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Graduate Degrees with a major in Nursing MS and DNP

The School of Nursing offers a Master of Science (MS) degree with a major in Nursing and a Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree. The following Nursing emphases options Adult/ Gerontology Acute Care (AGACNP), Adult/ Gerontology Acute Care/ Family (AGACNP/FNP), Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP) or Nurse Educator.

Emphasis Areas

For more information about the program academic policies and clinical requirements, please read the Graduate Nursing Student Handbook.

Graduate programs are delivered using a hybrid format (on/off campus and on-line). In order to register for graduate nursing courses students must have unconditional acceptance into the nursing program and follow the degree plan, or register by permission of the graduate nursing program coordinator.

Program Outcomes and Expected Student Learning Outcomes

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    Program Outcomes

    1. Eighty Percent of graduates will:

    • Complete the program within one and one half times the length of the program.
    • Express satisfaction with the program.
    • Pass national certification exam the first time.
    • Be employed in role related professional practice within one year.

    2. Eighty percent of employers will express satisfaction with graduates' job performance.

    Student Achievement Data

    First Time Pass Rates for ANCC, AANPCB and AACCN:

    https://www.csupueblo.edu/institutional-research/student-outcomes/licensure-exams.html
    (Click Nurse Practitioner Tab)

    MS Major Nursing Students Completing the Program Aggregate Data:

    2016 Completion Rate: 92%

    2015 Completion Rate: 90%

    2014 Completion Rate: 82%

    Graduates Obtaining Jobs: 

    2017

    32% response rate, 100% employed full-time

    2016

    30% response rate, 100% employed full-time

    2015

    44% response rate, 100% employed full-time

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    Masters of Science Major in Nursing Expected End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

    1. Integrate evidence-based practice, ethical decision making and technology into advanced nursing practice.
    2. Utilize interprofessional collaboration to provide safe, quality patient-centered care.
    3. Explore quality improvement initiatives that affect delivery of advanced nursing practice and health care services.
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    Doctor of Nursing Practice Expected End-of-Program Student Learning Outcomes

    At the completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

    1. Integrate evidence-based practice, ethical decision making and technology into advanced nursing practice
    2. Conduct scholarly inquiry to influence health outcomes of individuals, aggregates and populations
    3. Organize interprofessional collaboration to provide safe, quality patient-centered care.
    4. Assume a leadership role in transforming health care systems, policies and standards of care

Graduate Application

There are two (2) steps that must be completed for acceptance into the CSU-Pueblo Graduate Nursing Program. It is essential that each applicant understands that acceptance to the University does not imply acceptance into the Nursing program, nor does acceptance to the Nursing Program imply acceptance to the University. The student must be accepted to both the University and to the School of Nursing independently to be eligible for the Nursing Program. Once both processes are completed the CSU-Pueblo School of Nursing will notify the student by postal mail.

If you have additional questions related to the Graduate Nursing Program before or after you apply, please contact the Graduate Nursing Program Assistant, Michelle Fox at 719.549.2409 or submit an email to: michelle.fox@csupueblo.edu or contact Graduate Nursing Program Coordinator, Dr. Susan Belport at 719.549.2459 or submit an email to: susan.belport@csupueblo.edu.

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    Step 1: Graduate Nursing Application

    Complete the Application for Graduate Admission for acceptance to the University. This application must be accompanied by ALL official transcripts from all colleges and universities which the student has attended. The student can either apply online or download the Application for Graduate Admission by using the link provided: CSU-Pueblo Online Graduate Application.

    Send Official Transcripts to:

    Colorado State University-Pueblo
    Registrar's Office
    2200 Bonforte Boulevard
    Pueblo, CO 81001

    The Office of Admissions postpones university admission notification until acceptance into the Graduate Nursing Program. If the student has additional questions regarding their University Application specifically, please contact the Registrar's Office at 719.549.2462.

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    Step 2: School of Nursing Application Documents

    The following items must be completed via Castlebranch instructions as listed in the document provided below:

    School of Nursing Application Documents

Accreditation

School of Nursing Logo

Doctor of Nursing Practice deemed eligible for Candidacy from Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

Master’s Program Accredited through 2019 by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing ACEN 
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850 
Atlanta, GA 30326 
Phone: 404.975.5000 

http://www.acennursing.org

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