Westminster Nursing Department

Overview

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 a 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.

Our mission is to provide excellent education that prepares the learner to become a member of the nursing profession, meeting the needs of diverse populations.

2017 Nursing Program Outcomes

NCLEX Pass Rate 89.3%
National Mean: 84%
Student Satisfaction  100%
Program Completion  85%
Job Placement 80%

Degrees & Certificates

FRCC will begin offering a new RN to BSN program in Fall 2020. More information to come.

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.

LPN-ADN Bridge Program
This is a three-semester, advanced placement program allowing currently licensed Practical Nurses career mobility to obtain an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing. See details below.

Nurse Aide Certificate
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.

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).


Nursing Program Information

Monthly information sessions are no longer being held. This information video includes details on the competitive application process, required prerequisite courses and other criteria for admissions.

Program Requirements

Front Range Community College has adopted standards for admission, progression and graduation of all Nursing Program students in clinical courses involving direct client care. Candidates for these degrees must be able to meet required minimum standards for successful completion of degree requirements.

Applications

It is highly recommended you meet with the Allied Health and Nursing Advisor to plan your program of study. Learn more about the nursing program admissions process.

Curriculum

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

Dual Enrollment Requirement

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. 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


LPN to ADN Bridge Program Information

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).

Applications

Applications for the LPN to ADN Bridge Program are accepted once a year. Learn more about the LPN-ADN admissions process


Nurse Aide Program Information

Students interested in the Nurse Aide program must view an information video to obtain an application packet. Learn more about the Nurse Aide Program admission requirements.


Accreditation

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

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