The University of Colorado Denver is the largest public research university in Colorado, one of three universities in the University of Colorado system. It is also connected to the University of Colorado Hospital, a major teaching hospital on the Anschutz Medical Campus, making it a leading university for medical education. The university has been ranked highly by US News and World Report, the Princeton Review, and Forbes.

The College of Nursing dates back to 1898, and its programs consistently rank highly in the US News and World Report rankings. The University of Colorado Denver offers two NLN-accredited Master of Science Nursing programs online, with concentrations in Leadership and Healthcare Systems or Informatics Option. Both of these MSN programs can be completed online. UC Denver also allows MSN students to complete a PhD in Nursing with only once-per-semester campus visits.

Application requirements for the MSN include:

  • An undergraduate nursing degree
  • Two copies of official transcripts
  • Four (4) letters of reference with at least one academic reference
  • Completion of a research course with grade of C or better.
  • Completion of a statistics course with grade of C or better.
  • Copy of current and unencumbered nursing license.

Tuition for the online MSN is $990 per credit hour. Qualifying students may apply for federal loans and grants, and the College of Nursing offers several scholarship opportunities for master’s students.