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UNC prepares nurses to make an impact, and will provide you with the skills and experience you need to earn a nursing license and excel in the profession. In our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, you’ll learn from exceptional faculty and gain approximately 1,000 hours of clinical training, becoming part of a tight-knit community of teachers, students, practitioners and mentors. 

Our nursing degree program graduates earn outstanding scores on the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX), with first-time pass rates ranging between 95 and 100 percent. The program offers you an unusually broad range of clinical experiences, culminating in a 225-hour practicum that’s tailored to your academic interests and career goals. You’ll get comfortable with current technology and professional standards, entering the work force with confidence and knowledge to make a difference from day one.


Degree Options

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.)

UNC’s nursing program holds national accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. We offer personalized academic advising to freshmen and sophomores, so you’ll be prepared to apply for formal admission to the nursing program in your fourth semester. Core curriculum encompasses all major areas of nursing practice, with emphasis on professional issues such as evidence-based practice, management, and leadership.

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B.S.N. Program Information

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (B.S.N.), Second Degree

Open to students who already hold a non-nursing bachelor’s (or higher) degree, this five-semester program includes the same intensive clinical focus and broad experience as the traditional BSN degree. You can earn your nursing degree within two calendar years.

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Second Degree Program Information

Simulating Poverty
and Building Understanding

UNC nursing students participate in a unique poverty simulation that enriches not only their educational experience, but also the understanding they bring to their work in health care settings.

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Your Future in Nursing

With a UNC nursing degree, you’ll maximize your career potential and take full advantage of a wide range of professional opportunities. Our graduates have an outstanding employment record, and students often receive job offers prior to graduation as a result of their internship experience and clinical training. UNC’s nursing program has longstanding relationships with health care providers throughout the Front Range, with a well-established reputation for excellence in nurse education and professional training.

Consider UNC's B.S.N. programs if you are:

  • Interested in making a positive difference in people’s lives
  • Hard-working and detail-oriented
  • Comfortable with scientific subject matter
  • A good communicator with potential for leadership

You’ll learn:

  • Scientific foundations of human health
  • Standards of professional practice
  • Techniques and technologies in clinical care
  • Ethical and moral issues in nursing

Sample courses:

  • Foundations of Nursing
  • Research and Evidence Based Practice
  • Current Issues in Health Care
  • Advanced Nursing Concepts and Care
  • Professionalism in Practice: Leadership and Management

Beyond the Classroom

UNC’s nursing program includes an unusually strong senior-year practicum of 225 hours -- 45 hours longer than in most programs. UNC has strong relationships with an exceptionally broad range of health care providers, enabling us to provide a practicum assignment that closely reflects your specialized career interests. Overall you’ll log approximately 1,000 hours of clinical training in a full range of settings that includes operating rooms, emergency rooms, intensive care, pediatric care, psychiatric units, and public health centers.

Where can your degree take you?

  • Hospital nursing
  • Operating room nursing
  • Maternity/OB-GYN
  • Pediatric nursing
  • Hospice care
  • Home health care
  • Occupational health
  • Public/community health
  • Psychiatric care

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