Larimer Nursing Department

Upcoming On-Campus Forum

Forums are held twice a year to answer questions about the PN and RN programs. Please review the admission requirements prior to joining a forum.

February 13, 2023
5 - 6 pm
Grays Peak Building, Room 110


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.


Registered Nursing Degree (RN)

The Registered Nursing A.A.S. consists of 71.5 credits (29 general education credits and 42.5 nursing credits). Upon completion, students will receive an A.A.S. in Nursing and are eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination, NCLEX®RN exam. View the Registered Nursing Curriculum

Registered Nursing Admission Process This page details each step prospective students must take in order to apply to the RN program.

Watch the Registered Nursing Admissions Video. This video outlines steps to apply to the Larimer Campus RN program.

FRCC Larimer Campus Registered Nursing students are encouraged to work toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) during the time they are enrolled in the FRCC's Registered Nursing A.A.S. program. Students may choose FRCC's RN-to-BSN Completion Program or any other RN-to-BSN program.

The Associate in Nursing Program at Front Range Community College, at the Larimer Campus located in Fort Collins, Colorado is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the registered nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this  program. 

2020 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 100%
National Mean: 84%
Student Satisfaction 100%
Program Completion 79.5%

Practical Nursing Certificate (PN)

This program consists of 43 credits (7 prerequisite credits and 36 practical nursing credits) taken over 3 semesters. Upon completion, students will earn a certificate and are eligible to take the PN Licensure Examination, NCLEX®PN. View the Practical Nursing Curriculum.

Practical Nursing Admission Process This page details each step prospective students must take in order to apply to the PN program.

The Practical Nursing Program at Front Range Community College, at the Larimer campus located in Fort Collins, CO is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the practical nursing program is Initial Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.

2020 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 100%
Student Satisfaction 100%
Program Completion 76%

2021 Top Ranked Nursing School Badge

Larimer Nursing Department 
2021 Top Ranked Nursing School