RN-to-BSN Completion Program

Delivering quality, flexibility and affordability, FRCC’s accredited RN-to-BSN completion program lets you seamlessly complete your Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Whether you’re a nursing student or already a registered nurse, you can build on your associate degree in the way that works best for you.

Here are some reasons students choose our online RN-to-BSN completion program:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education Accredited seal

Quality You Can Count On

FRCC has been educating nurses in Colorado for more than 50 years. The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at FRCC is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

Our nursing programs have an excellent reputation throughout the state’s health care community. Employers know our well-trained nursing graduates can hit the ground running in a professional environment.

FRCC is also one of the top 10 community colleges in the country for online learning. We have more than 25 years of experience in online education. The college also has one of the most extensive training programs in the US for our online faculty—and our BSN students have dedicated online advisors to help them throughout their time in the program.

"FRCC has a great reputation in the community. Health care employers know the nurses will be prepared and knowledgeable. Front Range always provides great education and prepares everyone for the setting you're going into."

AMY LARABEE, FRCC'S FIRST RN-TO-BSN COMPLETION PROGRAM GRADUATE

Flexibility That Works for Your Schedule

Our classes are designed to give you the flexibility you need to make nursing school work with your busy schedule. You can complete the majority of the program online—doing your coursework when and where it works for you. During our in-person practicum, we also offer opportunities to work with nursing experts close to where you live or work.

If you already have your Associate Degree in Nursing, this program can be completed in four full-time semesters. For students currently enrolled in FRCC’s associate degree nursing program—as well as those working full-time as a registered nurse—the program allows extended time to earn a degree.

"The online format and Front Range cost was far more viable than that of any four-year university. It fit my lifestyle, budget and family plans."

AMY LARABEE, FRCC'S FIRST RN-TO-BSN COMPLETION PROGRAM GRADUATE

Designed for Nurses & Nursing Students

Our program accepts:

  • Students who have successfully completed their first semester of a nationally accredited Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) program at a regionally accredited college—with a minimum 2.0 GPA in nursing courses—and are still enrolled in that ADN program.
  • Nurses who have already earned an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from a regionally accredited college—with a minimum 2.0 GPA in nursing courses—and have a current unencumbered RN license to practice in Colorado.

Advance Your Career—and Your Salary

Demand for nurses in Colorado is on the rise and many health care employers now require their nurses to have a bachelor’s degree. Completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) can help you qualify for more jobs, including supervisory and management positions in Colorado and elsewhere.

A bachelor’s degree is also necessary for advancing a career in nursing leadership, management and education—or for becoming a nurse practitioner.


Course Format

The RN-to-BSN completion program is an online program with practicum coursework. All BSN nursing courses are offered online and are delivered in the Desire to Learn (D2L) learning management system. Students are required to complete 68 hours of practicum work as part of FRCC’s courses in leadership and community health nursing.

To learn more about online courses, online learning services and learning resources, visit our Online Learning website and the Online Academic Success Center.


Required Coursework

The RN-to-BSN completion program requires a total of 120 credit hours (71.5 ADN credits and 48.5 BSN credits). See all required courses and descriptions for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing or choose an option below:

If you have an ADN, the following courses and credits are likely to transfer into the RN-to-BSN completion program.

ADN Courses Credits
ENG 1021 English Composition I
3
PSY 2440 Human Growth & Development  3
HPR 1010 Dietary Nutrition 1
GT Elective 3
Block transfer for ADN   
61.5
TOTAL for ADN 71.5

 

The following courses are required to complete the RN-to-BSN completion program. If you have completed a previous bachelor’s degree, it is likely you have completed many of the required BSN general education courses. 

BSN Courses Credits
ENG 1022 English Composition II 3
MAT 1260 Introduction to Statistics 3

GT Electives (History, Social science, Arts and Humanities) 

12
NUR 3001 Integration into Baccalaureate Nursing Practice 3
NUR 3002 Trends in Nursing Practice 3
NUR 3003 Nursing Research/Evidence-Based Practice 3
NUR 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007 (Choose two) 6
NUR 4008 Legal & Ethical Issues Related to Professional Nursing Practice 3
NUR 4009 Leadership in the Nursing Profession 3.5
NUR 4010 Community Health Nursing Practicum 6
NUR 4011 Senior Seminar 3
SUB-TOTAL 48.5
TOTAL for BSN 120

Current CCCS Registered Nursing program students must complete the following courses to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN):

ADN Courses Credits
These courses must be taken prior to entering the RN-BSN Completion Program
ENG 1021 English Composition I
3
PSY 2440 Human Growth & Development

3

HPR 1010 Dietary Nutrition
BIO 2101 Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab
BIO 2102 Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab
BIO 2104 Microbiology with Lab
MAT 1120 Math for Clinical Calculations
NUR 1009 Fundamentals of Nursing
NUR 1012 Basic Concepts of Pharmacology

If you want to be dually enrolled in the RN-to-BSN completion program
, you may apply at this point.
BIO 2116 Human Pathophysiology
4
NUR 1006 Medical & Surgical Nursing Concepts
7
NUR 1050 Maternal-Child Nursing
6
NUR 2006 Advanced Concepts of Medical & Surgical Nursing I 
6.5
NUR 2011 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing
4
NUR 2012 Pharmacology
2
NUR 2016 Advanced Concepts of Medical & Surgical Nursing II 
5
NUR 2030 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice
4
Elective 3
TOTAL for ADN  71.5

 

If you have completed a previous bachelor’s degree, it is likely you have completed many of the required BSN general education courses.

BSN General Education Courses
Credits
ENG 1022 English Composition II
3
MAT 1260 Introduction to Statistics
3
GT Electives
(History, Social Science, Arts and Humanities) 
12
BSN Nursing Courses
 
NUR 3001 Integration into Baccalaureate Nursing Practice   
3
NUR 3002 Trends in Nursing Practice
3
NUR 3003 Nursing Research/Evidence-Based Practice
3
NUR 3004, 3005, 3006, 3007 (Choose two) 6
NUR 4008 Legal & Ethical Issues Related to Professional Nursing Practice   
3
NUR 4009 Leadership in the Nursing Profession
63.75 hours (41.25 lecture/22.5 practicum)
3.5
NUR 4010 Community Health Nursing Practicum
112.5 hours (67.5 lecture/45 practicum)
6
NUR 4011 Senior Seminar
3
SUB-TOTAL 48.5
TOTAL for BSN 120
 

Application Periods

The RN-to-BSN Completion Program offers three application periods each year.

Application Period
When to Apply
Start Date
 Summer Admission  March 14 - May 1, 2022  Summer 2022
 Fall Admission  June 1 - July 16, 2022  Fall 2022
 Spring Admission  October 3- November 28, 2022  Spring 2023
Contact Us
RN-to-BSN Completion Program Director

Jessica Halas, MSN, RN, CENP

Administrative Assistant

Laura Grimm

Adjunct Faculty

Nicole Thede, DNP, CNS, RN

Brenda Tousley, DNP, CNS, RN

Nancy Reno, MS, APRN, FNP-BC


Contact Advising
BSN Advisor
Bianca Sanchez
Information Sessions

Online RN-BSN Session

Orientation

Students who register for NUR 3001 are encouraged to attend orientation the week before class starts. An invite will be sent to those who register.

Summer 2022 Orientation will be held Friday, June 10, 2022 from 10 am - 12 pm.

Fall 2022 Orientation will be held Thursday, August 18, 2022 from 10 am -12 pm.