Integrated Pathway in Nursing Degree

Red Rocks Community College and the University of Colorado’s College of Nursing offer a unique, integrated pathway to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. The Integrated Nursing Pathway (INP) program provides outstanding preparation for professional nursing practice. Designed to increase access for community college students to a B.S. degree in Nursing. This pathway emphasizes the value of a diverse student population as a way to achieving excellence in practice that is reflective of the cultural diversity of health care recipients.

  • Students will learn, study, and support each other throughout the program as a cohort group.
  • Expert faculty and staff will be available to offer ongoing support and provide the best learning opportunities for successful completion.
  • Students will complete their first year in the Integrated Nursing program at the new, state-of-the-art Arvada Campus.
  • Students are required to successfully complete specific prerequisite courses in preparation for application to the Integrated Nursing Pathway program.
  • Students must maintain a grade point average of a minimum of 3.0 overall for the prerequisite coursework.
  • The minimum acceptable grade for prerequisite courses is a "C" (overall prerequisite GPA must be at least 3.0).
  • 15 students accepted each year. Program starts fall semester.
  • Selection will be based on prerequisite GPA, personal statement on application, statements from two references (one academic), interview, group activity, and taking coursework at Colorado Community Colleges and Colorado residency at time of application.
  • Not open to students who have an RN, LPN, PSY Tech or any bachelor degree.


Note: Grades for all prerequisites must be a C or higher taken within last 10 years (with the exception of ENG 1021). Cumulative GPA for all prerequisite courses must be at least 3.0


CHE 1011Intro to Chemistry I/Lab: SC1


ENG 1021English Composition I: CO1


MAT 1340College Algebra: GT-MA1


MAT 1260Intro to Statistics: GT-MA1


COM 2300Intercultural Comm: SS3


SOC 1001Intro to Sociology I: SS3


BIO 1111Gen College Biology I/Lab: SC1


PSY 1001General Psychology I: SS3


HWE 1050Human Nutrition


Arts and Humanities

Choose 3 credits from Statewide GT (Guaranteed Transfer) courses GT-AH1 or GT-AH2. See GT Courses

Total Credit Hours: 35



Application to INP program and start of INP pathway

Total Credit Hours:62

Semester 1 - (RRCC)

BIO 2101Human Anatomy & Phys I w/Lab: SC1


BIO 2104Microbiology w/Lab: SC1


ENG 1022English Composition II: CO2


PHI 1012Ethics:AH3


Semester 2 - Spring (RRCC)

BIO 2102Human Anatomy & Phys II w/Lab: SC1


ANT 2550Medical Anthropology:SS3


PSY 2440Human Growth & Developmnt: SS3


HIS 201520th Century World History: HI1


Graduation from RRCC and transition to UC-CON at AMC

Total Credit Hours:32

Semester 3 - Summer (UC-CON)

NURS 3001

NURS 3103

Semester 4 - Fall (UC-CON)

NURS 3002

NURS 3003

NURS 3617

Semester 5 - Spring (UC-CON)

NURS 4020

NURS 3307

NURS 3507

Semester 6 - Summer (UC-CON)

NURS 4051

NURS 3407

Semester 7 - Fall (UC-CON)

NURS 4097

NURS 4207

Semester 8 - Spring (UC-CON)

NURS 4128

NURS 4070

Graduation from the University of Colorado College of Nursing with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing

*UC-CON curriculum subject to change

Total Credit Hours: 126