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Program Admissions

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The Nurse Manager and Leader, Master of Science Online Program is flexible and offers year-round, open enrollment. Individuals seeking to admission into the program must provide the following: 

  • Nursing License: Applicants must have a Colorado Nursing License in good standing.
  • Baccalaureate Degree: Students must have satisfactorily completed a Bachelor's Degree in Nursing from an institution accredited by a regional accreditation agency or equivalent.
  • 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 the 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 a brief history of self, the reason for pursuing the degree, and plan of how the applicant will manage the program course load.
  • Curriculum Vitae: Candidates must submit a CV in the University-Approved template.


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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:

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By mail at Colorado State University Pueblo
Office of Admissions
2200 Bonforte Boulevard
Pueblo, CO, 81001

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