Graduate Application Deadlines


Please view the application deadline dates for your program of interest. For an application to be reviewed all application documents must be verified in NursingCAS by the deadlines posted. To ensure timely receipt of materials all prospective students are encouraged to apply early and request official transcripts several weeks in advance of the deadline.

Many of the graduate programs at CU Nursing participate in priority and extended admissions deadlines. All applications verified on or before the priority deadline are guaranteed a faculty review and decision and receive priority scholarship consideration. After the priority deadline passes, applications will remain open for select programs if enrollment capacity exists. For high-demand specialty programs, it is highly recommended that applicants submit applications by the priority deadline, as they will not remain open after the priority deadline. Applications received during the extended decision period are reviewed on a rolling basis and as such applications can close at any time if enrollment capacity has been reached. Please refer any questions about priority/regular admissions to nursing.admissions@cuanschutz.edu.

For programs that note a rolling admissions deadline, all verified applications are reviewed/decided in the manner received. Decisions are typically issued 3-4 weeks from the application verification date.

MS, BS to DNP, PGC | Fall Admission

Application Opens August 15, 2023

Priority Application Deadline: January 15, 2024
Direct Care Extended Deadline: April 1, 2024
Indirect Care (i-LEAD, Informatics, and Veteran and Military Health Care) Extended Deadline: May 1, 2024
 Master of Science
in Nursing
Bachelor of Science
in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice
Post-Graduate Certificate
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse PractitionerOpen Open No Fall Admission
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse PractitionerOpen Open Open
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Adult-GerontologyOpen Open Open
Family Nurse PractitionerClosedClosed Closed
Health Care InformaticsOpen Open Open
i-LEAD Nursing Leadership and Health Care SystemsOpen Open Open
Nurse-MidwiferyClosed Closed Closed
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute CareOpen Open Open
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary CareOpen Open Open
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse PractitionerClosed Closed Closed
Veteran and Military Health Care
Open Open Open
Women's Health Nurse PractitionerOpen Open Open

Post-Application Timeline

Priority DecisionExtended Decision
Interviews
February/March
Final Decision
April
Program Starts
August
Interviews
Rolling through May
Final Decision
Rolling through June 1
Program Start
August

There is no MS, BS to DNP, PGC Summer admission.

 


 

Graduate Certificate/Non-Degree/NEXus | Fall Admission

Application Opens July 3, 2024

Deadline - Two weeks prior to class start*

General Non-Degree EnrollmentNot Yet Available
NEXusClosed
Education Graduate CertificateClosed
Health Care Informatics Graduate CertificateClosed
Veteran and Military Health Care Graduate CertificateClosed

*See detailed information about the Non-Degree application, enrollment deadlines, and timelines.

 


 

Post-Graduate DNP/Dual DNP/MPH | Fall Admission

Application Opens August 15, 2023

Priority Application Deadline - January 15, 2024 | Extended Application Deadline - May 1, 2024

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Advanced Practice Registered NurseOpen
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Health Systems LeadershipOpen
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Public Health NursingOpen
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Veteran and Military Health CareOpen
Dual Degree – Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Public Health*Open

Post-Application Timeline

Priority DecisionExtended Decision
Interviews
February/March
Final Decision
April
Program Starts
August
Interviews
May
Final Decision
Rolling through June 1
Program Start
August

There is no DNP Summer admission.
* Dual DNP/MPH admits in Fall only. If you have questions about the Dual Degree program, please reach out to the School of Public Health.
* Due to the dual admissions review process, the DNP/MPH requires that applications be submitted by the priority deadline.

 


 

BS to PhD, PhD | Fall Admission*

Application Opens August 15, 2023

Extended Application Deadline - April 1, 2024

Doctor of Philosophy in NursingOpen
Bachelor of Science in Nursing to Doctor of Philosophy in NursingOpen

Post-Application Timeline

Priority DecisionExtended Decision
Interviews
February/March
Final Decision
April 1
Program Starts
August
Interviews
March
Final Decision
April/May
Program Start
August

* BS to PhD and PhD admits in Fall only.

Graduate Certificate/Non-Degree/NEXus | Summer Admission

Application Opens March 27, 2024

Deadline - Two weeks prior to class start*

General Non-Degree EnrollmentNot Yet Available
NEXusClosed
Education Graduate CertificateClosed
Health Care Informatics Graduate CertificateClosed
Veteran and Military Health Care Graduate CertificateClosed

*See detailed information about the Non-Degree application, enrollment deadlines, and timelines.

MS, BS to DNP, PGC | Spring Admission

Application Opens January 15, 2024

Priority Application Deadline - July 1, 2024 | Application Deadline - October 1, 2024 | Extended Deadline - October 15, 2024

 Master of Science
in Nursing
Bachelor of Science
in Nursing to Doctor of Nursing Practice
Post-Graduate Certificate
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse PractitionerNo Spring Admission
No Spring AdmissionOpen
Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse PractitionerOpen
Open
Open
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Adult-GerontologyNot Yet Available
Not Yet Available
Not Yet Available
Family Nurse PractitionerOpenOpenOpen
Health Care InformaticsOpen
N/AOpen
i-LEAD Nursing Leadership and Health Care SystemsOpen
Open
Open
Nurse-MidwiferyOpen
Open
Open
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute CareNo Spring AdmissionNo Spring AdmissionNo Spring Admission
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary CareNo Spring AdmissionNo Spring AdmissionNo Spring Admission
Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse PractitionerNo Spring AdmissionNo Spring AdmissionNo Spring Admission
Veteran and Military Health CareOpen
Open
Open
Women's Health Nurse PractitionerNo Spring AdmissionNo Spring AdmissionNo Spring Admission

Post-Application Timeline

Priority DecisionExtended Decision
Interviews
August/September
Final Decision
Early September
Program Starts
January
Interviews October
Final Decision
Rolling through November 1
Program Start
January


 


 

Graduate Certificate/Non-Degree/NEXus | Spring Admission

Application Opens October 30, 2024

Deadline - Two weeks prior to class start*

General Non-Degree EnrollmentNot Yet Available
NEXusClosed
Education Graduate CertificateClosed
Health Care Informatics Graduate CertificateClosed
Veteran and Military Health Care Graduate CertificateClosed

*See detailed information about the Non-Degree application, enrollment deadlines, and timelines.

 


 

Post-Graduate DNP/Dual DNP/MPH | Spring Admission

Application Opens January 15, 2024

Priority Application Deadline - July 1, 2024 | Extended Application Deadline - October 1, 2024

Doctor of Nursing Practice - Advanced Practice Registered NurseOpen
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Health Systems LeadershipOpen
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Public Health NursingOpen
Doctor of Nursing Practice - Veteran and Military Health CareOpen
Dual Degree – Doctor of Nursing Practice/Master of Public Health*No Spring Admission

Post-Application Timeline

Priority DecisionExtended Decision
Interviews
August/September
Final Decision
Early September
Program Starts
January
Interviews October
Final Decision
Rolling through November 1
Program Start
January

There is no DNP Summer admission.
* Dual DNP/MPH admits in Fall only. If you have questions about the Dual Degree program, please reach out to the School of Public Health.
* Due to the dual admissions review process, the DNP/MPH requires that applications be submitted by the priority deadline.

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