Nursing Program Overview
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 right nursing school appropriately balances the art and science of the profession by providing a strong academic foundation and meaningful opportunities to develop and test your skills.
The Larimer Campus Nursing Department offers a curriculum designed to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving health care delivery system. Clinical experiences include state-of-the-art acute care centers such as Poudre Valley Hospital, McKee Medical Center, North Colorado Medical Center, and Medical Center of the Rockies as well as diverse settings in long-term care, home health, and community agencies.
Nursing Program Mission
To provide excellent education that prepares the learner to become a member of the nursing profession, meeting the needs of diverse populations.
2018 Registered Nursing Program Outcomes
Our accredited nursing program serves students in Fort Collins and Larimer County. The combination of rigorous class work, relevant clinical experiences, and dedicated faculty positions you for success in your future career.
|NCLEX Pass Rate
National Mean: 84%
2020 Practical Nursing Program Outcomes
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Nursing Degrees & Certificates
Nursing Associate of Applied Science (RN/ADN)
This program consists of four semesters of nursing courses (42.5 credits) and 29 credits of general education courses. Upon completion, students will receive an A.A.S. in Nursing and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination, NCLEX®RN exam.
Practical Nursing Certificate (PN)
This program consists of one year (three semesters) of practical nursing courses (36 credits) plus 7 credits of general education courses. Upon completion, students will earn a certificate and are eligible to take the PN Licensure Examination, NCLEX®PN.
Online Nursing Information Presentations
Larimer Campus Nursing Information Presentations are offered online only. Presentations include information about the admissions process, courses required prior to applying, HESI A-2 requirements, ranking tables, tuition, financial aid and articulation with four-year nursing programs
Practical Nursing Presentation
Registered Nursing Presentation
Forums are held twice a year through WebEx to answer questions about the Practical Nursing and Registered Nursing programs. Please watch the Online Nursing Information Presentations prior to joining a forum.
Upcoming Virtual Forum:
Monday, July 12, 2021
A link to join will be added closer to the forum date.