Graduate Programs

Interested in an advanced degree in nursing?

Learn from some of the nation’s most accomplished leaders in education, management, practice and research. Most of our DNP faculty are advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) who are actively engaged in clinical practice.


  • Outcome: DNP
  • Learning Format: Partially Online, Partially On Campus
  • Required for Entry: Nursing (or related health care) master’s and active RN license

Nationally Ranked

The College of Nursing 2017 rankings by U.S. News & World Report.

The following are the 2017 rankings * 23rd in Masters Degrees * 6th in Nursing Informatics * 8th in Primary Care Pediatric NP * 21st in Doctor of Nursing Practice

Accreditations & Memberships

The University of Colorado is recognized by all major accrediting agencies and is fully accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools. The College of Nursing is accredited by Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing.


The College of Nursing maintains the following memberships:

American Academy of Nursing, American Association of Colleges of Nursing, American Nurses Association, Colorado Nurses Association, National Student Nurses Association, National League for Nursing and Sigma Theta Tau International. The University of Colorado is committed to diversity and equality in education and employment.