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RN to BSN Program

RN to BSN Program

Pathway: Health Sciences

More Options: Online

Location: Rampart Range, Center for Healthcare Education and Simulation

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Fall/Summer registration opens in March

Secure your spot in the classes you need for spring 2024 at Pikes Peak State College today, and take the next step towards achieving your academic and career goals!

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Program Accreditation

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Pikes Peak State College is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (http://www.ccneaccreditation.org).

RN-BSN By the Numbers

PPSC's RN-BSN program focuses on being flexible for your schedule.

Week Courses

Manageable 8-week courses and is transferrable within the Colorado Community College System (CCCS). This program is designed for practicing RN’s to work with your busy schedule.



Our completion program theory is 100% online with an optional success workshop prior to starting the Program (NUR 4009 and NUR 4010 require practicum hours).

Starting Dates

Start dates occure three times a year: January, May, and August

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What will you study?

As a PPSC nursing student, you will:
  • Examine the role of nursing
  • Critique nursing research
  • Expand beyond individual patient care to the nurse's role in health promotion, prevention, and overall community wellness
  • Develop clinical reasoning/leadership skills beyond the scope of the ADN level
  • Become prepared for career advancement

Classes You Might Take

Here is a sampling of the classes you may take while pursuing the RN-BSN program.
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Explores professional nursing practice at the baccalaureate level. The course focuses on knowledge and understanding of the professional nursing standards and the nursing role at the baccalaureate level.

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Examines current issues that nurses encounter in the health care environment including their roles and responsibilities within the nursing profession.

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Analyzes concepts associated with nursing research, collection, and analysis of data with emphasis on integration of evidence-based practice within nursing. The course develops the skills for critiquing published research.

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Emphasizes the ethical and legal obligations of professional nursing practice. The focus is on values clarification, ethical theory, and ethical decision-making models. Additionally, legal issues related to healthcare with be explored.

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RN to BSN Info Session

Learn more about the PPSC RN to BSN program by watching the virtual information session recording.

Program Learning Outcomes

Interpret research to promote best practice and use data to monitor the outcomes of care processes. Propose an evaluation process to continuously improve the quality and safety of health care systems and deliver quality care to individuals and diverse populations. (*D1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9 & 10)

Formulate a plan that demonstrates an enhanced commitment to professionalism embracing excellence, caring, legal and ethical practice, civility, accountability, and professional development. (D1, 2, 5, 6, 8, 9 & 10) & 9)

Evaluate effective communication and collaboration with colleagues, inter-professional groups, and members of the community to promote health, safety, and well-being across the lifespan and across the continuum of the healthcare environment. (D1, 2, 6, 3, 8, 9 & 10)

Evaluate the contribution of leadership, quality improvement principles, and impact of organizational systems in transforming, managing, and coordinating safe, quality, and cost-effective person-centered care. (D 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 8 & 9)

Integrate a systematic process of critical inquiry with nursing, natural and behavioral sciences, arts , and humanities to make evidence-based practice decisions to improve the nursing care of individuals, families, populations, and communities. (D1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 & 10)

*D 1-10 refer to The Essentials: Core Competencies for Professional Nursing Education (AACN, 2021) Domains of Nursing



Program Goals

Program Outcomes

Program Goals

You will understand data-driven decision-making using evidence-based practice and research.

You will be prepared for a lifelong professional development and education journey.

We will build on the PPSC Nursing Program reputation of graduating highly sought after students.

We will develop future leaders in nursing.

We will meet the needs of our diverse community of interest.

Program Outcomes

Program completion: At least 70% of our students will complete the program within 150% of the time of starting their first RN-BSN nursing course.

Employment Rate: At least 70% of our RN-BSN graduates surveyed will be either employed or have returned to school to complete a graduate degree.

Program satisfaction: At least 80% of program graduate survey respondents will report satisfaction with their program of study.

Employer Satisfaction: At least 90% of survey respondents will rate our graduates at “well” or better in all categories.