University of Northern Colorado
Greeley, CO 80639
The University of Northern Colorado (UNC) is a public research university founded in 1889. The main campus is in Greeley, Colorado and serves about 12,000 students at its six colleges. Greeley is one of the more populous cities in Colorado and just about an hour drive from Denver. The main campus is in the heart of the city and provides close access to the Greeley Creative District, offering shopping, entertainment, and dining for the local community and university students. The university also offers over 200 programs for undergrads and grads, including several nursing programs. It is also one of the most affordable universities in Colorado, for both residents and non-residents.
The UNC School of Nursing is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing, while the programs are accredited by the CCNE. The undergrad options include traditional BSN, BSN 2nd degree, and RN to BSN programs. The first two are full-time on-campus programs that help prepare students for a career in nursing with real-life training at local clinics. The RN to BSN program is an online solution for part-time students. The MSN programs include two areas of study, including Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner and Family Nurse Practitioner. Along with BSN and MSN programs, the school offers several DNP degree programs.
|Campus LocaleMidsize City|
|Student to Faculty Ratio18:1|
|Is Admission OpenNo|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus HousingYes|
Nursing Programs Offered
The University of Northern Colorado Master of Science in Nursing, program is designed to prepare Nurse Educators and Advanced Practitioners.
The program offers an emphasis in Family Nurse Practitioner to prepare nurses who can engage in advanced clinical practice.
The Master of Science program is intended to facilitate for the schedules of adult professionals with classes offered just one day a week with some courses offered online. The FNP emphasis is not offered as a full time program at the current time.
The nursing master’s program has a limited amount of Scholarships and graduate assistantships available to full time and part time students in the different emphasis.
- A Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an AACN or NLN accredited college or University
- Official transcript from all accredited college or university programs attended at the undergraduate and graduate program
- Minimum grade point average of 3.0 or more
- Current, valid and unencumbered License to practice as a Registered Nurse in Colorado or proof of eligibility
- Written statement describing professional goals
- Current Resume
- Proof of clinical experience with a minimum of one year preferred
- Two letters of recommendations
The School of Nursing reviews applications once every academic year. The Application Deadline for enrollment in the fall semester is the preceding 1st of February.
Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)
|Number of Graduates|
|Doctor's degree - research/scholarship||0||4|
NCLEX-RN Passrate History
NCLEX-RN passrate history of University of Northern Colorado as reported by Colorado state board of nursing.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission|
01/01/1916 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels|
05/03/2003 - Current
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the graduate degree levels|
05/03/2003 - Current
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
|SAT||1000 to 1240|
|ACT||19 to 25|
|Secondary school GPA Required|
|Secondary school rank Recommended|
|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||$295|
|In State Students||$295|
|Out of State Students||$755|
|In District Students||$578|
|In State Students||$578|
|Out of State Students||$1,087|
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, 93% of University of Northern Colorado'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||3%||$1,313|
|State Grant & Scholarships||40%||$2,435|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||84%||$4,838|
|Federal Student Loans||56%||$5,076|
$15,003Average Net Price/year
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$17,574|
|$30,001 to $48,000$18,573|
|$48,001 to $75,000$20,626|
|$75,001 to $110,000$22,170|
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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.