University of Northern Colorado School of Nursing

The UNC School of Nursing subscribes to a philosophy of nursing that views the patient holistically. Congruent with the belief in the dignity and worth of people is the belief that the individual has a right to be an active participant in the decisions concerning his or her well-being. The Mission of the UNC School of Nursing, congruent with the Mission of the University, is to provide teaching, scholarly activity and service in the discipline of nursing. The School of Nursing strives for excellence as reflected in highly qualified faculty, rigorous academic standards for students and a commitment to quality professional practice outcomes within all healthcare settings.

The School of Nursing is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. The Baccalaureate degree in nursing, Master's degree in nursing, and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree at the University of Northern Colorado is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (

Students graduating from the BSN Program are eligible to sit for the NCLEX RN licensure exam and FNP/DNP graduates are eligible to sit for NP certification examinations.

The School of Nursing is a part of the UNC College of Natural and Health Sciences.


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