12 months
1175 USD/credit 35250 USD/year
1175 USD/credit 35250 USD/year
725 USD/credit 21750 USD/year
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The University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing master of science in Nursing program is designed to prepare nurses for direct and indirect care roles.


University of Colorado Denver graduates are prepared to formulate clinical, administrative or policy decisions to promote health with clients experiencing wellness, acute or chronic illness and to develop, manage and evaluate the care within communities and health care systems.

This Nursing program is structured to provide a foundation for career paths for future leaders in indirect care roles in nursing.

Expected Master's Program Outcomes

  • Participate in an interdisciplinary healthcare team as a leader and an active member to promote quality and safe care at the patient, family, population or system levels.
  • Develop a professional, ethical, caring and culturally sensitive approach when working with patients, families, populations or systems.
  • Integrate patient care technologies to improve patient, family, population or system outcomes.
  • Use theoretical frameworks to address patient, family, population or system needs.
  • Integrate evidence-based knowledge into managing the care of patients, families, populations or systems to improve and protect health and wellness in Colorado and beyond.
  • Formulate strategies to advocate for patients, families, populations, systems or the nursing profession in Colorado and beyond.

Programme Structure

Available Specialty Programs

Students select from nine different specialties, five of which include an interdisciplinary urban underserved (CU-UNITE) track. Past coursework to be applied toward the degree will be evaluated on a case-by-case basis. The specific courses required for each specialty option are on the specialty pages.

  • Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Adult-Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Adult-Gerontology
  • Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Health Care Informatics
  • i-LEAD Nursing Leadership and Health Care Systems
  • Nurse-Midwifery
  • Women's Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Acute Care
  • Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Primary Care
  • Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Veteran and Military Health Care

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • 3.0 Undergraduate Nursing GPA
  • Complete Application Before Deadline
  • Application Fee
  • Technical Standards
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Research and Statistics Prerequisite Courses
  • CV/Resume
  • Three Letters of Reference (One Academic Reference Preferred)
  • Current, Unencumbered RN License
  • Applicant Interview
  • Transcripts

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1175 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    35250 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1175 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    21750 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 725 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Denver

1310 - 2220 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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