B.S. Nursing - Traditional Degree Program

Clinical Nursing Program

Admission to the traditional degree clinical nursing program requires a separate application and applications are accepted every January. Upon admission to the program, clinical coursework begins either the following May or August.  There are five semesters of prescribed coursework with one summer off.

The traditional program currently has 72 openings between the Summer and Fall start dates.

Screening is based on:

  1. Completion and verification of Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) course.
  2. GPA will be calculated using the most recent 45 semester hours of coursework and GPA from all of the completed nursing prerequisite courses except BIO 110. (NOTE: Grades from technical courses such as CNA, EMT etc. and remedial courses will not be included. High school Advanced Placement scores are not factored into GPA.)
  3. A grade of “C’” or higher is required in each of the prerequisite courses (or course equivalent). “C-” is not acceptable.

* Criteria are subject to change
** If not accepted into the nursing program, a student may reapply the following year. There is no waitlist.


Clinical Nursing Experiences

During the final two years of study students are involved in clinical nursing experiences. Students have a variety of choices for clinical experiences including hospitals, nursing homes, industry, schools and community agencies, primarily in northeastern Colorado communities. Clinical experiences are concurrent with nursing theory (classes) and is guided by nursing faculty.


Clinical Nursing Courses



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Program Coordinator:

Audrey Bopp, MSN, RN, CNS, CNE
Interim Assistant Director Undergraduate Programs
Office: Gunter Hall, Rm 3190
Phone: 970-351-2301
Fax: 970-351-1707
Email: audrey.bopp@unco.edu

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Pre-Nursing Program Advisor:

Liz Osborn, MA
Undergraduate Advisor
Office: Gunter Hall, Rm 3080
Phone: 970-351-2293
Fax: 970-351-1707
Email: elizabeth.osborn@unco.edu