Nursing DepartmentThe mission of the Department of Nursing is to prepare graduates for professional positions as safe, competent and caring nurses to meet the health care needs of diverse populations.


  • Provide quality learning experiences for nursing students that prepare graduates for entry level baccalaureate nursing practice or advanced nursing practice in a culturally diverse community.
  • Provide multiple degree entry paths based on previous education and academic entrance criteria that support student achievement at a professional level.
  • Serve as a regional nursing education center for Southern Colorado, by collaborating with local and regional health care agencies to provide nursing programs.
  • Maintain educational excellence demonstrated by program status consistent with the Colorado Board of Nursing, national accrediting agency criteria and educational emphases on professional nursing standards.
  • Provide a supportive and caring learning environment to address the learning needs of a diverse student population.
  • Support role development responsive to the changing health care environment by redefining and maintaining competencies throughout one’s practice.

Academic Programs

CSU-Pueblo Nursing Department

Cheryl Mincic, Admin Assistant II
(719) 549-2871

Dr. Donna Wofford
Associate Dean of Nursing

Ruth DePalma
Undergraduate (BSN) Coordinator

Dr. Joe Franta
Graduate (MSN) Coordinator

Bachelor of Science in Nursing Programs
Master of Science in Nursing Programs

Sigma Theta Tau Honor Society

Iota Pi Chapter

State Board Approval

The CSU-Pueblo Department of Nursing
baccalaureate educational program is
fully approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing.
Colorado Board of Nursing


Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
P: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing Website