Master of Science in Nursing

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)1 is projecting that over the next decade, nursing will add more jobs to the nation’s economy than almost any other profession. That job growth is projected to increase the number of career opportunities for management-level nursing and teaching positions, which often require a graduate degree.

The online Master of Science in Nursing program at Colorado Technical University is your opportunity to earn a graduate-level nursing degree.

Students seeking an online degree in nursing administration or nursing education can:

  • Pursue an online degree for $17,7602
  • Finish your degree in as little as 18 - 20 months
  • Potential to complete practicum at your own place of work
  • Learn with our proprietary Intellipath™ learning system where nurses can quickly move over the content they already know
MSN Program Goals +/-

MSN program prepares students to:

  • Employ leadership skills to improve the quality of care in a variety of healthcare settings
  • Integrate advanced nursing and science knowledge into practice

Two nursing graduate degree options +/-

CTU offers two Master of Science in Nursing degree concentrations in Nursing Administration and Nursing Education. The Nursing Administration program is designed to be completed in as little as 18 months while the Nursing Education program is designed to be completed in as little as 20 months.

MSN-NA: Nursing Administration
Students in the MSN-NA program are taught to apply new systems of thinking to effect positive change and to lead with a strong sense of personal, professional, fiscal and ethical accountability.

MSN-NE: Nursing Education
Students in the MSN-NE program are taught nursing education principles such as the use of innovative teaching strategies, curriculum design and development, assessment and evaluation, and the application of these concepts in nursing practice and virtual environments.

Our graduate nursing programs are based on real-world nursing practices, and focus on evidence-based nursing, informatics, policy-making, health promotion, and more.

From Military to MSN +/-

Military nurses with their BSN are welcome to apply to our online Master’s of Science in Nursing programs. As a military friendly university, CTU wants to help you pursue your personal and professional goals for your nursing career while you serve your country or transition to civilian life.

Learn why intuitive online learning is better at Colorado Technical University +/-

Our online Master of Science in Nursing Degree is unique in being driven by a proprietary, intuitive technology called Intellipath. Our proprietary Intellipath learning system lets nurses quickly move over what they already know so that they don’t have to wade through information they’ve already learned.

Best of all, the MSN degree is mobile friendly. You can work on your phone. On your laptop. Wherever you go, and no matter how busy you are, we’re there for you with opportunities to continue your course progress and work towards your degree on your own timetable.

Public Notice of Upcoming CCNE Accreditation Review

The College of Nursing of Colorado Technical University (CTU) is seeking programmatic accreditation of its Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CTU will be hosting a CCNE evaluation team for an on-site accreditation review on April 19, 2017, though April 21, 2017.

Program constituents (including students, faculty, representatives from the nursing community, and the public) are invited to submit comments concerning the qualifications of CTU’s MSN program for CCNE accreditation status. CCNE will share comments with the evaluation team prior to the on-site visit and at no time will comments be shared with CTU. During its review of the MSN program, the evaluation team will consider third-party comments (if any) that relate to the CCNE accreditation standards.

This notification indicates that written third-party comments will be received by CCNE until 21 days before the scheduled on-site evaluation at CTU. All written and signed third-party comments should be received by the CCNE by March 29, 2017.

All comments should be directed via U.S. mail or e-mail to:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 530
Washington, DC 20036

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Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
CTU is institutionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission

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    At this time, Colorado Technical University cannot accept inquiries for the Master of Science in Nursing program from residents of the states of Alabama, Alaska, Delaware, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Nevada, New Hampshire, New York, Tennessee, Utah, Washington, West Virginia, and Wyoming.

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    Total tuition for this degree program will vary depending on your educational needs, existing experience, and other factors.

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  • Outcomes

    MSN program outcomes:

    • Synthesize knowledge from nursing and a variety of sciences in diverse settings for the purpose of improving nursing care
    • Apply organizational and systems leadership concepts to promote quality patient care
    • Evaluate performance improvement processes designed for the purpose of providing quality patient care
    • Apply research outcomes and evidence-based practice to recommendations for improved patient care
    • Synthesize health policy processes established for the advocacy of quality healthcare
    • Integrate interprofessional collaboration to the management of patient and population health outcomes
    • Apply organizational, client-centered, and culturally appropriate concepts to clinical prevention and population care to identified populations

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Below you can find placement rates and other information tailored to your chosen campus and program. Certain disclosures are published on this website to assist students in understanding the facts about their programs.

The MSN program was initially launched in January, 2016 and has not graduated more than 10 students at this time. The graduation rate shown below represents the percentage of First Time Full Time students across all CTU online undergraduate programs that completed within 150% of the normal program length and is not specific to the MSN program.

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The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2009 and 10/15/2009 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 23%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website.


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1Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014-2024 Projections, (visited 3/28/2016)

2 The above referenced tuition assumes a student will be continuously enrolled, and satisfactorily completes all program requirements for graduation. The total tuition cost will increase due to academic failure of courses and or withdrawals and drops.

3; The career titles are provided by Burning Glass. These results are based upon an analysis of over 7 million current job listings compiled from over 17,000 sources – the world’s most comprehensive repository of job openings. Students who earn this degree should not view this list as exhaustive and are not limited to only these options post-graduation. Some career titles listed above may not be entry-level and may require further education or job experience.