The profession of nursing encompasses both science and art. Academic knowledge gained from the biological, social, and behavioral sciences provides the foundation, while clinical experience helps to develop skills. The art of nursing is to commit to care competently for others, accepting the legal, ethical, and moral responsibility inherent in the job.
The Larimer Campus Nursing Department offers a curriculum designed to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving health care delivery system. Clinical placements in settings such as Poudre Valley Hospital, McKee Medical Center, North Colorado Medical Center, and Medical Center of the Rockies provide students state-of-the-art acute care experience in a variety of diverse settings such as long-term care, home health, and community agencies.
The Nursing Department offers an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing and two pathways programs. Click below to see the course requirements for each. Many classes transfer to another college or university . Visit an advisor for more information.
Attendance at an information session is highly recommended for the FRCC/Larimer Campus Nursing Program. Information provided includes prerequisite courses, admission and registration processes, costs and financial aid, program philosophy, course schedules, and articulation with four-year nursing programs. No registration is required, just drop in.
||Nursing information sessions are held on the second Monday of each month
||5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
||Blanca Peak Building, Room 126. See building map.
Complete Prerequisite Course Work for the A.A.S. Nursing
The following courses must be completed with a letter grade of "C" or higher and a minimum GPA of 2.75:
- BIO 201 Human Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits with lab)**
- BIO 202 Human Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits with lab)**
- BIO 204 Microbiology (4 credits with lab)**
- ENG 121 English Composition I
- PSY 235 Human Growth and Development
- MAT 090 Introductory Algebra or an approved higher level math course (MAT 107 or 114 do not qualify) or an Elementary Algebra test score of 61 or higher.
**All science courses must be within 7 years of entry into the nursing program.
As of June 1, 2012, waitlist applications were closed. All waitlisted students will be offered admission. After the waitlist is exhausted, admissions will be governed by a new, competitive process. The process will be developed in the 2012/2013 academic year and posted here when it is finalized. The new admissions process is expected to begin in spring 2015.
In the interim, complete the pre-requisite coursework listed above striving for the highest GPA. Thank you for your patience as we undergo this transition.
Dual Enrollment RN-BSN Program
UCCS, Beth-El School of Nursing, in Colorado Springs now offers a dual enrollment RN-BSN program with the Colorado Community College System nursing programs. Additional online BSN courses are taken every semester while attending a CCCS RN program, including the summer semesters. Students graduate with their BSN one semester after graduating with their ADN. For more information, refer to the UCCS nursing website.
Reasonable accommodations are provided, upon request, for persons with documented disabilities. If you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to participate in this program, please notify the Office of Disability Services .
The Larimer Campus Nursing Program has continuing full approval from the Colorado State Board of Nursing. The Larimer Campus is also accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC).
National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc.
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