Jun 29, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Department of Nursing


The mission of the Department of Nursing is to provide a high quality, accessible, enriching interprofessional baccalaureate nursing education.  Our learning community cultivates graduates who are prepared with the knowledge, skills and competencies to advance professional nursing practice in a diverse, global and technological society. The goal of the nursing program is to prepare a diverse and inclusive generalist professional nurse who provides equitable care for patients in current and future healthcare delivery systems. 

Vision

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are central to who we are. We commit to developing an inclusive nursing program across race, ethnicity, gender identity, age, and neurodiversity. We encourage, support and celebrate the differences of our students, faculty, and our world. The Department of Nursing is committed to academic excellence, collaborative community involvement and promotion of scholarly achievement. 

Academic Programs

The Nursing Department offers a baccalaureate degree program with three tracks leading to a major in nursing, the Accelerated Nursing Option (ANO), Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Completion Option (BRNCO), and Traditional Nursing Option (TNO).

Accreditation

The Accelerated Nursing Option, Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Completion Option, and Traditional Nursing Option are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (formerly the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326, acenursing.org.

For more information, call the Department of Nursing at 303-615-1600, go to West Classroom 247, or visit our website, msudenver.edu/nursing.

 

Student Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the MSU Denver Nursing Program, graduates should be able to achieve the following student learning outcomes:

Communication
Communicate effectively with patients and interprofessional health care teams to enhance patient outcomes.

Critical Thinking and Clinical Reasoning
Integrate evidence, clinical judgment, interprofessional perspectives and patient preference in providing patient care.

Patient Safety
Evaluate patient care environments for use of appropriate quality safety indicators.

Leadership and Management
Apply leadership and management principles to manage resources and achieve optimal patient outcomes.

Professionalism and Professional Values
Exhibit the knowledge, skills and attributes of a professional nurse.

Accelerated Nursing Option (ANO)

The ANO is a second degree program for students with a previous non-nursing baccalaureate degree. 

Students who wish to enter the ANO must apply to the University and to the nursing program. Information on admissions requirements and the application process is available through the Department of Nursing, in West Classroom 247, 303-615-1600, or online at msudenver.edu/nursing.

Baccalaureate Registered Nurse Completion Option (BRNCO)

The BRNCO is available to RNs with an associate degree or diploma in nursing. Thirty semester hours of lower-division nursing credit will be awarded for prior nursing education to qualifying students.

Students who wish to enter the BRNCO must apply to the University and to the nursing program. Information on admission requirements and the application process is available through the Department of Nursing, in West Classroom 247, 303-615-1600, or online at msudenver.edu/nursing.

Traditional Nursing Option (TNO)

Students who wish to enter the TNO must apply to the University and to the TNO nursing program. Information on admission requirements and the application process is available through the Department of Nursing, in West Classroom 247, 303-615-1600, or online at msudenver.edu/nursing.

 

Page Revised June 29, 2021

Courses

    Nursing, AcceleratedNursing, RN to BSNNursing, Traditional