Colorado Mesa University has begun accepting applications for a new nursing degree program that will be offered online starting in August.
The registered nurse to bachelor of science in nursing program is designed to prepare nurses who’ve met state licensing requirements to practice as professionals, pursue graduate education and assume leadership positions in the health care industry.
The online format enables students to complete the degree program in as little as 14 months while also affording them the flexibility of meeting other obligations associated with work and family.
“Making our RN-BSN program available online is part of our broader effort to help working professionals manage their lives and their educational pursuits successfully,” said Tim Foster, president of CMU. “We look forward to welcoming a new segment of students to CMU as we expand our footprint in Colorado and throughout the West.”
The program integrates nursing theory, practice and science while also providing insights into such topics as gerontology, informatics and the role of nursing in community based care. The program has been approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.
CMU faculty will teach the courses. CMU has selected Academic Partnerships to convert the program into an online format, recruit students and support student retention efforts.
CMU has priced the upper-division courses offered through the online program at $9,295.
The launch of the online nursing degree program comes at a time when demand for nurses with bachelor’s degrees has increased, particularly in Colorado.