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Graduate Programs With a Major in Nursing

Contact CSU-Pueblo Nursing Department

Patricia Keller
Graduate Program Associate
(719) 549-2409

Joe Franta, RN, DNP
Graduate Coordinator
(719) 549-2409

All emphasis area deadlines for applications are April 15th of every year. Our programs start every fall semester.

The Department of Nursing offers a Master of Science (MS) with a major in Nursing in the following emphasis areas:

  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner (ACNP)
  • Adult/Gerontology Acute Care/Family Nurse Practitioner (ACNP/FNP)
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP)
  • Nurse Educator

Department Mission

The mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare graduates for professional positions as safe, competent and caring nurses to meet the health care needs of diverse populations.

Program Outcomes

1.     Eighty percent of graduates will:

  • Complete the program within one and one half times the length of the program
  • Express satisfaction with the program
  • Pass national certification exam the first time
  • Be employed in role related professional practice within six months to one year

2.     Eighty percent of employers will express satisfaction with graduates’ job performance

Student Learning Outcomes for Nurse Practitioner Programs

  • Integrate evidence-based practice, ethical decision making and technology into advanced nursing practice
  • Utilize interprofessional collaboration to provide safe, quality patient-centered care
  • Lead quality improvement initiatives that affect delivery of advanced nursing practice and health care services

National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Domains and Core Competencies

  • Adult, Family, Gerontological, Pediatric, and Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner

National League for Nursing Core Competencies of Nurse Educators

  • All MS graduates can apply for National Certification Exams for their specific emphasis

Accredited through 2019 by:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing and/or ACEN
3343 Peachtree Road NE
Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
P: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

ACEN Website Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Website