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University of Colorado College of Nursing

College of Nursing
 

MS-PhD Program Admissions

Admissions Requirements


Admissions

The following requirements/materials are required for a complete application. Admissions decisions will be made after each deadline and following a faculty review. All materials submitted become the property of the University of Colorado College of Nursing.

Admissions Requirements

  1. An undergraduate nursing degree from an NLNAC or CCNE accredited school or university.
    • You must provide proof of nursing accreditation from the school where you received your bachelor's degree in nursing. You can get this information either from the NLNAC or CCNE web sites or from your institution.
  2. One copy of the official transcript from each college or university ever attended. The College of Nursing is now accepting eTranscripts. Please have your institution email the eTranscripts to nursing.transcripts@ucdenver.edu.
    • Official transcripts are those sent directly from the registrar's office of the issuing institution to the University of Colorado College of Nursing, Office of Student Affairs and Diversity.
  3. Four (4) letters of reference with at least one academic reference: The online application data system will require you to submit the names, telephone numbers and e-mail address for your recommenders. Once you complete your application and hit submit, your recommenders will receive an e-mail with instructions, along with information and an e-address to submit their recommendation on your behalf. It will take the data system approximately 24-72 hours to deliver this information to the recommender once you have submitted your application.
  4. Completion of a research course, at an institution that is regionally accredited, with a grade of C or better.
  5. Completion of a statistics course, at an institution that is regionally accredited, with a grade of C or better.

  6. Copy of current and unencumbered nursing license.

  • Out-of-state applicants must submit a copy of their current and unencumbered nursing license and must obtain a current Colorado nursing license prior to starting their program of study if doing clinical course work in Colorado.
  • For more information contact:
    Colorado State Board of Nursing
    1560 Broadway, Suite 670
    Denver, CO 80202
    (303) 894-2430
  1. The GRE is highly recommended of those applicants whose cumulative undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0.
  2. It is the policy of the College of Nursing to require all applicants to the college whose primary spoken language is not English and International Applicants to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) scores 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. 

    Potential applicants that do not currently meet the minimum TOEFL requirement may participate in the College’s free English as Second Language (ESL) workshops. 

 

International Students

  1. In addition to the standard admission requirements, international applicants must submit the following:
    • A copy of your current passport.
    • Financial statement for international applicants. Call 303-315-2230 for more information.
  2. TOEFL Test Required for All Applicants with a Primary Language other than English: All international applicants to the College of Nursing must submit a TOEFL score.

    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. 

    Potential applicants that do not currently meet the minimum TOEFL requirement may participate in the College’s free English as Second Language (ESL) workshops that are offered on Saturdays throughout the school year.
  3. For all applicants with educational coursework from a country other than the U.S.:

A course by course evaluation for U.S. equivalency of international transcripts done by an approved international transcript evaluation service.

    • Evaluation by World Education Services (WES) is preferred.
    • The evaluation must be mailed directly from the evaluation service to the College of Nursing.

4.  The applicant will be notified of admission status by mail. Please contact the Office    of  Student Affairs and Diversity for changes in name, address, telephone number or e-mail address.