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About the School

History

The Nursing programs at Colorado State University Pueblo were established in 1964 with the mission to prepare graduates for professional positions as safe, competent, and caring nurses that meet the health care needs of diverse populations. In 2017, the programs were recognized as part of the new and official CSU Pueblo School of Nursing. 

Goals

The School of Nursing will:

  • Provide quality learning experiences:  This will prepare graduates for entry level baccalaureate nursing practice, advanced nursing practice in a culturally diverse community, and advanced careers in the health care industry.
  • Provide multiple degree entry paths: The pathways are 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: This is achieved by close collaboration with local and regional health care agencies to provide nursing programs.
  • Maintain educational excellence: This is to be demonstrated by a 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: We plan to address the learning needs of a diverse student population.
  • Support role development: This will help graduates be responsive to the changing health care environment by redefining and maintaining competencies throughout one’s practice.
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