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3+2 Program

Admission Requirements

The School of Nursing 3+2 Program offers students the unique opportunity to graduate with both a Baccalaureate and a Master's degree in nursing concentration in Nurse Educator. Master’s-prepared nurses may complete a post-graduate certificate in the nurse educator concentration. This program prepares the nurse to practice as faculty in colleges, universities, hospital-based schools of nursing or technical schools, or as staff development educators in healthcare facilities.

Nurse educators serve as role models and provide the leadership needed to implement evidence-based practice. These leaders document the outcomes of educational programs and guide students through the learning process. The shortage of nurse educators may enhance career prospects since it affords job security and provides opportunities for nurses to maintain dual roles as educators and direct patient care providers. The graduate will be eligible to take the National League for Nursing Certified Nurse Educator Examination. Master’s-prepared nurses may complete a post-graduate certificate in the nurse educator concentration. 

Specific Admission Requirements

Students are responsible for following all admission policies and procedures as outlined in the Graduate Studies section of the University catalog.

  1. Complete application to the nursing program.
  2. Proof of active, unrestricted Colorado Registered Nurse license or  current enrollment in a Colorado Community College or a compact state ADN program
  3.  Residency in a Colorado Nursing Compact State.
  4. All prerequisites must be passed with a C or better (C- is not acceptable) including statistics, microbiology and chemistry. Students receiving a grade less than C in a nursing prerequisite course are not eligible for admission.

If accepted into a program, CastleBranch requirements must be completed by the end of the first class semester. These requirements  include the following:

  1. CV/Resume
  2. Drug screen
  3. Background check per Colorado law
  4. Physical exam within the last 12 months
  5. NSO student malpractice insurance
  6. Current immunizations
  7. Current certification in CPR (Health Care Provider - C or equivalent)
  8. Nursing Program Enrollment Agreement
  9. CSU Pueblo Consent Forms
  10. Major/concentration-specific requirements

Please contact the School of Nursing for more information. 

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