Is Traditional Nursing (TNO) the right option for you?

  • On-campus
  • Very competitive

To apply to TNO, you must:

  • complete General Studies requirements
  • complete nursing prerequisite courses
  • meet application requirements

To determine if nursing is a good fit, we recommend working in healthcare as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or similar. You will need strong communication and critical thinking skills.


Learn about our TNO Program

MSU Denver students and prospective students who are interested in the TNO program are encouraged to:

Accreditation is important! Find out about MSU Denver’s nursing program accreditation.

IMPORTANT: Students who take courses at MSU Denver can earn more points on their nursing application. For more information, please refer to the Application FAQs section below.

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Launch Experience

Are you an MSU Denver student?

The first step for a prospective student is to apply to MSU Denver as a student and declare their major as Undeclared Nursing Interest.

During this process, students will be asked to transfer previous college coursework to MSU Denver. This may include prior learning credits such as AP scores. Students may check whether previous courses will automatically transfer by using our Transfer Toolbox.

After acceptance and course transfers, students will complete any remaining university and nursing prerequisite courses. University requirements are also called General Studies requirements and consist of around 30-33 credits.

Nursing application requirements

To be sure you complete or transfer the correct courses, please schedule an appointment with our pre-nursing advisor.

There is no charge to apply to the MSU Denver nursing program.

The admission process does not discriminate based on age, race, religion, creed, gender, national origin, disability or veteran status.

Submit TNO Application

Applicants must submit an TNO application during the open application period.

  • For the Spring cohort, the application opens July 1 at 8:00 am and closes September 1 at 5:00 pm MT.
  • For the Fall cohort, the application opens February 1 at 8:00 am and closes April 1 at 5:00 pm MT.

A few days before the application opens, the application link will appear BELOW. The link will become live when the application period begins, and it will no longer work when the application closes. Late applications are not accepted.

Follow login instructions closely.

  1. To login to the nursing application: you must use your MSU Denver Username also called MSU Denver Network ID. This is the first part of your MSU Denver email address (the part before “”).
  2. Your password is the same as your password for your MSU Denver email.

Application FAQs

From Application to Graduation - program FAQs

Resources for nursing students

On the Resources for Nursing Students webpage, you will find information for:

  • Scholarships for nursing students
  • The nursing student handbook
  • The DAISY Award® nomination links
  • Graduation information

and other resources available to you as a nursing student.

Department of Nursing

Contact Information

Mailing Address:
Department of Nursing
Campus Box 72
P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 303-615-1600

West Classroom, Suite 247