Browse local RN to BSN programs offered at Colorado nursing schools

Complete your Bachelor's degree in Nursing and advance your career

Nursing in Colorado can be highly competitive when many qualified registered nurses are competing for a handful of available nursing jobs. To increase your chances of being hired for top nursing positions you might want to have your BSN degree to show employers that you hold the highest level of education expected of registered nurses.

Since many current RNs have either an Associate’s degree in Nursing or a diploma /certificate you might wonder why a working nurse would want to return to school when they are already employed? There are several important reasons. Having a BSN puts you at an advantage compared to other less educated RNs. If you were laid off or decided to pursue a different RN employment opportunity you would want to be as competitive as possible to increase your chances of landing your ideal position. Holding your BSN degree also allows you to apply for jobs within the nursing field outside of being a registered nurse. If you get tired of performing the same job functions for several years you might want to become a nurse educator, nurse manager or hospital administrator. The BSN degree will qualify you for such positions.

There are many other secondary benefits of achieving a BSN degree for Colorado nurses such as higher salaries, deeper knowledge of nursing, more comprehensive educational background and higher social status. Colorado offers several accredited RN to BSN programs where nurses can complete their degree in 1-3 years. There are also online RN to BSN programs in Colorado for nursing students who want to complete their degree on a flexible timeline and from the comfort of their home.

Colorado RN to BSN Schools

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education. Eligible students can receive college credit for prior military experience and coursework—up to 75 percent of the credit needed for a Kaplan University undergraduate degree.*


  • Bachelors of Science in Nursing - RN to BSN
  • Accelerated BSN to MSN
  • Family Nurse Practitioner Graduate Certificate
  • And more...

CTU can help you connect to what matters most: a powerful professional network, faculty who are real-world professionals and innovative technology. And now several CTU degree programs are ranked by U.S. News Best Online Programs for 2015.  Are you in?


  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN completion)

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Northern Arizona University understands the need for flexibility in your learning journey. You can earn your degree alongside life’s commitments by enrolling in NAU Online. With 80+ degree options available, you’re sure to find the perfect degree to match your career goals!


  • Nursing - Option for Registered Nurses (RN to BSN) - BSN

Designed with the needs of working adult students in mind, South University, Online Programs is built on the similar curriculum offered at South University's campus locations. As a student at South University, Online Programs you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.


  • Specialization in Nursing Informatics (RN to MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Administrator (RN-MSN)
  • Specialization in Nurse Educator (RN to MSN)
  • And more...

The goal of earning a master’s degree should be defined by you, not by your circumstances. No matter which path you’ve chosen, a graduate degree can help you advance with your current organization, explore opportunities with a new company, or even start fresh in a new industry. When you earn your master's degree, you’re opening new opportunities for career development that can make a difference for you and your family. Through flexible class scheduling, dedicated career advisors and quality programs, NAU strives to provide a caring and supportive learning environment to ensure your success as a student.


  • Master of Science in Nursing - Nursing Administration

Earn your graduate degree online with Northcentral University.  We offer online programs focused on doctoral and master’s degrees in the schools of business and technology management, education, psychology and marriage and family sciences.



  • Doctor of Education - Nursing Education

Experience the Rewards of Caring, With ECPI’s Medical Careers Institute, you can Earn Your Bachelor’s Degree in 2.5 Years or Your Associate’s Even Sooner through Our Year-Round Schedule!


  • Nursing (RN-BSN) - Bachelor's
  • Nursing - Master's
Give your career a boost with an education from Southern New Hampshire University. We offer certificates, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in over 100 programs in a wide variety of subjects.


  • MS Nursing
  • MS Nursing: Patient Safety and Quality
  • MS Nursing: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • And more...

For over 35 years, Keiser University has maintained a practical, hands-on approach to career education to help our students achieve their personal and professional goals.  Our student-centered approach remains at the foundation of the Keiser University mission and continues to attract students who prefer a more personal learning experience.


  • Master of Science in Nursing

Orion College is a post-secondary vocational school offering Associate Degree programs in Business Administration, Medical Assisting and Healthcare Management.. By utilizing online learning, students have the flexibility to continue their education from the convenience of their own home. Our virtual classrooms will enable students to attend classes and communicate with instructors and classmates. Students can complete some programs without leaving their current employment or sacrificing family time.


  • Medical Assisting

List of RN to BSN Programs in Colorado (CO)

Adams State College
208 Edgemont Blvd.
Alamosa, CO 81101

American Sentinel University
2260 South Xanadu Way, Suite 310
Aurora, CO 80014

Colorado State University – Pueblo

Colorado Christian University
8787 W. Alameda Ave.
Lakewood, CO 80226

Colorado Technical University

Mesa State College
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Metropolitan State College of Denver
1201 5th Street
Denver, CO 80204

Regis University
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
1420 Austin Bluffs Pkwy
Colorado Springs, CO 80918

University of Colorado Denver
13001 E. 17th Place
Campus Box C290, Room E1354
Aurora, CO 80045

University of Northern Colorado
Gunter Hall 3080, Box 125
Greeley, CO 80639

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There are many accredited RN to BSN programs available in an online format. Distance learning can be a convenient way to complete your degree while continuing to work at the same time.

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Kaplan University Online
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