Larimer Nursing Department


Applications for the Fall 2018 semester will be accepted February 19 - March 30, 2018. Learn more about the application process.

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.

  • Nursing A.A.S.
  • Practical Nurse Exit Option – Students may complete the first year of the A.A.S. Nursing program and NUR 169 to receive a certificate and be eligible to apply to take the LPN Licensure Examination, NCLEX®PN.

Applications for the Spring 2018 semester will be accepted July 3 - August 18, 2017. Learn about the application process.

    Information Sessions

    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 - 6:00 p.m.
    Blanca Peak Building, Room 126. See building map.

    Student Resources

    Dual Enrollment Programs

    FRCC Larimer Campus nursing 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. Following are the dual enrollment BSN options:

    Metropolitan State University of Denver

    While taking the required prerequisite courses and nursing courses at FRCC for an A.A.S. in Nursing, you complete BSN elective courses for Metropolitan State University of Denver. Once you complete the A.A.S. at FRCC, you transition to MSU Denver to complete your coursework and earn a BSN degree. Learn more.

    University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

    While taking courses at FRCC toward your A.A.S. in Nursing you can take online courses from Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences at the University of Colorado-Colorado Springs (UCCS) that count toward obtaining a BSN. For more information, visit the UCCS nursing website.

    University of Northern Colorado in Greeley

    A hybrid option is offered at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley (UNC). While taking courses at FRCC toward your A.A.S. in Nursing you can take online courses from UNC that count toward obtaining a BSN. In addition to online coursework, limited BSN classes are held on the FRCC/Larimer Campus. For more information, visit the UNC nursing website.


    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

    Program Outcomes

    NCLEX Results 93% (2015-2016)  
    National Mean: 80.9%
    Employer Satisfaction 100% rated 3 or better on a 5-point Likert scale
    Student Satisfaction  97% (2014-2015)
    Program Completion  59.1% graduate within 150% of time (2014) 
    Job Placement 90% as RN with 43% continuing education (2014-2015)