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Is Accelerated Nursing the Right Option for You?

Our on-campus Accelerated Nursing Option (ANO) is a very competitive Bachelor of Science program for students who have previously earned a bachelor’s degree. Students must complete nursing prerequisite courses and meet other application requirements to apply. It is highly recommended to obtain experience working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) to determine if nursing is a good fit.

Learn About Our ANO Program

MSU Denver students and prospective students who are interested in the ANO program are encouraged to:

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Launch Experience

Become an MSU Denver Student

Prospective students first apply to MSU Denver as a student and declare their major as UNN, Undeclared Nursing Interest.

Students will transfer previous college coursework including prior learning credits, such as AP scores, to MSU Denver. It is the student’s responsibility to verify the equivalence of any transfer course brought into the University. Please contact [email protected] for assistance.

Steps to Apply to the ANO Program

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Prerequisite Coursework

Transfer or complete nursing prerequisite courses with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Prerequisite courses should be completed within 5-7 years of applying. Final courses may be completed during the semester in which applications are accepted.

Prerequisite Coursework
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Admission Assessment

Take the HESI A2 exam and score at least 80% combined on three required sections, Math, Reading Comprehension, and Anatomy & Physiology. This assessment may be taken up to two times per application period and scores remain valid for 24 months. You will be permitted to upload two HESI score sheets for consideration on your application, and we will use your best score per section to calculate your overall score.

HESI Testing
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Submit ANO Application

Submit an ANO application during the open application period, July 1 - September 1 at 5:00 pm MT for spring semester start. Late applications are not accepted. (Application link will be available here when application is open.)

There is no charge for the MSU Nursing Program application.

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

Application FAQs

From Application to Graduation

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