BSN Programs with SCCC and CU College of Nursing

The University of Colorado College of Nursing (CU) and Pueblo Community College (PCC) have collaborated to introduce 2 exciting opportunities for SW Colorado residents who want to get their Bachelor’s degree in Nursing (BSN). For those seeking the two-year degree through PCC’s local campuses, Southwest Colorado Community College (SCCC), located in Durango and Mancos, a dual-enrollment option now exists: get your ADN in 2 years, and, by taking CU’s online option, get your BSN in as little as 1-2 more semesters.

For licensed RNs already practicing, the RN-to-BSN option allows nurses, through online courses, to earn a bachelor’s degree in 1-2 years.

The Institute of Medicine has demonstrated that hospitals with at least 80% BSN prepared nurses have improved patient outcomes. RNs with their BSN can move into leadership positions, or advance to their Nurse Practitioner (NP) license.

Heather Sorensen, RN, MSN is the local liaison for CU in the Four Corners region, working with the Southwestern Colorado Area Health Education Center (SWCAHEC). She can assist interested and potential students in the application process and throughout the program. You can contact her at or contact Maggie LaRose, RN, MS, Nursing Faculty Coordinator, ( at SCCC for more information about SCCC’s nursing program.