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Please review the application process carefully. Application procedure checklists are available for each program to guide you through the process (these are for your information and should not be submitted). All forms must be completed and submitted electronically to [email protected].

CMU Nursing Programs Ranked By "Nursing Schools Almanac" for 2020

The 100 Best Nursing Schools in the West

Application Deadlines

BSN Application Deadlines
September 15th for a Spring start February 15th for a Fall start
LPN-BSN Application Deadline
September 15
AAS Application Deadline
April 15 (applications     accepted every other year - next deadline is April 15, 2022)
PN Application Deadline
(Grand Junction and Montrose):   March 1                          
Step 1

Apply to CMU

If you are not a current CMU student (enrolled within the last year), complete the CMU application before submitting your program application. Please note, acceptance to CMU does not guarantee acceptance into the nursing program.

  1. CMU Application

    Create a CMUconnect account and submit the undergraduate student application.

Step 4

Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam

Kaplan testing is not required for the LPN-BSN Program.

The Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam is available to take throughout the academic year.

Results of the Kaplan Exam are required to be turned into the Department of Health Sciences by the application deadline. Students are allowed to take the KAPLAN only ONE time per application period.

If the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam is completed at the CMU Testing Center, the Department of Health Sciences' will pull the results directly.  For candidates taking the Kaplan Nursing School Entrance Exam at another Testing Center, it is the candidate's responsibility to work with the CMU Testing Center to set up the exam so that CMU has access to the results.

Please schedule your testing session accordingly, so you can meet the application deadline.

Upcoming Montrose campus test dates: 2/23/2022, 3/2/2022 and 3/14/2022 and 3/16/2022 at 1pm each day. See these dates in Registerblast when scheduling your exam from the CMU Testing Center website (click "Register for the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam" to get to that site). 

  1. Register for the Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam

  2. Kaplan Study Guide