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Is Traditional Nursing the right option for you?

Our on-campus Traditional Nursing Option (TNO) is a very competitive Bachelor of Science program. Students must complete MSU Denver’s General Studies requirements and nursing program prerequisites to apply.

We recommend that students work as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) or similar before applying to the program to determine if nursing is a good fit.


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 UNN, 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.

Preparing to Apply to the TNO - nursing prerequisites and HESI testing

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

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.

Late applications are not accepted. The application link will be available when the application is open.

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.

TNO application link will be available here when application is open.

Application FAQs

From Application to Graduation

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