Chairperson: Shawn Elliott, D.N.P., R.N., C.P.N.P.-P.C.
Email: selliott AT adams DOT edu
Telephone: (719) 587-8134    
Assoc. Professor(s):    
Asst. Professor(s): Karen Adamson, M.S.N.; Shawn Elliott, D.N.P., R.N., C.P.N.P.-P.C.; Melissa Milner, M.S.N.   

Adams State University is pleased to offer two options in nursing. The first option is the R.N. (Registered Nurse) to B.S.N. online degree completion program. A four-year B.S.N. program is also available. Both programs are nationally accredited by CCNE (Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education). Upon completion of the four-year B.S.N. Program, new graduates are eligible to take the R.N. license exam.


Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Four-year degree program)

The B.S.N. degree is a four-year prelicensure degree program. Upon successful completion of the degree, students are eligible to take the R.N. license exam.


R.N. to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

The R.N. to B.S.N. completion program serves as an instrument for advancing the nursing practice of registered nurses. The R.N. to B.S.N. education will result in increased nursing professionalism and a higher quality of nurse-delivered health care, especially in a rural setting. The program is composed of courses and field experiences that will provide registered nurses with added knowledge and the development of higher level thought processes. The resulting maturation will allow integration of current health care models and evidence based practice to the daily delivery of nursing care. To complete the R.N. to B.S.N. degree, students transfer in their A.D.N. (Associate Degree in Nursing or diploma degree) coursework and complete general education and upper-division nursing courses at Adams State University.