Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Bachelor of Science Degree Program
Contact Hours:
2475
Semester Credits:
121.5
Instructional Weeks – Full Time:
120
Average Time to Complete – Full Time:
29 Months

 

Successful completion of the program leads to the award of a Bachelor of Science degree and permits the graduate to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses® (NCLEX-RN) and to the State Board of Nursing for licensure. State licensure is required to practice as an RN in Colorado.  Licensure may be denied by the Board of Nursing for reasons that include, but are not limited to, fraud/deceit in making application, felony or misdemeanor convictions, issues with drugs or alcohol, or charges pending in any state.

In addition, Colorado is one of 35 states that currently participate in the Nursing Licensure Compact (NLC) program. The NLC is an agreement between states that allows nurses to have one license but the ability to practice in other states that are part of the agreement.  Please note that in each state, other factors beyond passing the NCLEX exam are considered in granting licensure, including background checks and drug screens.  Additional information regarding the Nurse Licensure Compact and an up-to-date listing of participating states may be obtained from the National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

Program Mission

The mission of the Concorde Bachelor of Science nursing program is to prepare healthcare professionals capable of providing care to individuals across the lifespan. Our graduates will be prepared to deliver superior healthcare to diverse communities using the art of discovery, teaching, and leadership.

Vision Statement

The vision of the BSN program is to create an environment which fosters professional identity formation and a spirit of inquiry through:

  • Program - Deliver a creative and stimulating nursing program which equips the nurse to solve healthcare issues facing local and global populations.
  • Scholarship - Provide an educational experience that supports evidence-based practice and innovative inquiry.
  • Transition into Healthcare - Shape nursing graduates capable of performing in variable settings while utilizing critical thinking and incorporating healthcare technology in patient care.
  • Professional Advancement - Prepare highly competent graduate for leadership positions within the interdisciplinary healthcare team.

Program Outcomes:

  1. Utilize critical thinking to synthesize knowledge derived from natural and behavioral sciences, humanities, and the art and science of professional nursing.
  2. Apply the nursing process to develop safe, compassionate, and competent nursing care to patients and families from diverse backgrounds across the lifespan in a variety of healthcare settings.
  3. Utilizing acquired knowledge, skills, and attitudes into nursing practice incorporating ethical and legal principles to promote collaborative practice within an interdisciplinary healthcare team.
  4. Integrate theories of nursing care and evidence-based practice when planning care and making clinical judgements appropriate for diverse populations and communities.
  5. Demonstrate accountability as an independent leader using concepts of leadership, inspiring life-long learning, and teamwork in healthcare.

Program Delivery

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing program is delivered in a blended format. Courses will be delivered entirely online, entirely on-ground or with an appropriate blend of both online and on-ground hours in the same course. Of the 2,475 program hours, a maximum of 1005 course hours (40.6%) may be offered online (including general education courses). Campuses may have the option to deliver general education courses either online or on-ground depending on local need and availability specific time, regardless of their eligibility status upon enrollment.

Term 1 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
MATH Elective *(Transfer Course)

MATH1310 Contemporary Mathematics or MATH1320 College Algebra

45
(
0
/
45
)
0
0
3
Total Subtotal
165
(30/135)
0
0
11

Term 2 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total Subtotal
180
(0/180)
30
(0/30)
0
13

Term 3 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total Subtotal
135
(0/135)
60
(0/60)
0
11

Term 4 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total Subtotal
135
(0/135)
30
(0/30)
0
10

Term 5 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total Subtotal
135
(100/35)
0
0
9

Term 6 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total Subtotal
90
(75/15)
90
(90/0)
135
(102/33)
12

Term 7 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total Subtotal
90
(50/40)
30
(30/0)
135
(102/33)
10

Term 8

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total Subtotal
105
(60/45)
30
(30/0)
135
(102/33)
11

Term 9 

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total Subtotal
90
(50/40)
30
(30/0)
90
(68/22)
9

Term 10

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total Subtotal
90
(45/45)
0
90
(68/22)
8

Term 11

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total Subtotal
90
(50/40)
0
90
(68/22)
8

Term 12

Course #
Course Title
Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Theory Hours
(Ground/Online)
Lab Hours
(Ground/Online)
Clinical Hours
(Ground/Online)
Semester Credit Hours
Total Subtotal
120
(80/40)
0
75
(57/18)
9.5
Total
1425
(540/885)
300
(180/120)
750
(567/183)
121.5

*General education courses (those with prefixes other than NRSG) may be scheduled in any term providing that prerequisites are honored.  In addition, these courses may be offered 100% online or 100% on ground.