Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing
RN to BSN Online Program Option
Denver College of Nursing’s online option has been designed by nurses for the licensed, working nurse. As a single-purpose nursing college, we are uniquely positioned to know the needs of RN students. You will be able to earn your degree in a cohort of your professional peers in a supportive smaller school environment with a challenging, but manageably paced curriculum. From our experienced nurse educators to the administration, you will find that Denver college of Nursing is dedicated to the success of every student. Your success is our success.
- No pre-requisite classes to take with an accredited associate degree in nursing
- Nursing focus – our RN to BSN curriculum has 70% nursing course credit
- Receive 90 credits or more for your previous education
- Manageable schedule – 2-3 classes per quarter
- Complete your degree in as little as 15 months, with 2-week breaks in-between quarters
- 24/7 access to online courses, tutoring, and support services
- Asynchronous classroom environment – no mandatory course times
- Experiential learning activities that enable you to apply what you are learning directly to real-world nursing cases
- Laptop computer included in total program cost*
When accepted into the RN to BSN online program you will receive 90 credits for your past education in nursing, and still be able to transfer in any other approved courses.
The baccalaureate program at Denver College of Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the college is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Be assured this this degree is a solid educational foundation for all your endeavors, from the healthcare workplace to your next steps into masters and/or doctoral work.
Denver college of Nursing developed a framework for its RN to BSN curriculum by incorporating the Quality and Safety Education for Nurses (QSEN) core competencies and the Nursing Process into course objectives and content. This integration was specifically designed to create specific graduate competencies, as listed below. This forward-thinking nursing program framework will supply you with the firm foundation on which you can continue to build your career.
The QSEN competencies include:
- Patient centered Care
- Teamwork & Collaboration
- Evidence-based Practice
- Quality Improvement
- Patient Advocate
- Change Agent
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Transparency in tuition and other costs:
Scholarships available for those who qualify!
Denver College of Nursing is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
Denver College of Nursing’s baccalaureate nursing program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).
Dates & Deadlines
All required application materials must be completed/saved/uploaded as appropriate to the electronic DCN application in order for the college to consider the application for admission to the RN to BSN program option. Applications must be submitted by the appropriate deadline as indicated below.
The application deadlines for the RN to BSN program option are:
- April 1, 2020
Program Start Dates
- April 6, 2020
|Course No.||Course Name||Quarter Credits|
|COM/ENG||Communications or English Composition II||4|
|HUN/ PHI||Any Humanities Ethics Course||8|
|MAT/SCI||College level Mathematics/ Science||8|
|PSY||Any Psychology Course Except Introductory Level||4|
|SOC||Any Sociology Course||4|
|HIT 420||Healthcare Informatics||5|
|NUR 300||Professional Issues in Nursing||5|
|NUR 309||Pathophysiology for the Registered Nurse||6|
|NUR 325||Healthcare Delivery Systems||5|
|NUR 335||Health Promotion in Nursing||5|
|NUR 370||Cultural Dimensions in Nursing||5|
|NUR 400||Research and Evidence Based Practice||6|
|NUR 415||Policy, Finance, and Quality in Nursing and Healthcare||6|
|NUR 425||Population-Based Nursing||6|
|NUR 435||Leadership and Management in Nursing||6|
|General Education Quarter Credits||28|
|Nursing Quarter Credits||62|
|RN to BSN Option Total Quarter Credits||90|
|Quarter Credits Awarded for Prior Degree||90|
|Total Quarter Credits for the BSN Degree||180|
*General Education Course Substitutions may be considered for transfer.
A minimum of 25% of the DCN program courses must be earned at Denver College of Nursing.
RN to BSN Online Program Option Requirements and Prerequisites
Applicants must meet the following requirements:
- Submit an official transcript to the Dean of Nursing Education or designee indicating graduation from an accredited Associate Degree in Nursing program or RN Diploma Program (no transfer credits will be accepted after the first term)
- Hold an unencumbered state license as a registered nurse
NOTE: Meet additional requirements detailed in the Admissions Policies and Procedures section of the catalog.
No entrance testing is required for this program.