On campus program
Wonder if you should be a nurse?
Ask yourself these questions:
- Am I good in math and science?
- Do I like to help others?
- Can I handle physical work?
- Am I comfortable working 12-hour shifts, flexible hours, nights, weekends, holidays?
- Can I calmly manage stressful, unpleasant situations?
- Do I consider myself to be patient, empathetic, emotionally mature, and kind?
- Am I comfortable providing intimate care such as taking someone to the bathroom, helping them bathe and dress, feeding them?
If you answered YES to these questions, then nursing may be a good fit for you.
Find out more about the nursing program at MSU Denver
- View informational videos and find the application requirements for our programs.
- Traditional Nursing Option – for students who do not already have a bachelor’s degree or RN license.
- Accelerated Nursing Option – for students who have a bachelor’s degree but not an RN license.
- BRNCO (RN-BSN) – for students who already have an RN license or are enrolled in an associate degree in nursing (ADN) program.
- Attend an information session to learn more about the Traditional and Accelerated options.
- Email [email protected] if you have questions.
- Schedule an appointment to meet with a pre-nursing advisor.
Review prerequisites and program course listings for each nursing program.
Is nursing not quite the right fit, or did you apply and not get into the nursing program?
Here are some ways to increase your application points.
- Retake the HESI A2 Exam for a higher grade.
- Review your nursing GPA and retake courses which are older than 3 years to improve your grade.
- Take courses at MSU Denver to gain up to two additional points on your application.
- Visit the Majors and Minors website
to see if any pique your interest. Schedule a meeting with the advisor for the area you are interested in learning more about! You can call their department or use Navigate.
- Schedule a meeting with a C2 Hub representative or an Exploratory Advisor to discover alternative career pathways/majors.
- Visit the Health Institute website and learn more about health related fields.
- Decide if you want to complete an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) or Bachelor’s Degree in Nursing (BSN).
- Review the list of nursing school programs available in Colorado, listed under under “Professional Nursing Education.”
- Pay attention to admissions requirements since nursing schools can have differing requirements.
- Verify when applications are accepted.
- Be sure to review program costs and if financial aid and/or scholarships are offered.
Need help in your classes?
Tutoring is free and available for most subjects at MSU Denver. Don’t wait until your grade is in jeopardy, reach out for help with your courses early and make the grades you need!
The Writing Center can help with any writing assignment, in any stage of the writing process. The center is open online and on campus – see link for specific hours and opportunities. You can also “drop off” your paper through Doc Drop to receive feedback. This is a free service, too!
MSU Denver offers resources to students to help with a myriad of concerns, academic or personal. Please explore the many options available to you.