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BSN Pathway

Application Deadline

Completed applications are due by February 15th each year for the following fall cohort start date. Applications submitted prior to the deadline will receive priority status. Applications received after the deadline will be considered if space is available.

Part 1 - University Application

All students interested in the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program must apply to CSU Pueblo in addition to the School of Nursing. 

The following is required for a complete application:

  1. University Application
  2. $35 Application Fee
  3. Official Transcripts from all previously attended institutions sent to:
Colorado State University Pueblo
Office of Admissions
2200 Bonforte Blvd
Pueblo, CO 81001 
OR electronically at: info@csupueblo.edu
  1. Baccalaureate Degree: In nursing from an institution accredited by a regional accreditation agency (or equivalent).
  2. Grade Point  Average: Undergraduate BSN cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher will consider courses with a graduate nursing GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  3. RN License: Proof of active, unrestricted Colorado Registered Nurse license by the end of the first semester of the program.
  4. Letters of Recommendation: These must be from:
    1. Professional or Academic
    2. Clinical
    3. Other
  5. Letter of intent: Must include:
    1. Brief professional history
    2. Reason for pursuing advanced degree
    3. How applicant will manage work, home, and study
  6. Curriculum Vitae: Must abide by CV Format

Students can apply to Colorado State University Pueblo here:

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Part 2 - BSN Pathway Application

The School of Nursing uses CastleBranch for submission of supplemental documents.  

The following are criteria for admission:

  1. Statistics, Chemistry, and Microbiology Courses: Undergraduate coursework with a grade of C or higher.
  2. RN License: Proof of active, unrestricted Colorado Registered Nurse license by the end of the first semester of the program.
  3. Background Check: Must abide by Colorado Law.
  4. Drug Screen
  5. Immunizations: Copy of latest immunizations
  6. CPR Certification: Health Care Provider – C or equivalent.
  7. Physical Examination: Click here to access the form: Physical Form
  8. Curriculum Vitae: Must abide by CV Format

Preference for acceptance will be given to applicants who have:

  1. 2000 hours (1 year full-time) experience as a registered nurse (AGACNP, AGACNP/FNP, PMHNP emphases only)
  2. One year or more of experience as a clinical adjunct instructor (Nurse Educator only)
  3. Residency in Southern Colorado
  4. Graduate from CSU-Pueblo

CastleBranch Instructions: AGACNP and AGACNP/FNP Applicants 

CastleBranch Instructions: PMHNP Applicants

Questions about the application process?

Please contact the Graduate Nursing Program Assistant at: 719-549-2409 or gradnursing@csupueblo.edu 

IMPORTANT

Students accepted into the University are not guaranteed acceptance into the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program, nor are students accepted into the DNP Program guaranteed admission into CSU Pueblo.

Spring 2022 Registration

Registration Opens October 18, 2021.

To register for Spring 2022 courses, students will need to meet with their academic success coach or faculty mentor, submit proof of vaccination or exemption, and self-register through Banner.

Vaccination Requirement and Exemptions

Student wearing face mask

The university's COVID-19 Vaccination Policy includes the COVID-19 vaccination unless an exemption is filed.

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