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Registered Nurses and Community College Students Enrolled in a Nursing Program (ADN)

This fully online program serves two populations of prospective students; those with an RN who wish to obtain their Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree and those planning to or currently enrolled in a community college Associate Degree in Nursing (A.D.N.) program. If this is you, please take a close look at our BRNCO RN to BS program page then reach out to our Online Enrollment Specialist to learn more.

RN to BS and Dual Enrollment Option
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Prospective Students without a Bachelor's Degree

This on-campus traditional nursing program serves students who wish to complete general studies requirements and nursing pre-requisites at MSU Denver during their freshman and sophomore years followed by Nursing, B.S. requirements their junior and senior years. Students who pursue the Traditional Nursing option will complete their freshman and sophomore years as enrolled Pre-nursing students.

Traditional Nursing Option
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Prospective Students with a Bachelor's Degree

This on-campus accelerated nursing program generally serves students who have maintained a high G.P.A while completing some or all of the required prerequisite courses and can transfer their credits to MSU Denver. Our Accelerated Nursing Option (ANO) is a very competitive Bachelor of Science program. Students who pursue the Accelerated Nursing option must successfully transfer or complete prerequisite courses , take the HESI exam, and demonstrate a 3.0 G.P.A. for prior and prerequisite course work.

Accelerated Nursing Option
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The MSU Denver Nursing program consistently exceeds state and national pass rates on the national nursing licensure examination. 89 percent of 2020 MSU Denver ANO graduates who responded to a recent alumni survey reported being employed in the Nursing field.

The MSU Denver Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.

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