Master's Degree in Nursing

The Master of Science in Nursing at CU Nursing is designed to prepare you for direct and indirect care roles. Our graduates are prepared to formulate clinical, administrative, or policy decisions to promote health with clients experiencing wellness, acute or chronic illness and to develop, manage and evaluate the care within communities and healthcare systems. With 12 different specialty tracks to choose from, your education will be tailored to your specific interests and career goals.

Why choose CU for your MSN?

  • Our online graduate nursing programs have achieved national recognition, having been ranked #10 in the US News & World Report's 2023 rankings for online graduate programs, and the top-ranked program in Colorado.
  • Hybrid formats with courses offered online and limited on-campus requirements. Some specialties are 100% online.
  • Clinical placements managed by CU for students residing in the Denver metro area.
  • BS to DNP available for most specialties.
  • The birthplace of the nurse practitioner program, CU Nursing boasts a reputation as a leader and pioneer in nursing education.
  • You’ll learn with state-of-the art technology and advanced learning methods developed at the world-class Anschutz Medical Campus.

How will you change healthcare? Start your journey to advance practice today.



Available Specialty Programs

Why CU?

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.

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.

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 #10 in the Nation

U.S. News & World Report listed the College of Nursing on the Anschutz Medical Campus as 10th best online Master’s degree program out of nearly 200 programs in 2023. It also named the College of Nursing’s MSN administration and leadership program, called i-LEAD, as 11th best online leadership program.