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Nursing Male StudentThe Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with three options:


Traditional Nursing Option (TNO)

MSU Denver’s Traditional Nursing Option (TNO) is a four year Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.  Students complete general studies and prerequisite courses in the freshman and sophomore year before applying to the TNO.  Students accepted into the TNO complete nursing courses in the junior and senior year.  Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
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Accelerated Nursing Option (ANO)

Designed for individuals with a non-nursing Bachelor’s Degree who wish to enter the nursing profession. Upon acceptance and completion of the 17 month program, graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and are eligible to take the RN licensing exam (NCLEX-RN).
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Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Completion Option (BRNCO)

Designed for students who have graduated from an associate degree or diploma nursing program and wish to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Students must have a current unencumbered Colorado RN License prior to beginning the first nursing course. Students are admitted once a year in the fall semester and can choose between full-time or part-time completion options. This program allows working RNs to complete their BSN at a pace that allows full employment.
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Nursing Dual Enrollment Pathway

The RN-BSN dual enrollment pathway allows students to complete some BSN credits at MSU Denver while they are completing required pre-requisite courses to apply to the nursing program at either Arapahoe Community College (ACC) or Front Range Community College (FRCC).  Once the student has completed the ACC or FRCC nursing program, they will be eligible to apply to the MSU Denver Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Completion Option (BRNCO).   Admission to the MSU Denver Nursing Program is contingent on students meeting all admission requirements.
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Department of Nursing

West Classroom 247

Office hours:
Monday - Friday from 8am - 5pm

Front Desk: 

ANO and TNO:  303-556-5239
BRNCO and Dual Enrollment: 303-352-7371

Shipping address:
1201 5th Street, WC 247
Denver, CO 80204

Mailing address:
Campus Box 72
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217