Is ANO the right option for you?

Accelerated Nursing Option (ANO) is:

  • On-campus
  • Very competitive

To apply to ANO, you must:

To determine if nursing is a good fit, we recommend working in healthcare as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or similar. Additionally, you will need strong communication and critical thinking skills.

** Applicants who qualify to apply to ANO may also apply to TNO.

Learn about our ANO Program

MSU Denver students and prospective students who are interested in the ANO program are encouraged to attend an information session.

Contact [email protected] with your questions.

Accreditation is important! Find out about MSU Denver’s nursing program accreditation.

IMPORTANT: Students who take courses at MSU Denver can earn more points on their nursing application. For more information, please refer to the Application FAQs section below.

Are you an MSU Denver student?

The first step for a prospective ANO applicant is to apply to MSU Denver as a student and declare their major as Undeclared Nursing Interest or Pre-Nursing.

During this process, students will be asked to transfer previous college coursework to MSU Denver, which may include prior learning credits such as AP scores. Students may check whether previous courses will automatically transfer by using our Transfer Toolbox.

Students who have earned a bachelor’s degree* will have their General Studies requirements met by their previous bachelor’s degree. This is completed automatically when official transcripts are submitted to MSU Denver and evaluated by our transcript evaluation team.

* Bachelor’s degree must be earned in the U.S. or recognized as equivalent.

ANO application requirements

Schedule advising appointment

To be sure you complete or transfer the correct courses, please schedule a pre-nursing advising appointment by calling 303-615-1099 or emailing [email protected].

There is no charge to apply to the MSU Denver nursing program.

The admission process does not discriminate based on age, race, religion, creed, gender, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Submit ANO application: July 1 - Sept 1

Applicants can submit an ANO (accelerated nursing option) application during the open application period. The application opens July 1 at 8:00 am and closes September 1 at 5:00 pm MT.

The application link will appear BELOW and will be accessible only when the application is open. Late applications are not accepted.

When the application is open, follow these login instructions closely to login to the nursing application:

  1. You must use your MSU Denver Username which is also called your MSU Denver Network ID or “NetID”.
    • Your NetID is the first part of your MSU Denver email address (the part before “”).
      • Using your entire MSU Denver email address for your username will NOT work.
      • Using a personal email address for your username will NOT work.
  2. Your password is the same as your password for your MSU Denver email.

Application FAQs

From Acceptance to Graduation - Program FAQs

Resources for nursing students

On the Resources for Nursing Students webpage, you will find information for:

  • Scholarships for nursing students
  • The nursing student handbook
  • The DAISY Award® nomination links
  • Graduation information

and other resources available to you as a nursing student.

Department of Nursing

Mailing Address:
Department of Nursing
Campus Box 72
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 303-615-1600

West Classroom, Suite 247