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Master of Science (MS) with a major in Nursing

The School of Nursing offers a Master of Science (MS) with a major in Nursing in the following emphasis areas:

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


    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:
    (Click Nurse Practitioner Tab)

    Students Completing the Program:

    • Nurse Practitioner Programs: 82%
    • Nurse Educator Program: 80%

    Graduates Obtaining Jobs: 100%

    *Data are for students that completed the program during the 2015-2016 academic year.


    Expected Student Learning Outcomes for Nurse Practitioners

    • Integrate Evidence-Based practice, ethical decision making and technology into advanced nursing practice.
    • Utilize interprofessional collaboration to provide safe.
    • Lead quality improvement initiatives that affect delivery of advanced nursing practice and health care services.

    Expected Student Learning Outcomes for Nurse Educators

    • Implement evidence-based teaching techniques and scholarly inquiry in educational settings with diverse learners.
    • Participate in curriculum design and evaluation of outcomes.
    • Participate in interdisciplinary efforts to address educational needs in local, regional, state, national and international forums.
    • Assume a leadership role in shaping and implementing change.

Graduate Application

There are two (2) separate applications that must be submitted 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.

Applications are due each year by April 15th. Programs start each fall semester.

If you have additional questions related to the Graduate Nursing Program before or after you apply, please contact the Nursing Graduate Program Associate, Patricia Garcia at 719.549.2049 or submit an email to:



    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 below: CSU-Pueblo Admissions Office Website.

    Send Application and Official Transcripts to:

    Colorado State University-Pueblo
    Registrar's Office
    2200 Bonforte Boulevard
    Pueblo, CO 81001
    Visit the CSU-Pueblo Admissions Office website.

    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.



    The School of Nursing Graduate Application must be accompanied by the student's unofficial transcripts (i.e., a copy of all the student's transcripts should be mailed in the same package as the student's Nursing Graduate Application), three (3) Letters of Recommendation, the student's Letter of Intent and the student's Curriculum Vitae.  The Letters of Recommendation, the student's Letter of Intent and the student's Curriculum Vitae should also be uploaded into the appropriate areas on CastleBranch (see document before for CastleBranch Instructions).  See the appropriate documents below to access more information on the documents required for complete acceptance.  Send completed School of Nursing Graduate Applications to:

    Colorado State University-Pueblo
    School of Nursing
    Attn: Patricia Garcia
    Nursing Graduate Program Associate (T226)
    2200 Bonforte Boulevard
    Pueblo, CO 81001

    School of Nursing Application Documents


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Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing ACEN 
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Atlanta, GA 30326 
Phone: 404.975.5000

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