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Inspired by the ones they help, nurses are people strong enough to tolerate anything and soft enough to understand anyone

Nurses make up the largest group of health-care professionals in the U.S., with prolific opportunities to work overseas. And while the demand for registered nurses in hospitals and the community continually rises, there is still a shortage of qualified nurses throughout the country. Employers want their nurses to be skilled in the science and art that make nursing such a special profession, and thats what well teach you at MSU Denver. 

The Department of Nursing offers three degree plans: Accelerated, Traditional and the BRNCO/Dual Enrollment (RN-BSN). Our well-rounded programs encompass science and evidence-based practices along with compassion and person-centered care that prepares you for success in today’s health-care industry. Our faculty are highly experienced in a variety of practice specialties. They have a passion for teaching, instilling their knowledge with experiential and hands-on learning and a dynamic curriculum that allows our graduates to adapt to a rapidly changing health-care environment.  

Professional nurses are motivated to help others in need of physical and emotional care, comfort and understanding by providing high-quality, effective and compassionate care, always. The nursing profession is a fulfilling and rewarding career that will have you confronting new challenges daily.


Update on HESI testing availability: MSU Denver will offer limited and socially distanced HESI testing in Tivoli Room 347 in July and August of 2020. HESI proctoring is only available for current MSU Denver students or applicants. Appointment scheduling will begin on July 6; HESI scheduling is available via phone on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays between 1pm and 5pm. If lines are full when calling please call back, we do not accept appointments via voice mail.

MSU Denver’s Office of Testing Services offers the Elsevier HESI A2 Nursing exam only for MSU Denver Nursing applicants. MSU Denver requires students to complete the Elsevier HESI A2 exam as part of the Nursing program application process. Students need only complete the Mathematics, Reading Comprehension, and Anatomy & Physiology sub-sections of the Elsevier HESI A2 exam.

Setting a HESI exam appointment with MSU Denver Testing Services:

HESI exam scheduling for Spring 2021 start will open on July 6, 2020. The final day to test will be August 31, 2020.

Set an exam appointment as far in advance as possible by contacting the MSU Denver Testing Services office at 303-615-1700. HESI scheduling via phone is available Monday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons beginning July 6. If a scheduler is not available please call back.

Students must have an Evolve account prior to reporting for their HESI appointment at the Testing Services office. Note that MSU Denver students do not need to purchase an exam directly from HESI; students may pay the $75.00 exam fee at the time of the exam. See this link to create your HESI account:

COVID 19 Policy

The Department of Nursing has developed a policy about COVID 19 and its potential impact on students, staff, and faculty.  We will review this policy on a regular basis to make sure we continue to be in compliance with CDC guidelines.

“MSU Denver’s Nursing Department is supportive to their students. While in school the students, your professors, and the department’s staff become your family. Together they all help you with every obstacle you come across. Now that I am graduated and I talk about nursing school with other nurses it seems as though they didn’t have this same experience. I have recommended MSU Denver’s Nursing Program to many people interested in the nursing career.”

Carleen Ellis

MSU Denver '14

Career Prospects

Any nursing position that requires a specialty, such as dialysis, oncology and perianesthesia, can be fulfilled with a B.S.N. from MSU Denver. Our graduates find work wherever nurses are needed, including:

Emergency rooms, blood banks, research centers, rehabilitative clinics, public schools and much more.

Jenny Allert_Nursing
Jenny Allert began her career in nursing more than 15 years ago, adding teaching to her skill set in 2012 as an OB clinical nursing instructor. She joined MSU Denver full-time in 2017. While teaching, she has continued to practice nursing as a staff nurse PRN in labor and delivery units at several hospitals.

Jenny Allert

Assistant Professor of Nursing

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