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Application Process

The College offers two degree programs, a Baccalaureate of Science in Nursing (BSN) and an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN). 

Please click on the desired program name below for more detailed information.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion Option

This program is for the student that has already met the prerequisite requirements for the BSN completion program and consists of seven quarters (21 months) of nursing courses with both didactic and clinical components built on a foundation of general education courses transferred in from other accredited institutions.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN Option

This program option is for the registered nurse who desires to continue education in nursing at the Bachelor degree level. This option is delivered through distance education (online). The program option consists of both didactic and experiential learning assignments in specific courses and consists of nine quarters (27 months) of study.  

Associate Degree in Nursing Program

This program is for the student that has already met the prerequisite requirements for the ADN completion program and consists of six quarters (18 months) of nursing courses with both didactic and clinical components built on a foundation of general education courses transferred in from other accredited institutions. 

 

Admissions Representative

Each applicant for admission is assigned an admissions representative who directs the applicant through the steps of the admissions process; provides information on curriculum, policies, procedures, and services; and assists the applicant in setting necessary appointments and interviews in person or by phone as appropriate.

Admissions Interview

Applicants should be prepared to discuss their career goals, applicable experience, and education background during the admissions interview.

Admission decisions are based on the applicant’s fulfillment of these requirements, a review of the applicant’s previous educational records, and a review of the applicant’s career interests. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure that the Denver College of Nursing receives all required documentation. All records received become the property of the Denver College of Nursing.

Application Review and Acceptance

Successful applicants will be accepted through a ranked point system by the Admissions Committee and will be notified of acceptance when all admissions requirements are met. If needed, all applicants must adhere to the current Denver College of Nursing wait list policy. Applicants who are not accepted will receive a full refund of any amounts paid with the exception of the non-refundable application fee. Enrollments may be accepted until the Orientation date; no enrollments are accepted after the Orientation date.

Notification Process for BSN Completion and ADN Program
All applicants will be notified via USPS, email or phone call approximately six weeks after the closing date of the application deadline. Applicants that are chosen to continue the application process must set up an appointment within ten days of being contacted by DCN with their assigned Admission Representative. Applicants that are chosen to continue the application process are not automatically accepted into the program. Applicants must meet all application requirements (successful passing score on entrance examination etc) before being accepted.

Note: Background checks and Immunization records DO NOT have to be included in the initial application package. Deadlines for these items will be discussed with an admission representative during the chosen applicants’ interview.

DCN looks at a number of different factors when reviewing applications including: GPA, work experience and volunteer history in the medical field.

Kelly Wallenberg, MA, BS

Assistant Director of Admissions
DBJ Studies

3,000

Studies estimate that Colorado will need 3,000 new nurses a year to make up for both the departing workforce and an increased patient load.
Source: Denver Business Journal

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