Accreditation

The College of Nursing offers programs leading to the bachelor of science (BS), master of science (MS), doctor of nursing practice (DNP) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) degrees.

  • All College of Nursing degree programs are accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
  • The baccalaureate degree in nursing, master's degree in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice and post-graduate APRN certificate at the University of Colorado College of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street, NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.
  • The nurse-midwifery specialty in the MS program is further accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Midwifery Education (ACME).
  • PhD programs are not reviewed by nursing accrediting bodies; however, the PhD program is regularly reviewed by the University of Colorado Denver/Anschutz Medical Campus Graduate School. The graduate school and the university are both accredited by the National Higher Learning Commission.