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The Colorado State University-Pueblo School of Nursing provides various opportunities for students looking to obtain a degree in nursing. Housed in the Technology Building on the CSU-Pueblo campus, the School of Nursing provides programs for both a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) as well as a Graduate Program with a major in Nursing (MS) in the following emphasis areas:

  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP)
  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care/Family Nurse Practitioner (AGACNP/FNP)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • Nurse Educator

Faculty are qualified, caring, and dedicated professionals who use a team-orientated approach to learning in a culturally diverse student population.



    The Nursing Department will:

    • Provide quality learning experiences for nursing students that prepare graduates for entry level baccalaureate nursing practice or advanced nursing practice in a culturally diverse community.
    • Provide multiple degree entry paths based on previous education and academic entrance criteria that support student achievement at a professional level.
    • Serve as a regional nursing education center for Southern Colorado, by collaborating with local and regional health care agencies to provide nursing programs.
    • Maintain educational excellence demonstrated by program status consistent with the Colorado Board of Nursing, national accrediting agency criteria and educational emphases on professional nursing standards.
    • Provide a supportive and caring learning environment to address the learning needs of a diverse student population.
    • Support role development responsive to the changing health care environment by redefining and maintaining competencies throughout one's practice.


    The mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare graduates for professional positions as safe, competent and caring nursing to meet the health care needs of diverse populations.

    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 licensure exam the first time.
    • Be employed in role related professional practice within six months to one year.

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


    Expected Student Learning Outcomes for BSN Programs

    At the completion of the program, graduate will be able to:

    1. Demonstrate caring through advocacy for patients by providing compassionate care based on respect for patient's preferences, values, and needs.
    2. Collaborate effectively within health care team, to achieve safe, quality patient care in a variety of health care settings.
    3. Use nursing judgment based on best current evidence to ensure optimal outcomes for patients and families.
    4. Demonstrate professional identity, integrity, and leadership as the coordinator of patient care.

    Expected Student Learning Outcomes for MS Programs

    At the completion of the program, graduate 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. Lead quality improvement initiatives that affect delivery of advanced nursing practice and health care services.


Accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020

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