What is the application deadline?
The priority application deadline is May 1, 2017, for the August 2017 program. You must submit all application materials by this deadline to be considered for admission. Applications are reviewed as they are completed so it's best to submit your application sooner than later. The program starts in the fall of every year.
What are the prerequisites for the program?
You must meet the admissions requirements which include a current unencumbered RN license, a BSN from a regionally accredited institution, and a cumulative GPA above 2.75 and two years of level three or four NICU experience. You must also submit all application materials before the deadline. Applications are completed via the NursingCAS application system.
How long does it take to complete the program?
Students take approximately 2 years to complete the coursework. The program starts in the Fall semester and students continue with courses through Fall, Spring and the Summer semester for the first year, and then the Fall and Spring semester of the second year.
When do the classes meet?
Courses meet one day per week from 8-5 p.m MST (Wednesday) either on our North West Denver campus, or online. All students regardless of campus-based or online format are required to attend two on-campus intensives in the second and forth semester lasting 2-3 days each.
Is the program offered online?
Yes. The program is offered in two formats; on-campus classes taught on our North West campus in Denver, Colorado, OR online synchronized classes where students connect via technology to the on-campus class in real-time from a distance. All students regardless of campus-based or online format are required to attend two on-campus intensives in the second and fourth semester.
When do I attend clinicals?
The clinical component of the NNP program begins in the second semester. Clinical schedules are arranged by the individual student in collaboration with the Clinical Support Unit and are variable throughout the week. Student flexibility is essential in meeting clinical requirements.
How much does the program cost?
Based on the current tuition rates, the entire program would cost approximately $32,250.
Are students required to have laptops for the NNP program?
Recommended screen size: 13 inches or greater
Required Wi-fi compatible
Required Operating system: Windows: XP or higher, Mac: OS X 1o.5.8 or higher
Required memory: minimum 1GB
Required hard disk space: minimum 60GB
Required battery: minimum two hour life, recommended four hours or higher
Recommended backup battery: minimum two hour life, recommended four hours or higher
MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint (recommend MS Office)
Browser: most recent version of IE, Firefox, Safari or Chrome
Respondus Lockdown Browser
Adobe Reader, Flash, APA template
We recommend all students have either a laptop or desktop computer access.
Expected technical specifications for the laptop include the following: