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Your Nursing Skills. Recognized.
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, MSN and DNP 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.
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.
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:
- Built around our proprietary intellipath® learning system where nurses can quickly move over the content they already know
- Designed to make the most of your prior nursing education, certification, and experience
- Complete clinical experiences in your own community
Apply today, complete an admissions interview, and receive a decision in as few as 48 hours. The program starts 9 times a year!
Students seeking a Master of Science in Nursing degree with a concentration in Nursing Administration or Nursing Education can:
- Pursue a flexible, mobile-friendly, online nursing degree starting at $17,760
- Finish your degree in as little as 18 months
- Potentially complete your practicum at your own place of work
- Participate in courses that require no group work or projects required
Students seeking a Master of Science in Nursing – Family Nurse Practitioner program can:
- Pursue advanced practice nursing in a flexible, mobile-friendly, online nursing program
- Finish your degree in as little as 24 months
- Complete your practicums in your community (where applicable)
- Meet classmates and faculty members at two weekend labs in Colorado
The Master of Science in Nursing degree program at Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org.)
CTU's Master of Science in Nursing ranked on the U.S. News & World Report 2021 "Best Of" list**
** CTU programs are ranked among U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Online Programs.
Build upon the educational competencies of your Master of Science in Nursing degree and earn your terminal, professional degree in nursing*.
- Finish your degree in as little as 21-27 months**
- Developed using the AACN Essentials of Doctoral Education for Advanced Nursing Practice
- Option to complete your required practicum hours at your workplace
- Designed to help you prepare for clinical and healthcare leadership positions
The Doctor of Nursing Practice degree program at Colorado Technical University is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).
*This program is not a Nurse Practitioner program or a PhD and is designed for students with a current, active, and unencumbered RN license in the US.
**Program length assumes a student will be continuously enrolled, and satisfactorily complete all program requirements for graduation. Additional courses, such as statistics requirements, may be necessary dependent on credits transferred to CTU
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Award-Winning Nursing Education
CTU is proud to be a member of Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (Alpha Alpha Epsilon chapter). This honor society supports the learning, knowledge, and professional development of nurses committed to making a difference in healthcare.
CTU was recognized by Skyfactor Benchworks, a Macmillan Learning Company, as one of the first recipients of the Assessment and Impact Award for Nursing Education. The award was created to highlight schools of nursing that are successfully using data to improve their programs, helping to retain students and developing more practice-ready nursing professionals. Read more.
Welcome from the Dean
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.1
At CTU, we continue to expand our programs and concentrations based on recommendations from our advisory board and nursing industry employers and experts. In 2019, CTU’s RN-BSN degree program received a 10-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
Vice Provost | University Dean of Nursing
Nursing Careers Articles
A nursing degree may open the door to a variety of opportunities and diverse career paths. The degree programs offered at CTU will not necessarily lead to the featured careers. This collection of articles is intended to help inform and guide you through the process of determining which level of degree and types of certifications align with your desired career path.
- Careers in Nursing
- How to Become an Acute Care Nurse
- How to Become a Case Management Nurse
- How to Become a Critical Care Nurse
- How to Become a Clinical Nurse Specialist
- How to Become an ER Nurse
- How to Become a Forensic Nurse
- How to Become a Labor & Delivery Nurse
- How to Become an LPN
- How to Become a Neonatal Nurse
- How to Become a Nurse
- How to Become a Nurse Anesthetist
- How to Become a Nurse Informatics Specialist
- How to Become a Nurse Practitioner
- How to Become an Oncology Nurse
- How to Become a Pediatric Nurse
- How to Become a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
- How to Become a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner
- How to Become a Psychiatric Nurse
- How to Become an RN
- How to Become a Telemetry Nurse
- How to Become a Travel Nurse
*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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