Which Nursing Program is Right for Me?

We offer a variety of undergraduate programs and graduate programs, all designed to meet current industry and societal needs. Strengths include: faculty, research and hands-on learning opportunities and innovative and collaborative learning environments.

IF you have / are…AND are interested in…THEN consider…
A minimum of 60 semester credits or a non-nursing bachelor’s degree A bachelor’s degree in nursing (BS), becoming a registered nurse (RN), and interested in furthering your nursing career with a MS, DNP or PhDTraditional Pathway
A high school diploma and an interest in completing prerequisites within the Colorado Community College systemA bachelor’s degree in nursing (BS), becoming a registered nurse (RN), and interested in furthering your nursing career with a MS, DNP or PhDIntegrated Nursing Pathway
A non-nursing bachelor’s degree and healthcare experience
A bachelor’s degree in nursing (BS), becoming a registered nurse (RN), and interested in furthering your nursing career with a MS, DNP or PhD.Accelerated Nursing UCAN
An Associate’s degree in nursing and are a current (or pending) RNEarning a bachelor’s degree in nursingOnline RN to BS Degree
Currently enrolled in an associate’s degree in nursing program and have, or will soon have, one semester of nursing coursework completed.A bachelor's degree in nursing
RN to BS Early Decision Pathway
A Bachelor’s degree in nursing and are an RNPursuing a Master’s Degree in direct careMS - Select from 9 different specialties
A Bachelor’s degree in nursing and are an RNPursuing a Master’s Degree in admin / leadershipHealth Care Informatics
i-LEAD and Health Systems
Veteran & Military Health Care
A Bachelor’s degree in nursing and are an RNPursuing a DNP Degree in direct careBS-DNP - Select from 10 different specialties
A Bachelor’s degree in any discipline and are a current RNPursuing a Master's in a specialty along the way to PhDMS-PhD
A Bachelor’s degree in nursing
Pursuing Grad school
Post-Bachelor's BS-PhD
(Email for details)
A Master's degree in nursing (MS) and are an RN

Pursuing DNP

 - Admin / Leadership

 - Specific Care

 - Other than public health

DNP

DNP-APRN

Post-Graduate DNP - Public Health

DNP Health Systems

Dual DNP/MPH

DNP VMHC Leadership

A Master's degree in nursing (MS) and are an RN

Pursuing a PhD degree

PhD
A Master's degree in nursing (MS) and are an RN

Obtaining a certification in a new practice area

Post-Master's Certificate Program: Select from 3 different specialties
A Bachelor's degree

Gain certification in a nursing specialty

Graduate Certificate Program: Select from 3 different specialties
Bachelor or master's degree in nursing or another discipline.
Enroll in a course without being formally admitted
Non-Degree Enrollment Program
Events & Seminars Continuing Nursing Professional Development

Application Payment

CU is currently experiencing an interruption in the online payment portal. A timeframe for when this issue will be resolved has not yet been established, as such when prompted for the CU supplemental payment please take the following steps:
  • Upload a word document indicating how the fee will be paid, two options are available:
    • An online payment when the system is operational, or
    • Mailing a paper check.

If mailing a personal check, please address and mail to:

University of Colorado College of Nursing
Office of Admissions and Student Affairs
13120 East 19th Avenue, Mailstop C-288-6, Room 3314
Aurora, CO 80045

Due to the supplemental application fee payment issues, the College of Nursing has extended the Fall 2022 graduate application deadline date to Tuesday, January 4, 2022 (at 11:59 p.m. EST). This extension currently applies to the following programs:
  • Master of Science NP Specialties (including CNM and CNS)
  • BS to DNP
  • Post-Graduate Certificate
  • Post-Graduate DNP
  • PhD

The Master’s and Post-Graduate deadline for the VHMC, iLead and Health Informatics deadline has been extended to April 1.

It is our sincere hope that these extensions will provide those interested in seeking a seat in the fall class with an opportunity to do so.

To be considered for admission, all application materials including the letters of recommendations must be received and application status shown as verified in NursingCAS by the deadlines referenced above.

Please direct any questions to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs.