MSU Denver

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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) 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

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Launch Experience

Become an MSU Denver Student

Prospective students first apply to MSU Denver as a student and declare their major as UNN, Undeclared Nursing Interest.

Students will transfer previous college coursework including prior learning credits, such as AP scores, to MSU Denver. It is the student’s responsibility to verify the equivalence of any transfer course brought into the University. Please contact [email protected] for assistance.

Steps to Apply to TNO Program

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Prerequisite Coursework

Transfer or complete university and nursing prerequisite courses with a 3.0 GPA or higher. Prerequisite courses should be completed within 5-7 years of applying. Final courses may be completed during the semester in which applications are accepted.

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Admission Assessment

Take the HESI A2 exam and score at least 80% combined on three required sections, Math, Reading Comprehension, and Anatomy & Physiology. This assessment may be taken up to two times per application period and scores remain valid for 24 months. You will be permitted to upload two HESI score sheets for consideration on your application, and we will use your best score per section to calculate your overall score.

HESI Testing
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Submit Application

Submit a TNO application during the open application period: July 1 - September 1 at 5:00 pm MT for spring start, or February 1 - April 1 at 5:00 pm MT for fall start. Late applications are not accepted. (Application link will be available here when application is open.)

There is no charge for the MSU Nursing Program application.

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

Application FAQs

From Application to Graduation

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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