of the U.S. Air Force with any CCAF associate of applied science degree are eligible to participate in the CTU AU-ABC BSCJ, BSHCM or BSM programs. Students must complete the CCAF degree requirements with a minimum 2.00 GPA. 

    Additional information regarding AU-ABC may be viewed here.

  • The Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration Healthcare Management degree program is designed to help graduates prepare for careers in the healthcare industry. Students will have the opportunity to 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 to pursue 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 is designed to provide students with a 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.

  • Tuition


    *Tuition and timing reflects an accelerated pace for the nursing component of the program. Additional courses, such as general education requirements, may be necessary dependent on credits transferred to CTU. View our Tuition Resources.

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  • Outcomes

    BSN Program Outcomes:

    • 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
  • 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 English Proficiency prior to enrollment. Learn more about CTU’s English Proficiency requirements.

    At this time, Colorado Technical University cannot accept inquiries for the RN-BSN program from residents of the states of Delaware, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New York, Tennessee, Utah, and West Virginia.

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Employment Rates:

Given the fact that all of the rates reflected below are based on historical data and were subject to varying levels of audit and re-interpretation, students should not rely on them as an implicit or explicit representation or promise of future outcomes or employability following completion of a program of study. Indeed, there are numerous factors that affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment over which we have little or no control. Therefore, our school cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation, or employment for any student.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education:

Reporting Period: 1/1/2017 through 6/30/2017

Date Submitted: 11/2017

Campus Rate
NA Actual Rate
Program Rate
78.8% Actual Rate
This is the most recent calendar year employment rate reported, which reflects the partial six month period from 1/1/2017 to 6/30/2017.

Online Programs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period:20%

All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.

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Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education:
Date Submitted: 11/2017
The percentage of students who started in the nursing program between 1/6/2013 and 11/17/2013 who completed the program within 36 months is 77.38%

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