Master of Science in Nursing

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics is projecting that through 2024, nursing will add more jobs to the nation’s economy than almost any other profession1. 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 $17,760*
  • Finish your degree in as little as 18 - 20 months**
  • Complete practicum at your own place of work (if available)
  • Learn with our proprietary Intellipath™ learning system where nurses can quickly move over the content they already know
MSN Program Goals +/-

CTU’s MSN program is designed to help students prepare 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-centric 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 intuitive technology called Intellipath. Our proprietary Intellipath learning system is designed to let 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.

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

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

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  • Courses


    Courses for this degree are dependent upon the concentration chosen.

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  • Admissions Requirements

    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.

  • Tuition


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

    View our tuition resources page for links to information on our civilian and military student tuition, books and fees.

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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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Gainful Employment and Other Student Disclosures

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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Online Programs - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 20%

All Colorado Technical University campuses and both ground and online enrollments are included in this Graduation Rate.

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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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