TNO application

TNO Application open July 1 to Sept 1

The TNO application will open July 1 and close September 1 at 5:00 pm MT. Late applications are not accepted.

Applicants will take the Casper Admission Assessment as part of their application. This assessment is given online (no in-person option is available) and will be available these three dates only for this application cycle:

  • Aug 8, 2024 – 6:00 PM MDT
  • Sep 5, 2024 – 6:00 PM MDT
  • Oct 17, 2024 – 6:00 PM MDT

Applicants will receive Casper Admission Assessment registration instructions in their MSU Denver email after submitting their nursing application. Test prep and system requirements will be provided with these instructions. More information is located below in the TNO App Requirements section.

To submit an application, please go to the TNO application instructions and link.

Is TNO the right option for you?

Traditional Nursing Option (TNO) is:

  • On-campus
  • Very competitive

To apply to TNO, you must:

To determine if nursing is a good fit, we recommend working in healthcare as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or similar. Additionally, 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 and Program FAQs below.

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 Pre-Nursing.

During this process, students will be asked to transfer previous college coursework to MSU Denver, which 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

Student consultation on Auraria Campus

Schedule advising appointment

Make sure you're on the right track!

To be sure you complete or transfer the correct courses, please schedule a pre-nursing advising appointment by calling 303-615-1099 or emailing [email protected].


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

Submit TNO Application

Applicants can submit a TNO (traditional nursing option) application during an open application period only.

  • For Spring cohorts, the application opens July 1 at 8:00 am and closes September 1 at 5:00 pm MT.
  • For Fall cohorts, the application opens December 1 at 8:00 am and closes March 1 at 5:00 pm MT.

The application link will appear BELOW and will be accessible only when the application is open. Late applications are not accepted.

When the application is open, follow these login instructions closely to login to the nursing application:

  1. You must use your MSU Denver Username which is also called your MSU Denver Network ID or “NetID”.
    • Your NetID is the first part of your MSU Denver email address (the part before “”).
      • Using your entire MSU Denver email address for your username will NOT work.
      • Using a personal email address for your username will NOT work.
  2. Your password is the same as your password for your MSU Denver email.

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

Application FAQs

From Acceptance 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