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BRNCO Application

Part 2: Admission to the Department of Nursing

  1. Complete BRNCO application located below and submit to the Department of Nursing by the application deadline. 
  2. Optional advising appointment to review General Studies:  Contact College of Professional Studies Advising Office at 303-615-1099.  Bring a copy of your transcript evaluation to the advising appointment.  Please direct transcript evaluation questions to the Transfer Services Office at 303-556-3774.  If you are a student with a previous bachelor's degree that is recognized by the University, you do not need to complete any further general studies.  For program readmission requests, please contact the Department of Nursing.

BRNCO Admission Documentation Requirements

Complete the Department of Nursing BRNCO Application (link below) and supporting documents. 

  • Professional resume
  • One page essay stating educational and career goals
  • Copy of current unencumbered RN license in good standing - If you have not yet obtained RN licensure, you must update MSU Denver Nursing with this information before beginning coursework.

Applications are submitted online and you must have an active MSU Denver student account in order to apply.  


Questions about the application can be directed to:

College of Professional Studies Advising Office 303-615-1099


Deadlines:  The priority application deadlines for the BRNCO are: December 1st (Spring Start), May 1st (Summer Start), and August 1st (Fall Start).  Applications received after the deadline will be accepted on a space-available basis.  Students should also be aware of MSU Denver Admissions Application Deadlines.


Notification of Acceptance and Next Steps

Students will be notified by e-mail regarding status of their application.

All students are accepted on a provisional status and applicants must successfully pass a criminal background check and drug screen prior to admission as well as submit all required documentation. The Department of Nursing will designate official sites for these tests. Students will bear the expense of these requirements.   The drug screen will test for controlled substances, including marijuana and marijuana derivatives.  Re-testing is not allowed.

Applicants applying for the full-time option must have no more than 6 credits of non-nursing courses required to complete the BSN degree remaining at the start of the nursing program.  Applicants who will have more than 6 credits of non-nursing courses to complete at the start of the nursing program must apply as part-time students.  Non-nursing courses include courses outside of the BRNCO curriculum such as general studies, electives, and a multicultural course required to complete a bachelor’s degree.

Upon acceptance into the Baccalaureate Registered Nursing Completion Option, students will be required to complete the Department of Nursing Online Student Orientation. Information regarding the BRNCO Student Orientation will be sent to the student upon student confirmation of attendance.  In addition, students are required to complete the New Student Orientation required by the University.  This may be taken online and does not substitute/replace the Department of Nursing Orientation.  Please contact the “Office of New Student Orientation” at 303.615.0770 regarding information on the University orientation for new students.

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