Colorado State University-Pueblo
Pueblo, CO 81001
Colorado State University-Pueblo is a public university in Pueblo and part of the Colorado State University system. The university started as a three-room junior college inside the Pueblo County Courthouse with just 63 students. It now serves over 5,000 students each semester and offers 29 undergrad degree programs. The main campus sits on 275-acres in northern Pueblo and includes several recently-renovated buildings, including the Occhiato Student Center. Most of the 18 buildings feature a Modern Aztec architectural style that was recognized by the American Institute of Architects, earning the school a national award.
The first nursing program at Colorado State University-Pueblo was established in 1964 and became the School of Nursing in 2017. All programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The BSN options include a traditional BSN, RN to BSN, and accelerated BSN program. All BSN programs include real-life clinical experience at local healthcare facilities. The MSN program includes courses for Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, AGACNP/FNP, Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, and Nurse Educator. The MSN program is offered through in-classroom learning and online learning. 100% of graduates of the 2015 to 2016 school year that completed the MSN program obtained jobs after graduation.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio14:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
The Colorado State University at Pueblo Department of Nursing Master of Science focuses on the Nurse Educator specialty track as well as offering specialties in advanced practice.
The program is designed to prepare students to practice on nursing faculties in colleges, hospital based nursing schools, universities etc. The program also currently offers nursing emphasis areas in Adult/Geriatric Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Psychiatric - Mental Health Nurse Practitioner as well as the Adult/Geriatric Acute Care/Family Nurse Practitioner.
The different graduate specialties develop core theoretical knowledge and practical skills required for practice at the graduate level. The various tracks in the program include foundational courses in nursing theory, health policy, nursing research, ethical practice and healthcare systems financing.
- Completed Application
- A baccalaureate degree from an accredited college or university
- Official transcripts for all undergraduate and graduate level coursework
- Minimum undergraduate grade point average of 3.0
- Official scores for all standardized admission exams (as required)
- Current, valid unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse
The particular tracks may have specific requirements in terms of nursing prerequisite courses taken at the undergraduate level and may require students to show proof taking these courses or equivalent credit.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1951 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (MNUR) - Master's program|
03/01/2006 - Current
Nursing (NUR) - Baccalaureate program|
12/01/1980 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||930 to 1130|
|ACT||18 to 23|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Considered but not required|
|Secondary school record Required|
|Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended|
|Recommendations Neither required nor recommended|
|Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended|
|Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required|
|TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Required|
|Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended|
In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$257/credit|
|In State Students||$257/credit|
|Out of State Students||$772/credit|
|In District Students||$296/credit|
|In State Students||$296/credit|
|Out of State Students||$880/credit|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 94% of Colorado State University-Pueblo's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||17%||$870|
|State Grant & Scholarships||42%||$2,359|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||71%||$4,203|
|Federal Student Loans||66%||$5,764|
$14,988Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$12,823|
|$30,001 to $48,000$13,316|
|$48,001 to $75,000$15,921|
|$75,001 to $110,000$18,509|
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Candidates for this scholarship shall be daughters, sons, spouses, granddaughters or great granddaughters of a veteran or a veteran who has served in the Armed Forces during the ...
Applicants must be Colorado residents who are planning to practice nursing in Colorado. They must be juniors or seniors working towards the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN); Registered Nurses ...
Students must be Colorado residents who are Colorado Nurses Association or Colorado Student Nurses Association members. They must be second-year ASN students; third- or fourth-year BSN students; ...
Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Colorado state board of nursing.