Specialized Admission and Graduation Requirements

College of Criminal Justice
Students may be required to complete a criminal background check in order to participate or attend class activities at certain sites. Students may also be required to complete a background investigation or check to qualify for some types of Internships. A criminal record may disqualify the student from certain class activities, internships, or career choices.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) Programs, Post-Graduate Certificate
Nursing programs at CTU carry special admissions requirements that can be found in the catalog pages for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) and Master of Science in Nursing degree programs. Please contact your Admissions Advisor for additional details.

To graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Nursing, a student must have earned a minimum of a 2.0 CGPA. Student must have earn a grade of C- (70%) or higher in all courses within the RN to BSN degree program to pass the course in the program. Nursing students may retake the course one time to earn a higher grade. Failure to receive a passing grade (C- or better) on the second attempt will result in withdrawal from the nursing program.

To graduate from the Master of Science in Nursing - Family Nurse Practitioner, Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Administration or Master of Science in Nursing – Nursing Education program, or complete the Post-Graduate Certificate-Family Nurse Practitioner, a student must have earned a minimum of a 3.0 CGPA. Students must earn a grade of B- (80%) or higher in all core and concentration courses to pass the course in the program. Nursing students may retake the course one time to earn a higher grade. Failure to receive a passing grade (B- or better) on the second attempt will result in withdrawal from the nursing program.
 
A Master of Science in Nursing student is limited to one enrollment change to or from a nurse practitioner concentration.  This includes the situations if the student if the student is approved to return to the University after being administratively withdrawn, not meeting specialized graduation requirements, dismissed due to lack of satisfactory academic progress, or voluntarily withdrew from the University.


Please contact your Student Success Coach for additional information.

Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) Program
Admission to this program requires a current, active and unencumbered license to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN) in the United States. All students must maintain this licensure throughout the program of study.

Students must have graduated with a programmatically accredited Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) degree from a regionally accredited institution. A minimum grade point average (CGPA) of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required for acceptance into the program.

Prior to starting the nursing program all applicants must submit an unofficial or official copy of their college transcript from their MSN degree for review. Applicants to the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree program who meet all general admission requirements, but did not successfully complete a graduate level statistics course, may be granted provisional admission, until the completion of a graduate level statistics course with a B- or higher. Provisionally accepted students who do not complete a graduate level statistics course prior to NRSG812 Applying Evidence-Based Practice and Research to Improve Health Outcomes will be administratively withdrawn.

The DNP requires a minimum of 1,000 post-baccalaureate clinical hours. CTU may recognize up to 500 hours of supervised, documented clinical hours from your post-baccalaureate (MSN or Post Graduate Certificate) experience toward this clinical requirement.

Potential DNP students must have completed a minimum of 120 documented clinical hours at the post-baccalaureate level prior to admission to the DNP program. Students with 120 clinical hours or greater, but less than 500 clinical hours, will be scheduled for the DNP transitions course(s). This course can be taken at varying credit hours depending on clinical hours transferred into the DNP program. Verification of post-baccalaureate clinical hours completed in the MSN or Post Graduate Certificate program must be submitted on the Colorado Technical University Attestation of Supervised Clinical/Practice/Practicum form.

To graduate from the Doctor of Nursing Practice program, a student must have earned a minimum of a 3.0 CGPA.  Students must earn a grade of B- (80%) or higher in all core and concentration courses to pass the course in the program.  Nursing students may retake the course one time to earn a higher grade. Failure to receive a passing grade (B- or better) on the second attempt will result in withdrawal from the nursing program.

Please contact your Student Success Coach for additional information.

Graduation Requirements for ASHAS Program
In order to graduate from the Associate of Science in Health Administration Services (ASHAS) program, a student must have earned a minimum of a 2.0 CGPA and must have successfully completed all required credits within the maximum credits that may be attempted. Students must also be current on all financial obligations in order to receive official final transcripts.

ASHAS Enrollments Prior to August 2012:
Students enrolled prior to August 2012 (1203B session) must have also successfully completed the 60-hour professional learning experience (PLE) requirement to graduate. Detailed information for the PLE can be obtained from the PLE Team and also from the UNIV202 course.