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BSN Pathway

Application Deadline

Complete applications are due by March 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:


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. 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. Statistics Course: Undergraduate statistics course with a grade of C or higher.
  4. RN License: Proof of active, unrestricted Colorado Registered Nurse license by the end of the first semester of the program.
  5. Background Check: Must abide by Colorado Law.
  6. Drug Screen
  7. Immunizations: Copy of latest immunizations
  8. CPR Certification: Health Care Provider – C or equivalent.
  9. Letters of Recommendation: These must be from:
    1. Professional or Academic
    2. Clinical
    3. Other
  10. Letter of intent: Must include:
    1. Brief professional history
    2. Reason for pursuing advanced degree
    3. How applicant will manage work, home, and study
  11. Curriculum Vitae: Must abide by School format
  12. Physical Examination: Click here to access the form: Physical Form

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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