1. Graduation from an accredited associate degree program. Applications from RNs who graduated from a diploma or an out-of-state non-accredited associate degree program will be reviewed individually to determine if lower division nursing courses can be accepted for approximately one (1) year of baccalaureate nursing courses.
For schools attended outside of Colorado, proof of NLN or CCNE nursing accreditation for the school where your associate degree in nursing was received is required. Proof of accreditation must cover through the date that you graduated.
2. A total of at least sixty (60) semester or ninety (90) quarter hours of approved transferable non-nursing prerequisite course work. (This requirement has usually been met upon completion of your previous coursework).
3. Completion of prerequisites.
4. The recommended overall GPA is 3.00 or better. (You may apply with an overall GPA of less than 3.00, if all of the prerequisites/electives are completed before the requested start term.)
5. Two letters of recommendation – preferably one (1) academic and one (1) professional.
6. Copy of current and unencumbered RN license.
7. If an applicant applies more than 3 years after receiving the associate degree in nursing, a minimum of 1000 hours of nursing work experience is required within the last three (3) years OR completion of a CCNE approved RN refresher course.
All entering students are required to possess (lease or own) a personal computer that meets the minimum specifications for the duration of their degree program. Refer to our Student Handbook
for the details of the specifications. 9.
If your primary spoken language is not English, you will need to submit TOEFL score as part of the application process. The College of Nursing TOEFL exam code is 3377. Please be sure to use this code when registering for the exam to ensure that we receive the results.