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Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN - Traditional)

The UNC School of Nursing provides a bachelor's degree program that prepares graduates for professional nursing practice and provides the foundation for graduate study in nursing.

The traditional degree program is designed to be completed in approximately four and a half (4.5) years.  It typically includes two (2) years of prerequisite coursework as a pre-nursing student with an application submitted to the School of Nursing in January of the sophomore year.

Upon admission to the program, clinical coursework begins either the following May or August with 36 students admitted to each start date for a total of 72 new admits per year.  There are five semesters of coursework including one required summer of study over a period of 2 years.

During these 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 are guided by nursing faculty.


For advising and other questions about the BSN - Traditional Degree program, please contact Lori Lehmann, Undergraduate Program Management Specialist, at lori.lehmann@unco.edu or 970-351-2294.

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