MSU Denver

Early Admission to a Nursing Program (ANO or TNO) is available to students currently in ROTC or an equivalent military program.

MSU Denver’s Department of Nursing offers one early admission spot in each TNO and ANO cohort specifically for an ROTC or equivalent military program applicant. A cohort is determined by option (TNO or ANO) and start date. Each applicant must complete the following steps.

  1. Be approved by MSU Denver’s ROTC department ​or equivalent military program.
    • Please ask you’re your military program contact for assistance.
    • For assistance from the nursing department, please email [email protected]
  2. Meet with the MSU Denver Pre-Nursing Advisor to create an academic plan and determine a targeted cohort. Please email [email protected] or call 303-615-1099 and ask to schedule an appointment with the pre-nursing advisor.
  3. Meet ANO/TNO early acceptance minimum requirements (listed below).
  4. Submit the Military – ANO/TNO Nursing Application for Early Admissions application.

ANO/TNO early acceptance minimum requirements are assessed in the following order. (If one is unavailable, then the next option will be assessed.)

  • 3.0 GPA in Nursing Prerequisites
  • 3.0 GPA in college coursework
  • 3.0 unweighted high school GPA

Any applicant without a GPA will be assessed on alternative academic criteria.

When to Apply

Applications are accepted throughout the year and evaluated on a rolling basis, first come first served, for future program start dates unfilled at the time. Applicants not offered early admissions for desired cohort may reapply for early admissions to a different cohort or apply through the general nursing application.

After Early Admission Acceptance

Once an applicant is offered early acceptance, the applicant must retain a minimum of 3.0 GPA in all nursing prerequisite coursework to retain their spot. If the applicant falls below this minimum requirement, then the applicant forfeits their spot, and the spot reopens to other ROTC or equivalent military program applicants. Suppose no ROTC or equivalent military program applicant applies and meets the minimum requirements for a cohort by the time the general application closes for a specified cohort/start. In that case, the applicant’s spot will be filled by a general applicant.

Requirements to Enter Nursing Program

Important: All ROTC or equivalent military program applicants who are offered early acceptance must complete a general nursing application during the open application period for the cohort to which they are offered early admissions.

The application link is available during the open application period.

  • The TNO open application period is February 1 to April 1 for August start, and July 1 to September 1 for January start. Access the TNO application during the open application period.
  • The ANO open application period is July 1 to September 1 for January start. Access the ANO application during the open application period.

Early admitted applicants must continue to meet the minimum 3.0 GPA in nursing prerequisite courses and must score a minimum of 80% average on the HESI A2 (3 sections: Reading Comprehension, Math, Anatomy and Physiology) to retain their placement.

Questions? Please email [email protected]

Department of Nursing

Contact Information



West Classroom
Suite 247

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

Mailing address:
PO BOX 173362
Campus Box 72
Denver, CO 80217-3362