Welcome to the University of Colorado College of Nursing


At the University of Colorado College of Nursing, students learn in an environment that is steeped in history and driven by the future. With 4 programs (BS, MS, DNP, PhD), 4 nurse-led practices in 9 locations and two major Colorado hospitals on the Rocky Mountain Region’s largest academic medical campus, the college offers career paths that fit diverse goals. CU Nursing baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral students learn with state-of-the art technology and advanced learning methods on the world-class Anschutz Medical Campus. The offerings include traditional, online and accelerated programs and continuing education. The birthplace of the nurse practitioner program, CU Nursing boasts a reputation as a leader and pioneer in nursing education. Come join us.

Diversity Equity and Inclusion

The College of Nursing has taken a dedicated position in recruiting, developing, and growing a diverse community of students, faculty and staff.

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Explore Our Programs


Select from below one of our many program's available or visit the Academics section and find the program that's right for you.

Bachelor's Degree (BSN)

Bachelor's Program

We have four types of bachelor’s programs: a traditional BS program, accelerated pathway program, an online BS for current AAS students or registered nurses, and an integrated nursing pathway program that works with area community colleges.

Master's Degree (MS)

Master's Program

The Master of Science program is designed to prepare nurses for both direct and indirect care roles. Selection of an advanced practice specialty field is required.

Doctor of Nursing (DNP)

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Clinical practice-oriented program for those who hold a Master of Science in Nursing and want to become a Doctor of Nursing Practice to improve clinical care delivery and patient outcomes.

PhD in Nursing

Nursing PhD

A research degree for those who hold a Master of Science in Nursing and want to become nurse scientists.

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Patient Care

Our HEART is all about Patient Care

Our healthcare experts provide unparalleled patient focused care, practicing among a strong network of partners such as UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital, Children’s Hospital Colorado, CU Medicine, National Jewish Health, Denver Health, and the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Our History

We don't just TEACH Nurse Practitioners. WE INVENTED THEM.

We created the 1st Nurse Practitioner and School Nurse programs in the U.S.

We are Experts

Educating Future Health Leaders

Be mentored by faculty who lead in their respective fields. Students on the CU Anschutz Medical Campus have the option of pursuing over 40 health science degree programs in our six schools and colleges – where learning is integrated with state of the art research in an environment designed to foster innovation and interdisciplinary study.

Online Education

Ranked #2 in the Nation

For our 2020 FNP, Informatics and Leadership MSN online degree programs. Best Health Degrees’ editors singled CU Nursing out for its “rarely offered” and “highly sought after” Health Informatics concentration and “cutting-edge” research. Editors weigh cost, graduation rate, job placement, salary potential and student satisfaction.

Our Focus