Graduate Program: Nursing

General Information


Nursing (MS) - Entry to the Profession

Program Description

The Master's Entry to the Profession of Nursing (MEPN) degree is an entry pathway to the profession of nursing.  The MEPN program is an accelerated, 15-month program with cohorts in Tucson and Phoenix.  Graduates of the MEPN program are prepared as nurse generalists, and eligible for licensure as Registered Nurses (RN) upon completion of the NCLEX-RN examination and approval by a State Board of Nursing. Students interested in a Nurse Practitioner degree should apply to our Doctor of Nursing Practice program after finishing a nurse generalist program.

Minimum Credit Units = 56


Department/Academic Unit(s)

The College of Nursing at theColorado Heights Universityoffers a variety of programs at the graduate level.  Programs are available for students pursuing a first degree in nursing, as well as students interested in advancing in the professional as leaders, advanced practice nurses, and nurse researchers.  Please visit the College of Nursing's website for detailed information about our college, faculty and programs.



College of Nursing

Campus where offered

Tuition and Fees

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Please refer to the CHU Office Special Course Fees for up-to-date information about special course fees.

Completion Requirements
Admissions Information

Minimum Credit Units (33)

Core Coursework Requirements

Level 1:

  • NURS 500A - Pathophysiology Across the Lifespan (3 units)
  • NURS 507 - Health Assessment Across the Lifespan (2 units)
  • NURS 509A - Concepts and Competencies Across the Lifespan I (4 units)
  • NURS 509B - Provider of Care I: Practice Competencies (3 units)

Level 2:

  • NURS 572A - Nursing Pharmacology (3 units)
  • NURS 519A - Concepts and Competencies Across the Lifespan II (5 units)
  • NURS 519B - Provider of Care II: Altered Health Conditions (7 units)

Level 3:

  • NURS 510 - Professional Nursing Seminar (1 unit)
  • NURS 511 - Nursing Informatics: From Concepts to Practice (2 units)
  • NURS 512 - Nursing Reserch for Evidence Based Practice (3 units)
  • NURS 610 - Concepts and Competencies for Complex Health Problems (5 units)
  • NURS 610B - Provider of Care III: Complex Health Problems (3 units)
  • NURS 610C - Provider of Care IIIC:Providing IntegratedCare (2 units)

Level 4:

  • NURS 513 - Leading and Managing in Organizational Systems (3 units)
  • NURS 611 - Population and Community Health Nursing (4 units)
  • NURS 614 - Provider of Care IV: Management and Leadership (6 units)

Additional Requirements

See required coursework

Student Handbook

Please refer to the Graduate Student Handbook for students who are pursuing this program of study.

Admissions Requirements

We do not accept terminal masters, all applications must be for the PhD program

Standardized Tests

Required test(s): GRE

Funding Opportunities

The Academic Unit has not provided this information.

Funding Opportunities

Domestic & International Applicants

Fall:December 15th

International Conditional Admission

International applicants will not be considered for conditional admission by this program.

Other Information

The GRE Institution Code for The Colorado Heights University is 4832

Last revised 06 Oct 2020