Program Overview

The online MS in Nursing Leadership from the University of Colorado Denver enables current nurses to thrive in today's complex healthcare system by focusing on cultural competence, informatics, and evidence-based practice. Graduates possess the knowledge and skills required to:

  • ​Implement caring and competent nursing practice with individuals, families, and communities
  • ​Manage care to achieve quality, cost-effective, and ethical outcomes in the delivery of health care for individuals, families, and populations
  • ​Engage in leadership to promote social justice related to access, quality, and socio-cultural acceptability of health care through relationship-centered caring, advocacy, and empowerment
  • ​Actively engage in self-directed learning to maintain state of the art nursing practice and to facilitate the education of future practitioners, paraprofessionals, and healthy communities

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Master

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

    Accelerated Degree: No

    Accreditation & Licensing

    North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

    Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)

    Requirements

    • A BSN is required
    • Transcripts
    • Written Essay
    • Curriculum Vitae
    • An RN license
    • Other items may be required for admission

    Restrictions

    Not authorized for residents of all states, please contact the school for more info before applying.

    School Overview

    Many paths have led to the current University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus. CU Anschutz began with the establishment of the CU School of Medicine in 1883 on the Boulder campus. CU Denver originated in 1912 as an extension of the University of Colorado Boulder and gained its independence in 1973. In 2004, the University of Colorado Board of Regents voted to combine the CU Anschutz Medical Campus with CU Denver. Today, the consolidated University of Colorado Denver | Anschutz Medical Campus includes two of the four campuses that make up the University of Colorado system. ​

    The CU Denver campus is home to the following schools and colleges:

    • College of Arts & Media
    • College of Architecture and Planning
    • School of Education & Human Development
    • Business School
    • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 
    • College of Engineering and Applied Science
    • School of Public Affairs 
    • Graduate School​

    The Anschutz Medical Campus houses the following schools that offer graduate degrees and select bachelor’s degrees:

    • School of Dental M​edicine
    • School of M​edicine
    • College of ​Nursing
    • Skaggs Schoo​l of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Colorado School of P​ublic Health

    CU Online offers programs leading to undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as certificates, earned completely online.

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