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Program Admissions

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Applications to the Nurse Educator, Master of Science Online Program are accepted year-round. The admissions requirements, governed by the Colorado Articulation Model, are broken down according to Program Pathway.

RN (ADN) Pathway

Students that do not have a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree can pursue the RN (ADN) Pathway of the Nurse Educator, Master of Science Online Program if the following criteria is met:

  • Nursing License: Applicants must have Colorado Nursing License in good standing. Applicants without a Nursing License may be admitted with proof of enrollment in a Colorado Associate Degree or Diploma Nursing program with ability to receive Colorado Nursing License prior to starting graduate-level courses.
  • Associate Degree: Student's must have an Associate's Degree or be enrolled in a program to receive an Assocciate's Degree or Diploma in Nursing before starting any program coursework. 
  • Transcripts: Official transcripts from all institutions attended must be sent electronically or by mail. 

BSN Pathway

Students can pursue the BSN Pathway of the Nurse Educator, Master of Science Online Program if the following criteria is met:

  • Nursing License: Applicants must have Colorado Nursing License in good standing.
  • Baccalaureate Degree: Students must have satisfatorily completed a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by a regional accreditation agency or equivalent.
  • Registered Nurse Hours: Prospective students must have completed 2,000 hours (1 year full-time) of experience as a Registered Nurse (AGACNP,
    AGACNP/FNP and PMHNP emphases only).
  • Grade Point Average: Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA to get accepted into the program.
  • Statistics Coursework: Students must have passed at least one undergraduate level statistics course with a grade of C or higher.
  • Background Check: Per Colorado Law, the University is required to run a background check on applicants.
  • Immunization Record: Applicants must provide latest record of vaccinations received 
  • COVID – 19 Vaccination Memo
  • CPR Certification: All students registered in graduate nursing programs are required to provide proof of being CPR Certified.
  • Letters of Recommendation: Three letters of recommendation must be submitted from the following areas:
    • Professional or Academic
    • Clinical
    • Other
  • Letter of Intent: The letter must include brief history of self, reason for pursuing the degree, and plan of how the applicant will manage the program courseload.
  • Curriculum Viate: Candidates must submit a CV in the University-Approved template.


1. More than two (2) years of practice experience
2. One year or more of experience as a clinical adjunct instructor
3. Residency in Southern Colorado
4. Undergraduate degree from CSU-Pueblo

How to Apply

Applicants must complete the online application. The application requires official transcripts from all colleges which the student has attended. Once the application and transcripts have been received, students will receive an admission decision to both the University and to the School of Nursing and Health Sciences simultaneously.

The School of Nursing and Health Sciences partners with CastleBranch, a background screening and compliance tracking company. All applicants must set up a CastleBranch account to submit documents for admission. View instructions on how to set up your CastleBranch account.

Send official transcripts:

Electronically at

By mail at Colorado State University-Pueblo

Office of Admissions
2200 Bonforte Boulevard
Pueblo, CO, 81001

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