Arapahoe Community College
Arapahoe Community College
5900 South Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, Colorado 80120-1801

Associate's Degree in Nursing
The Associate Nursing Degree (ADN) program is approved by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), the Colorado State Board of Nursing and the Colorado Community College System. You will develop skills to work in hospitals and clinical settings in the areas of Obstetric and Pediatric, Medical/Surgical, and Psychiatric Nursing. ACC's nursing program consistently maintains high pass rates on the NCLEX exam and works closely with an Advisory Committee that provides feedback on nursing/health care industry graduate standards, requirements and desired new graduate outcomes.

Colorado State University Pueblo
2200 Bonforte Blvd
Pueblo, CO 81001-4901
(719) 549-2069

Bachelor of Science in Nursing
The Basic BSN program assists the new student who has completed their prerequisite courses to enter a dynamic ever-changing profession of nursing by completing their BSN degree requirements. The program is based on a philosophical approach to nursing that includes the holistic synthesis of person, health and environment. The Colorado State University-Pueblo offers the ideal foundation for the development of the professional nurse. The pre-nursing advisor is notified once the student has declared their major. The student must contact their pre-nursing advisor to develop their program plan as soon as possible. The plan will include 46 credit hours of required prerequisite courses and 74 credit hours of nursing courses for a total of 120 credit hours.

Licensed practical nurses who wish to obtain their Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree may do so through the LPN-BSN option. The pre-nursing advisor will meet with the student to plan a program of study for the LPN-BSN option. The program of study will include 46 credit hours of prerequisite courses (see Basic BSN), and 74 credit hours of nursing courses. The licensed practical nurse may transfer in seven nursing escrow credit hours per the articulation agreement.

The student must meet with the RN-BSN advisor to develop a program of study. The program of study is designed to assist the working RN in returning to school to complete their BSN. Courses are offered on-line and hybrid. The student may choose from several program plans to meet their busy schedules. The RN-BSN option will include 33 credit hours of credits through the articulation agreement, 43 credit hours of prerequisite or co-requisite course and 44 credit hours of nursing and approved elective courses for a total of 120 credit hours. Students must pass all nursing courses with a B or better and maintain a nursing 3.00 GPA. RN's transferring from community colleges can transfer in 43 prerequisite credits along with 33 RN credits for a total of 76 credit hours. This applies only to the students in the RN to BSN program.

Front Range Community College
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Associate in Applied Science in Nursing
Graduates of the A.A.S. Nursing Program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN).

LPN exit option
Licensed Practical Nurse Exit Option – Students may complete the first year of the A.A.S. Nursing and NUR 169 to receive a certificate and be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).

Licensed Practical Nurse-Associate Degree in Nursing
The Bridge Program allows Licensed Practical Nurses to complete a transition course (NUR 189) and enter the second year of the A.A.S. Nursing Program. Graduates are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX-RN.

Lamar Community College
Lamar Community College
2401 South Main Street
Lamar, Colorado 81052

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
Accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), LCC's Nursing Program is an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree with an option for students to test for an Practical Nursing Licensure (or re-enter the program as an LPN to RN). Graduates are eligible to test for Registered Nurse licensure. The LCC Nursing program boasts a hearty NCLEX-RN pass rate. In December 2012, the LCC Nursing Department announced its National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) pass rates for its 2012 class. LCC's Nursing program has a 84.62% pass rate.

Metropolitan State University of Denver
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Department of Nursing
1201 5th Street, WC 247
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 556-4391

Associate's Degree in Nursing-BSN
Designed for students who have graduated from an associate degree or diploma nursing program and wish to earn a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing. Students must have a current unencumbered Colorado RN License prior to beginning the first nursing course. Students are admitted once a year in the fall semester and can choose between full-time or part-time completion options. This program allows working RNs to complete their BSN at a pace that allows full employment.

Accelerated Option
Designed for individuals with a non-nursing Bachelor’s Degree who wish to enter the nursing profession. Upon acceptance and completion of the 17 month program, graduates receive a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and are eligible to take the RN licensing exam (NCLEX-RN).

Morgan Community College
Morgan Community College
920 Barlow Road
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
(970) 542-3224

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
Students will develop entry-level skills for work in hospitals, clinics and other inpatient/outpatient health care settings. Nursing students participate in both classroom instruction and supervised patient care experiences, which focus on the prevention of disease and the promotion of a healthy life style. Fundamentals of leadership and management may be included as a vital part of your curriculum. Dedication to community and a spirit of giving back may be emphasized.

Otero Junior College
Otero Junior College
1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
(719) 384-6831

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
The OJC Nursing program is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing, The Colorado Community College System and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). The curriculum follows the criteria for the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model (opens in new window) and is specifically constructed to promote career mobility between nursing levels - whereby an LPN can receive his/her Associate Degree in nursing without repetition of courses. Funding for the start up of the Part-time program came from the Colorado Trust.

Pikes Peak Community College
Pikes Peak Community College
5675 S. Academy Blvd.
Colorado Springs, CO 80906 USA
(800) 456-6847

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
Applicants to the Registered Nurse Program must complete all prerequisite courses, the CNA coursework (or have a CNA license), and the TEAS entrance exam prior to submitting an application. Acceptance into the program is competitive and points are awarded based on a student's GPA in the prerequisite courses, in addition to a previously awarded accredited degree and relevant work experience. Upon successful completion of the first year of the Nursing Program, and the Summer Session course NUR 169 Transition Into Practical Nursing, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-PN State certification exam and become a Licensed Practical Nurse. The RN program is a two year program and upon successful completion, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN State certification exam.

Applicants to the LPN to RN Program must hold an active Colorado/Compact LPN License. Students must have completed the prerequisite courses and the TEAS entrance exam before submitting an application. Prior to entrance, students must also complete MAT 103, BIO 216, and one of the Nutrition classes: HPR 108 or HWE 100. The program begins in the Summer Session with NUR 189 LPN to RN Bridge course and then joins the 2nd year of the Nursing Program. Upon successful completion of NUR 189 and the second year of the Nursing Program, students will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN State certification exam and become a Registered Nurse.

The Dual Enrollment RN to BSN option is designed for students currently enrolled in the ADN Program who would like to begin working on their BSN while studying to obtain their RN license. Dual Enrollment means you continue to take courses toward your ADN while also taking courses at UCCS that will count toward obtaining a BSN. Students who have completed at least one semester of their ADN coursework, have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and a letter of support from a nursing faculty member are eligible to apply.

Pueblo Community College
Pueblo Community College
Pueblo, CO 81004-1499

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing
All Colorado Community College nursing programs are limited–entry programs. Students seeking admission must meet the specific program entrance requirements that are in addition to the PCC admission requirements. Admission to the program is based on the following criteria: a) completion of general education courses, b) completion of all pre-requisite courses and c) minimum combined GPA of 2.5 required for all pre-requisite courses. To apply, you must submit a Program Application Form (link available on Nursing Program Home page) between January 1 and March 1 for admission in the fall semester. You must submit an application each year you wish to be considered for Nursing Program admission.

Trinidad State Junior College
Trinidad State Junior College
600 Prospect
Trinidad, CO 81082

Associate's Degree in Nursing
The ADN program guides the student through learning the many skills of direct patient care that can be applied in any healthcare setting. The program offers both theoretical and applied instruction in a variety of settings from the classroom, laboratories, clinical settings and simulated laboratories. A variety of areas are integrated into the program; adult, gerontological, obstetric, pediatric, and psychiatric-mental health nursing. Also incorporated are entry level leadership courses that help build the students ability to direct and supervise. After successful completion of the first two semesters of the program and the course NUR 169 students have the option of the practical nursing exit point, a certificate program that enables the student to test the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses (NCLEX- PN) state boards. Successful graduates of the two year program are awarded the Associate in Applied Science.

Nurse Aide
This program is designed to introduce the student to the basic concepts of nursing. It emphasizes the development of basic skills in administering safe, competent care to patients. It demonstrates skills needed for the observation and documentation of the patient's health, physical condition, and general well being. Skills will be practiced in labs and in a real-work setting. Once finished with the course, the student is eligible for certification by the State board of Nursing and employment as a certified nursing.