Fort Lewis College and the University of Colorado College of Nursing at Anschutz Medical Campus have partnered to launch a four-year undergraduate degree in nursing.
The state’s flagship medical institute of higher education comes to FLC’s rural and Indigenous-serving campus in Southwest Colorado to create the CU Nursing Fort Lewis College Collaborative.
The CU Nursing Fort Lewis College Collaborative is a new cross-state resource and knowledge sharing model that will optimize how two educational institutions can impact the students in the program and communities across rural Colorado.
Using a health and collaboration model new to higher education, FLC and CU College of Nursing at Anschutz Medical Campus combine their strengths to create an integrated and robust partnership with a hands-on, culturally sensitive, and patient-centered healthcare curriculum.
The CU Nursing Fort Lewis College Collaborative welcomes the first cohort of students in the fall of 2023. This Durango-based program will fuse FLC’s liberal arts core with the CU College of Nursing curriculum. Students will have FLC's close-knit, personalized, and high-touch undergraduate experience while experiencing the prestigious curriculum and research prowess of the CU College of Nursing.
This program will support students with a creative and critical thinking foundation in STEM-focused general education courses and nursing courses uniquely aligned to rural, Indigenous healthcare perspectives.
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This community-facing program will not only prepare students for their future careers but will also address gaps in regional healthcare services: