Master of Science in Nursing (Nurse Practitioner, NP)

Master of Science in Nursing (Online)

Bridging Your Practice for the Future

No Campus Visits Required

The graduate nursing program builds upon and expands the knowledge, values and skills of the baccalaureate prepared nurse. The College offers three options of advanced study leading to a Master of Science in Nursing degree.

  • Primary Care Adult-Gerontology (Adult/Gero) Nurse Practitioner
  • Primary Care Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

 

In addition to specialty courses which prepare for expanded clinical roles in adult/gero health,  family health, or psychiatric-mental health; the student gains experience with research, health care policy, nursing theory, clinical problem solving/critical thinking and creativity.

We also offer a Post-Master's Certificate (Nurse Practitioner) program. The post-graduate certificate program builds upon and expands the knowledge, values, and skills of the Master's prepared nurse. The College offers the option of advanced study for Primary Care Nurse Practitioner leading to a Post-Master's Certificate. Learn more about the certificate program. 

Outcomes

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the MSN program, the graduate will be able to:

  1. Apply theories and scientific evidence to provide holistic care to the individual
  2. Provide leadership within clinical and organizational settings to provide high quality, safe patient care
  3. Apply clinical reasoning to promote health and prevent disease for the individual, family, and community
  4. Critically appraise and apply current evidence in a clinical setting to ensure quality patient outcomes
  5. Use technology in the clinical setting to enhance safe and effective patient care
  6. Evaluate emerging trends, policy issues, and programmatic problems to improve health care delivery
  7. Use therapeutic, patient-centered communication in the delivery of health care
  8. Collaborate in inter/intra-professional care teams
  9. Provide patient-centered, culturally competent healthcare to diverse patient populations
  10. Use an ethical framework for clinical practice and clinical expertise to care for patients

This program will prepare you to work in primary health or behavioral/mental health care settings such as family practice, internal medicine, senior clinics, mental health and college health. This program is not intended to prepare you for emergency room or urgent care settings as these are best suited to preparation via an acute care nurse practitioner program.

IS THIS NURSE PRACTITIONER (NP) PROGRAM RIGHT FOR ME?
Our program may be a good fit for those students that need flexibility around their job or personal life.
Our program may be a good fit for students who have many community connections in the health care field or live in an area where they are able to find preceptors.
Curriculum
Nurse practitioner option online curriculum
admissions

Admissions Requirements

  • A bachelor's degree from an ACEN or CCNE accredited institution with an upper division major in nursing
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.0 on the baccalaureate level
  • Curriculum vitae or resume
  • 3 letters of recommendation
  • Current unrestricted Registered Nurse license from the state where you practice during practicum rotations
  • Passing score on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) if your native language is not English
  • Submission of all required application material by posted deadlines

Note: Applicants with course-work from any foreign college to submit a course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation by a NACES or AICE member. (Please note: Official evaluations received directly from SpanTranWES and ECE credential agencies may enable more efficient review and processing of transfer credit by UCCS.)

* Upon the successful completion of your online application, you will receive a private link to upload each foreign post-secondary transcript from institutions you have attended. These transcripts must include all courses and grades, must be issued in the original language, and be accompanied by certified English translations when applicable.This service is provided at no cost for UCCS applicants.More details will be communicated to you via email. Please make sure to check your email for the uploading instructions.

State

We ADMIT students from the states marked
 below.

We DO NOT admit students from the states marked below.

Our Curriculum 
Meets 
licensure 
Requirements
 for MSN.

Our curriculum meets educational requirements for MSN certification or licensure.

It Has Not Been Determined 
that our curriculum
meets the educational requirements for MSN certification or licensure.

Alabama

 

X

 

X

 

Alaska

X

 

X

 

 

Arizona

X

 

X

 

 

Arkansas

 

X

 

 

X

California

X

 

X

 

 

Colorado

X

 

X

 

 

Connecticut

   

 

 X

 

Delaware

 

X

 

 X

 

Florida

X

 

X

 

 

District of Columbia (D.C.)

X

 

X

 

 

Georgia

 

X

 

X

 

Hawaii

 

X

 

X

 

Idaho

X

 

X

 

 

Illinois

X

 

 

 

 X

Indiana

X

 

X

 

 

Iowa

 

X

X

 

 

Kansas

X

 

X

 

 

Kentucky

 

X

X

 

 

Louisiana

 

X

X

 

 

Maine

 

X

 

  

  X

Maryland

 

X

 

 

  X

Massachusetts
Additional Requirements
Nursing program must be approved by state board of nursing

 

X

X

 

 

Michigan
Additional Requirements
Completion of training to identify victims of human trafficking required for initial licensure.

 

X

 

 

 X

Minnesota

 

X

X

 

 

Mississippi

 

X

X

 

 

Missouri

 

X

X

 

 

Montana

X

   

 

 

Nebraska

 

X

X

 X

 

Nevada

X

   

 

 

New Hampshire

   

X

 

 

New Jersey

   

X

 

 

New Mexico

X

   

 

 

New York
Additional Requirements
Completion New York State required infection control and child abuse reporting coursework
.

 

X

X

 

 

North Carolina

 

X

 

 

 X

North Dakota

 

X

X

 

 

Ohio

   

X

 

 

Oklahoma
Additional Requirements
Requires transcript with course descriptions sent for approval from State Board of Nursing.

X

 

 

 

 

Oregon

 

X

 

 

 X

Pennsylvania
Additional Requirements
Students must graduate from a School approved by the PA Board of Nursing

   

 

 

 X

Rhode Island

   

X

 

 

South Carolina

   

X

 

 

South Dakota

   

X

 

 

Tennessee

X

 

X

 

 

Texas
Additional Requirements
Must pass Texas nursing Jurisprudence Examination to register for the NCLEX.

X

 

X

 

 

Utah

X

 

X

 

 

Vermont

X

   

X

 

Virginia

X

   

X

 

Washington

X

   

X

 

West Virginia

     

X

 

Wisconsin

     

X

 

Wyoming

X

 

X

 

 

American Samoa

   

 

 

Guam

     

 

Northern Mariana Islands

     

 

Puerto Rico

     

 

Virgin Islands

     

 

 

Due to individual state regulations, we are accepting students from these states

You have been admitted to our program as a resident of the particular state in which you resided at the time of application. If you plan to move to a different state while in our program, or do any practicum hours in a different state, it is your responsibility to check our List of Approved States to make sure that you may continue in our program after moving to that state. For more information contact Denise Ostovich at mostovic@uccs.edu.

Admitted Students
What if I plan to move to another state?
Disclosure
SARA/complaint resolution not resolved at the college level
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Application Process

Application Process

The Graduate Nursing Department’s MSN and DNP options have a rolling admission cycle. 

Completed applications are reviewed each month by the Graduate Option Coordinators. 

A prospective student may apply for a Spring, Summer, or Fall start for any of our MSN, DNP, or Post Masters Certificate options.
 

Deadlines

Completed applications will be considered up to January 5th for the Spring term, up to May 5th for the Summer term, and up to August 5th for the Fall term.
 

Notification

An applicant can expect to receive a decision within two weeks of their completed application being submitted

Contact Us

Debbie Schultze
Academic Services Professional
719-255-4458
dschult3@uccs.edu