Department of Nursing
Which Option is Right for You?
Metropolitan State University of Denver Department of Nursing offers a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing with four options.
Traditional Nursing Option (TNO)
Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Traditional Nursing Option (TNO) is completed in four semesters over a two year period. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).
Accelerated Nursing Option (ANO)
Designed for individuals with a non-nursing Bachelor’s Degree who wish to enter the nursing profession. Upon acceptance and completion of the program, graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and are eligible to take the RN licensing exam (NCLEX-RN).
Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Completion Option (BRNCO)
Designed for students who have graduated from an Associate Degree or Diploma Nursing Program, have a current unencumbered RN License in good standing and who wish to earn a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. This program allows working RNs to complete their BSN at a pace that allows full employment.
Dual Enrollment (same curriculum as BRNCO)
The MSU Denver Dual Enrollment Pathway is intended for students pursuing an Associate's Degree in Nursing (ADN) and looking to bridge it to their BSN.
Nursing Program Background Check and Drug Screening
The clinical sites used in the Metropolitan State University of Denver nursing program require background checks of all potential students who complete clinical experiences as part of their educational program. For more information concerning disqualifying offenses, please look at the MSU Denver Nursing Program Background Check Disqualifying Offenses.
Nursing Program Minimum Functional Abilities
The Metropolitan State University of Denver Department of Nursing has identified essential functions of performance that are required to provide safe patient care, with or without reasonable accommodation. Please review the functional abilities that have been adopted by the nursing program for admission, progression, and graduation.
The transfer policy describes the process for a pre-licensure nursing student requesting to transfer from another nursing program into the nursing program (ANO or TNO) at Metropolitan State University of Denver.