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Healthcare employers’ growing preference for well-trained staff means that there is higher demand for nurses with a bachelor of science in nursing (BSN) degree. The bachelor’s degree prepares nurses for a wide variety of professional roles and graduate study. Students receive a general education in math, humanities, and social sciences while completing coursework like nursing science, research, and leadership. As such, a registered nurse (RN) with a bachelor’s degree has more opportunities for career advancement and higher salary options than one who has only completed an ADN program.

Aspiring nurses can choose one of two BSN options: prelicensure programs that prepare students for the NCLEX-RN exam or RN-to-BSN programs that enable existing nurses to earn a bachelor’s degree. Prelicensure programs are offered at a dozen colleges across the state and typically last for four to five years. Existing nurses who already hold an associate’s degree in nursing can enroll in an RN-to-BSN program that provides a fast-track route to the BSN degree. This is especially relevant for RNs who wish to assume leadership roles, desire greater professional mobility, or intend to pursue graduate studies in nursing.

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Nurses holding bachelor’s degrees are highly sought-after and valued in the healthcare industry. Over 40,000 RNs are employed across Colorado, and these nurses can expect to receive annual salaries up to $81,000.

To help you become a highly skilled and well-trained nurse, we have compiled below a detailed list of BSN programs in Colorado.

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Colorado Springs

University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 92.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Colorado Springs
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Colorado Springs South
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 92.5% 2009 to 2012
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Colorado Springs
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Colorado Springs South
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Denver metro area

Regis University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN: 96.8% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Evening/Weekend): 93.8% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through Q1-2 2013)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 92.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 95.6% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 94.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Denver College of Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 90.5% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2018)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Platt College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 85.0% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2018)
Colorado Christian University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 80.0% NCLEX pass rate (Q1-2 2013 through Q1-2 2013)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Colorado
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 71.2% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
National American University - Centennial
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Denver
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Regis University
Accelerated Second Degree BSN 96.8% 2012 to Q1-2 2013
Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Evening/Weekend) 93.8% 2012 to Q1-2 2013
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 92.9% 2009 to 2012
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 95.6% 2009 to 2012
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 94.7% 2009 to 2012
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Denver College of Nursing
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 90.5% 2012 to 2018
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Platt College
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 85.0% 2012 to 2018
Colorado Christian University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 80.0% Q1-2 2013 to Q1-2 2013
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Colorado
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 71.2% 2009 to 2012
National American University - Centennial
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Denver
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Greeley

University of Northern Colorado
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 94.0% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through 2012)
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
University of Northern Colorado
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 94.0% 2009 to 2012
Accelerated Second Degree BSN
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Colorado cities

Colorado State University - Pueblo
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN: 100.0% NCLEX pass rate (2016 through 2018)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 91.3% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2018)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Colorado Mesa University
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program: 90.5% NCLEX pass rate (2018 through 2018)
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 88.2% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2018)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Adams State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing: 88.2% NCLEX pass rate (2012 through 2012)
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Colorado Mountain College
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Colorado State University - Pueblo
Accelerated Second Degree BSN 100.0% 2016 to 2018
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 91.3% 2012 to 2018
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Colorado Mesa University
LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program 90.5% 2018 to 2018
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 88.2% 2012 to 2018
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Adams State University
Bachelor of Science in Nursing 88.2% 2012 to 2012
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Colorado Mountain College
RN-to-BSN Degree Completion