Nursing RN–BS
Online Program

An Online BSN Program for ADN Nurses

The University of Northern Colorado RN–BS program is designed for working ADN graduate Registered Nurses to be able to complete their Nursing Bachelor of Science degree online in just 20 months. For those without an ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) or Diploma Nursing Degree, the Academic Program Coordinator can advise you on choosing state-approved programs and other steps required for you to be eligible for the RN–BS program.

You can begin the online program, offered by the UNC School of Nursing through the Office of Extended Studies, each Fall or Spring term. Students will be admitted twice a year via a competitive admission process, and class size is limited. See the Get Started section below for admission deadlines and processes. There is a one-day orientation on campus in Greeley, Colorado for admitted students at the beginning of the program.

More Resources

We also encourage you to visit the School of Nursing–RN–BS Program page for more information and to begin the application process.

View the RN–BS Brochure (pdf).


Contact the Academic Program Coordinator

Nursing: RN–BS—Academic Program Coordinator

Katrina Einhellig
(970) 351-2269

Course of Study

This 30-credit-hour program consists of 10 courses taken completely online in about 20 months. Nurses are able to work full time while completing the program. Students take one online course at a time (two courses per semester). Semester five courses require clinical preceptors at a facility set up by the student and faculty for a total of 180 practicum hours. There is a one-day orientation on campus in Greeley, Colorado for admitted students at the beginning of the program.

Semester 1

  • NURS 303 Transition to Baccalaureate Nursing (3)
  • NURS 305 Professional Nursing Concepts (3)

Semester 2

  • NURS 329 Health Assessment - RN/BSN (3)
  • NURS 380 Research and Evidenced Based Practice (3)

Semester 3

  • NURS 382 Patient-Centered Care Concepts Across the Lifespan (3)
  • NURS 383 Current Issues in Health Care - RNs (3)

Semester 4

  • NURS 405 Theory and Principles of Public Health Nursing: Population-Based Practice (3)
  • NURS 406 Clinical Practice of Public Health Nursing: Population-Based Practice (3)

Semester 5

  • NURS 480 Professionalism in Practice: Leadership and Management (3)
  • NURS 470 Clinical Practice: Professionalism in Practice (3)

Admission Requirements and Transfer Credit

Tuition, Financial Aid and Health Insurance

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