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) helps qualify students for more (and better) jobs, including supervisory and management positions.
The RN-to-BSN Completion Program builds on a two-year nursing degree, allowing students to continue in our program to complete their BSN. Our program also accepts students who have successfully completed their first semester of a regionally accredited Associate Degree in Nursing program (ADN) and continue to be enrolled in an ADN program.
For students currently enrolled in FRCC’s ADN Program, as well as those working full time as a registered nurse, the program is flexible to allow 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 LARIMER CAMPUS NURSING GRADUATE
RN-to-BSN Program Mission
Our mission is to embrace diversity and provide a quality, accessible, enriching educational experience that allows the student to continue lifelong learning utilizing evidence-based practice in the profession of nursing.
Learn more about the RN-to-BSN admissions process.
The RN-to-BSN Completion is a total of 120 credit hours (71.5 ADN credits and 48.5 BSN credits). For full time students who already have an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) from an accredited program and college, the RN-to-BSN Completion Program can be finished in four semesters (48.5 credits). To learn more about course requirements, please choose an option below:
The RN-to-BSN Completion Program is an online program with practicum coursework.
Courses are taught online and are delivered in the Desire to Learn (D2L) learning management system. Students have the opportunity to attend weekly virtual online meetings to review concepts and to foster collaborations with BSN students. For more information on online courses, visit Online Learning.
Students have the opportunity to work with nursing experts during their practicum coursework.
Students enrolled in NUR 301 (first nursing course of the program) must attend a mandatory in-person orientation the week before the class starts.
- For those enrolling in NUR 301 in Summer 2021, Mandatory Orientation will be held Friday, June 11, 2021, from 10 am - 2 pm. Instructions will be sent to students who have registered.
- For those enrolling in NUR 301 in Fall 2021, Mandatory Orientation will be held Friday, August 20, 2021, from 10 am - 2 pm. Instructions will be sent to students who have registered.
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Front Range Community College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.