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Is Traditional Nursing the Right Option for You?

The on-campus Traditional Nursing Option 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 Nursing (Undeclared) students. It is highly recommended that students obtain experience working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) before they apply to this program.

This on-campus traditional nursing program generally serves students who have maintained a high G.P.A while completing some or all of the required prerequisite courses. Our Traditional Nursing Options (TNO) is a very competitive Bachelor of Science program. Students who pursue the Traditional 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. Students who pursue the Traditional Nursing Option must first apply and be accepted to MSU Denver as Nursing (Undeclared).

Traditional Nursing at MSU Denver

AACSB (Best Nursing Seal

2021 Best Nursing Schools in Colorado

MSU Denver Ranked #5
Registered Nursing ranked the top 10 nursing schools in Colorado by analyzing current and historical NCLEX-RN “pass rates.” MSU Denver ranked 5th in Colorado with a score of 94.95

Expand Your Options

MSU Denver’s affordable, flexible, traditional nursing degree is designed for you.

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ACEN Accredited

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

Prospective MSU Denver Students

Interested Traditional Nursing Option students must apply and be accepted to MSU Denver as Nursing (Undeclared) before taking any other steps.

  1. Complete an online application and select the Nursing (Undeclared) major. All nursing students must begin their application as Nursing (Undeclared).
  2. Provide MSU Denver Admissions with official transcript(s) of all previous college level courses
  3. Provide MSU Denver Admissions with AP scores.
  4. Once accepted to MSU as a Nursing (Undeclared) student, you can begin working on the Five Step TNO Application Process.

MSU Denver Nursing (Undeclared) applications are accepted all year. Eligible TNO applicants can apply to the TNO program between July 1st and September 1st by 5 p.m.

What could disqualify me from the TNO program?

Please see the MSU Denver Background Check Guidelines. In addition, a drug test will be done prior to admission to the TNO program.

Prospective TNO Applicants

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If you are not yet a Nursing (Undeclared) student, please review requirements for Nursing (Undeclared) admissions and gain acceptance as an MSU Denver Nursing (Undeclared) student before applying to the TNO program.

Metropolitan State University of Denver’s Traditional Nursing Option (TNO) is an on-campus nursing program that serves students who wish to complete general studies requirements and nursing pre-requisites 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 Nursing (Undeclared) students. A 3.0 minimum overall GPA and pre-requisite GPA is required to apply to the Nursing program.

Eligible TNO applicants are ranked based on ANT/TNO Acceptance Points Calculations. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. (NCLEX-RN). The top ranked 26 students will be offered conditional acceptance into the TNO program. Students who are accepted into the TNO program will take only nursing courses for the junior and senior years. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. (NCLEX-RN).

What could disqualify me from the TNO program?

Please see the MSU Denver Background Check Guidelines. In addition, a drug test will be done prior to admission to the TNO program.

Courses and Program Plan of Study

Courses and Program Plan

Take a look at the courses required within the Traditional Nursing Option along with your path to graduation.

Eligible TNO Applicants

If you have been accepted to MSU Denver as a Nursing (Undeclared) student and have completed the Five Steps TNO Application Process, then you are ready to apply to the TNO program. There is no charge for the MSU Nursing Program application.

  • The Application opens July 1st and closes on September 1st at 5:00 pm. These dates remain the same every year. Applications are not accepted after the deadline.
  • For the Accelerated Nursing Option, a cohort of 48 students are accepted from a pool of MSU Denver Nursing (Undeclared) students based on ANO/TNO Acceptance Points Calculations.

Please review the Five Steps TNO Application Process to confirm you ready to apply to the TNO program.

Conditional Acceptance

If your application to the TNO program is accepted, that acceptance is conditional based on the following:

  • Applicants must successfully pass a criminal background check and drug screen prior to admission. The drug screen will test for controlled substances, including marijuana and marijuana derivatives. There is no re-testing. If students fail the drug test or background check, their conditional acceptance is negated.
  • Admitted students must attend a required orientation with the Department of Nursing before beginning nursing courses.
  • Admitted students must provide immunization records and a CPR certification.
  • Candidates must be able to meet the rigorous physical, mental, emotional, and academic standards required to become a professional nurse.
  • Candidates will need a computer that meets the Nursing Department’s minimum requirements.

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

What could disqualify me from the TNO program?

Please see the MSU Denver Background Check Guidelines. In addition, a drug test will be done prior to admission to the TNO program.

Department of Nursing

Contact the Department of Nursing

Email: [email protected]

Phone: 303-615-1600

Location:

West Classroom

Suite 247

Mailing Address:

Department of Nursing

Campus Box 72

P.O. Box 173362

Denver, CO 80217-3362