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BSN Pathway

Application Deadline

Complete 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 Master of Science with a Major in Nursing 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 in Admissions at:
  1. Baccalaureate Degree: In nursing from an institution accredit ed 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 School format: 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


Students accepted into the University are not guaranteed acceptance into the Master of Science (MS) with a major in Nursing Program, nor are students accepted into the MS with a major in Nursing Program guaranteed admission into CSU Pueblo.

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