Larimer Nursing Department

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 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.

2017 Nursing Program Outcomes

Nursing-Datapoints

NCLEX Pass Rate 100%
National Mean: 84%
Student Satisfaction 100%
Program Completion 75%
Job Placement 70%

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. Students are required to be dually enrolled in a bachelor degree nursing program (BSN) by the start of the second semester of the RN program.

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. 

    Information Sessions

    Attendance at an information session is highly recommended for the FRCC Larimer Campus Nursing Program and Practical Nursing Certificate. 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.

    When: Nursing information sessions are held on the second Monday of each month
    Time: 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
    Where: Blanca Peak Building, Room 126. See building map.

    Registered Nursing Information

    Steps to Apply & Application

    Associate of Applied Science - Nursing (RN/ADN)

    Curriculum

    The Larimer Campus Nursing Program curriculum describes the concepts, beliefs, and philosophy upon which the nursing curriculum is organized and developed.

    Dual Enrollment Requirement

    FRCC's RN to BSN program will be starting October 2019. More information will be posted as it becomes available.

    FRCC Larimer Campus ADN students are required to be dually enrolled in a bachelor degree nursing program (BSN) by the start of the second semester of their ADN program. ADN students are automatically accepted in any of the three colleges we have dual enrollment agreements with - MSU, UCCS or UNC. Use the links below to visit each dual enrollment website.

    Metropolitan State University of Denver

    University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

    University of Northern Colorado in Greeley

    Representatives from each of the colleges present early in the first semester. Students then apply to their school of choice and begin taking BSN coursework in the second semester. All BSN coursework is online, therefore students do not attend other campuses. Students typically take one to two additional online upper level nursing courses with their school of choice each semester. Students typically graduate with their BSN two semesters after graduating from the ADN program.

    Student Resources

    Accreditation

    The Larimer Campus Nursing Program has continuing full approval from the Colorado State Board of Nursing. The Larimer Campus is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission For Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN).

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
    3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
    Atlanta, GA 30326
    (404) 975-5000


    Practical Nursing Information

    Steps to Apply & Application

    Practical Nursing Certificate (PN)

    Curriculum

    The Larimer Campus Practical Nursing Program curriculum describes the concepts, beliefs, and philosophy upon which the practical nursing curriculum is organized and developed.

    Student Resources

    Accreditation

    The Larimer Campus Practical Nurse Certificate has interim approval from the Colorado Board of Nursing. This nursing education program is a candidate for accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

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