The University of Colorado College of Nursing has had more than a century to establish its reputation as one of the best in the country. We are known for our pioneering initiatives, including being the birthplace of the first nurse practitioner program in the world and offering online education many years before other schools. Our master's program is ranked 15th in the nation in the 2015 rankings of graduate schools by U.S. News & World Report.
Also ranked by the U.S. News & World Report is our pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) specialty at 5th, our nurse-midwifery specialty at 13th, and our family nurse practitioner specialty at 16th in the nation.
The adult-gerontology acute care nurse practitioner specialty program prepares nurses to treat adults in the specialty areas of urgent, emergent and critical care, and to sit for the adult-gerontology acute care certification exam.
The number of advanced practice nurses prepared to care for the diverse aging population is woefully inadequate—fewer than three percent nationally. That’s why it’s smart to consider adding to your education and career potential by earning an advanced practice adult-gerontology degree. Explore two paths toward caring for an aging population here.
Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
Adult-Gerontology Clinical Nurse Specialist
Family nurse practitioners provide primary care to infants, children, adults and geriatric patients. Entry into practice as a primary care nurse practitioner demands educational preparation at a minimum of a master’s degree in nursing.
The PMHNP program provides course work that focuses on complex psychiatric nursing assessment and interventions in children, adolescents, adults and older adults.
The field of informatics provides opportunities for health care professionals to become leaders in the forefront of health care transformation through the use of provider and patient care technologies. Our online programs prepare you to plan, select, design and implement emerging technologies that advance consumer engagement, support clinical decision making, promote safety and drive quality care.
The nurse-midwifery option prepares the graduate to provide safe, competent and satisfying care to women and their families during the childbearing years, as well as primary care health issues across the lifespan.
The pediatric nurse practitioner (PNP) specialty focuses on the delivery of primary health care to infants, children and adolescents.
NOT ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS AT THIS TIME. Pediatric nursing leadership and special needs (PNL) is a program that prepares nurses for advanced practice in leadership positions working with children and youth, especially those with special needs.
The purpose of the special studies option is to create a pathway to obtain the MS degree for students who may already have certification in an advanced practice area.
The women's health nurse practitioner option focuses on the primary health care needs of women from adolescence through the older adulthood.
The i-LEAD (innovation in leadership and administration in nursing and health care systems) program will prepare advanced practice nurses with the expertise to provide leadership for high quality health care in rural and medically under-served urban areas.