Westminster Nursing Department


Registered Nursing AAS Program: See the information below and admission details for the Spring 2021 open application criteria for a Fall 2021 start.

The application to the nursing program for Fall 2021 with open March 1-5, 2021 and will use new criteria. Applications for Spring 2022 will be accepted September 6-10, 2021.

 LPN-ADN Bridge Program: We are currently not accepting applicants into this program

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.

2018 Nursing Program Outcomes

Nursing-Datapoints 2017-Westminster

NCLEX Pass Rate 94.5%
National Mean: 84%
Student Satisfaction 100%
Program Completion 91%
Job Placement 88%

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).  

Nursing 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.


We highly recommend you meet with the Allied Health and Nursing 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.

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). See required courses and descriptions.


We are currently not accepting applicants into this program.

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.


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.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
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.