Interested in the integrated nursing pathway? Join us at a general information session on the Auraria Campus (see list below for locations) and learn about the program, prerequisites and admissions process.
Due to COVID-19, the INP information sessions will be conducted online. Please plan to attend for the entire one-hour session. If you enter the meeting late, please mute your feed until the end of the session when the question time opens up. Please follow the instructions below:
Call-in number: 720.650.7664
Access Code: 120 457 3728
If you have not done so already, you must enroll in CCD before you can apply to the integrated nursing pathway program.
You must have official transcripts from all previous educational experiences outside of high school (colleges, universities, etc.) sent to the Office of Registration & Records before applying to the INP program (see Step 5). Please note: This program is intended for Colorado residents who complete the majority of their prerequisites in the Colorado Community College System.
Students accepted into the INP program will have the option to choose the Associate of General Studies Degree (A.G.S.) or the Associate of Science degree (A.S.). Those choosing the A.S. degree must take one Oral Communication class, COM 115, 125 or 220. Students who do not take one of these classes will receive an A.G.S. degree.
You must complete all nine required prerequisites courses by the end of the spring semester in the year you are applying to the program.
|COURSE NUMBER||COURSE TITLE||CREDITS|
|BIO 111||General College Biology||5|
|ENG 121||English Composition I||3|
|MAT 121||College Algebra||4|
|MAT 135||Introduction to Statistics||3|
|CHE 101||Introduction to Chemistry||5|
|PSY 101||General Psychology I||3|
|SOC 101||Introduction to Sociology I||3|
|HWE 100||Human Nutrition||3|
|ART/HUM||Arts/Humanities (1 class)*||3|
*If taking an art class, it must be a non-performance class. Philosophy courses do not meet this prerequisite requirement.
As you near completion of the prerequisite courses listed above, please attend an INP information session or contact Jennifer Vander Meer, the program coordinator, for an appointment.
We will be using the NursingCAS website for the INP program application.
For help with the application, please download and view these instructions.
Make sure that you apply to the University of Colorado (not the University of Colorado - Denver). Then scroll down and find the Integrated Nursing Pathway. There is an application fee of $50. You will also need to send a copy of all college transcripts to NursingCAS, as well as CCD.
You will need to submit a resume and you must submit two references (names and email addresses for contacting by NursingCAS, one of which needs to be an academic reference. You also need to request a letter of reference from each of your references which they will upload into the email that they receive from NursingCAS. You will also need to submit a 500-word essay written in your own words, which addresses all three of the following prompts: 1) Describe your perceptions and attitude about nursing today. In your answer, identify current information about the field of nursing, including the commitments, expectations and career options; 2) What do you believe are the demands of nursing education and how have you prepared to make this significant change to your current situation; 3) Describe an experience or encounter that illustrates what you would bring to the INP program in terms of diversity and inclusion.
TOEFL and IELTS scores must be sent to CU College of Nursing when you register for these tests. AP, IB and CLEP scores only need to be sent to CCD and CU if they are not listed on a college transcript.
You must have official transcripts from all previous collegiate or other post-high school educational experiences such as trade schools, cosmetology schools, etc. sent to CCD for review, even if the classes are over 10-years old. The deadline for your materials to be received by the admissions department is March 31st. Allow for six to eight (6-8) weeks for documents to be processed. You will also need to send a copy of your transcripts to NursingCAS as part of the application process.
Send transcripts to:
Community College of Denver
Office of Registration & Records
Campus Box 201
P.O. Box 173363
Denver, CO 80217-3363
Excellent oral and written English communication skills are necessary prerequisites for admission to the University of Colorado (CU) College of Nursing. Applicants for the integrated nursing pathway program will be contacted during the application process if proof of language proficiency is required. The deadline to submit passing scores to the CU College of Nursing is the end of the first full week in April each year.
If your primary language is not English, or if you are an International Student, you will need to demonstrate the required English language proficiency by meeting one of the following criteria:
If unable to come to one of the Information sessions, you may make an appointment to meet with Jennifer Vander Meer, program coordinator.