Eligibility Criteria for Nursing PhD Program Admission
Required documents for Graduate School admission are identified here.
In addition, the College of Nursing PhD program requires:
Completion of a baccalaureate or higher degree in nursing from an NLN or CCNE accredited institution.
A 3.0 undergraduate and/or a 3.5 graduate grade point average.
Completion of a graduate-level inferential (intermediate) statistics course* with a minimum grade of B (3.0).
Completion of master’s-level nursing theory course* with a minimum grade of B (3.0).
*If either the graduate-level nursing theory course or the inferential statistics is not reflected in the course title on the transcript, include a course description, course outline or other supporting evidence that this requirement has been met.
Applications complete by the first Monday in March will be reviewed for fall admission.
Please send all application documents to
Office of Student Affairs and Diversity
College of Nursing
13120 E. 19th Avenue C288-6
Aurora, CO 80045
In spring 2008, the University of Colorado College of Nursing adopted the technical standards for admission, progression and graduation of College of Nursing students in the bachelor of science (BS) and doctor of nursing practice (DNP) programs. These standards also apply for master of science (MS), post-master’s, PhD and special graduate students taking clinical courses involving direct client care.
Candidates for these degrees must be able to meet these minimum standards with or without a reasonable accommodation for successful completion of degree requirements. In graduate courses or programs without clinical components, or those involving no direct patient care, the standards may be modified by the program council governing the specific degree program (MS or PhD). The following technical standards explain attributes necessary to complete the educational programs in nursing. The college will consider any applicant who demonstrates the ability to perform, or to learn to perform, the skills listed. An applicant with concerns about these technical standards is strongly encouraged to discuss the issue with the director of the particular program. An applicant is not required to disclose the nature of any disability. If appropriate, and upon request from the applicant, reasonable accommodations for a disability may be provided.
Please see page 49 of the Student Handbook for detailed information regarding the technical standards.