Westminster Nursing Department

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 Westminster Campus Nursing Department offers a curriculum designed to meet the needs of a rapidly evolving healthcare delivery system. Clinical experiences include acute, home health and community agencies across the Denver metro area.

Nursing Program Mission

Nurses are special people who combine compassion with competence. They are responsible, detail-oriented people who work in a very fast-paced and changing profession. One thing that hasn't changed in recent years is the grave concern over a shortage of nurses. More new jobs are expected to be created for registered nurses than for any other occupation, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

At FRCC, our mission is to provide an excellent education that prepares you to become a member of the nursing profession, meeting the needs of diverse populations.

2019 Nursing Program Outcomes

Our accredited nursing program serves students in the Denver metro area. The combination of rigorous class work, relevant clinical experiences, and dedicated faculty positions you for success in your future career.

Mean 85%) | 100% Student Satisfaction | 88% Program Completion

NCLEX Pass Rate 96.9
National Mean: 85%
Student Satisfaction 100%
Program Completion 88%

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. 

    Nursing Information Presentations 

    Virtual Pre-Admissions Nursing Information Sessions

    The next pre-application session will be scheduled in August 2021. More information to come.      


    Registered Nursing Program Information

    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. See required courses for a Nursing Associate of Applied Science (RN/ADN)  

    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 Licensed Practical Nurse examination (NCLEX-PN). 
    We highly recommend you meet with the Health Sciences and Wellness Pathway Advisor to plan your program of study. Learn more about the nursing program admissions process.
    The Westminster Campus Nursing Program curriculum organizing framework describes the concepts, beliefs and philosophy upon which the nursing curriculum is organized and developed.

    FRCC Westminster Campus ADN students have the option to be dually enrolled in a bachelor degree nursing program (BSN). ADN students may choose FRCC's RN-BSN Completion Program or  the three colleges we have dual enrollment agreements with — MSU and UCCS. Use the links below to visit each dual enrollment website.

    FRCC RN-to-BSN Completion Program

    Metropolitan State University of Denver

    University of Colorado-Colorado Springs

    The Associate in Nursing Program at Front Range Community College, at the Westminster Campus located in Westminster, 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 Associate in Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.

    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.


    LPN to ADN Bridge Program Information

    This program is not being offered currently.

    The LPN to ADN Bridge nursing program is a three semester advanced placement program allowing currently licensed Practical Nurses career mobility to obtain an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing. Upon successful completion of the LPN to ADN Bridge program, students are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN exam to become a Registered Nurse (RN). See required courses and descriptions.


    Nurse Aide Program Information

    The Nurse Aide certificate qualifies you to take the State Certification Examination to become a CNA. Graduates of our program have a 91 percent pass rate on the state exam. Students interested in the Nurse Aide program must view an informational video to obtain an application packet. Learn more about the Nurse Aide Program admission requirements.


    Accreditation

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

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
    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 Associate in Nursing Program is Continuing Accreditation.

    View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program.