Westminster Nursing Department


The application period for the spring semester 2018 is August 14, to September 8, 2017. Learn more about the applications process.

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.

Degrees & Certificates

Our Nursing Program prepares you for a career as a registered nurse. Admission into the program is a precise process. Although we provide you with information on this Web page, we always encourage you to consult the latest catalog for details.

  • Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Nursing
  • LPN-ADN Bridge program is a three semester advanced placement program allowing currently licensed Practical Nurses career mobility to obtain an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing.
  • 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.
  • Dual Enrollment Program: 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.
  • RN to BSN: Through our partnership with Metropolitan State University of Denver students earn a BSN by taking classes at FRCC. Learn more.

Nursing Program Information

Nursing Program information sessions provide details on the application process, required prerequisite courses, estimated program costs and wait list information. They are held the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. in Room B0353. Find this room on a map. (Note: No meetings are held in July or December, or if the campus is closed.)

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 these required minimum standards for successful completion of degree requirements.


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.


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

Additional 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 for the LPN to ADN Bridge Program are accepted once a year. Applications accepted January 27, 2017 through February 17, 2017 for Fall 2017 or Spring 2018 admission. Learn more about the LPN-ADN admissions process

Nurse Aide Program Information

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


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).

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

NCLEX Results

Three-Year Average 83.5% of graduates pass NCLEX on their first attempt.  99% pass on subsequent attempts.
Program Completion 88% graduate within 150% of time (6 semesters)
Employer Satisfaction  100% of employers are satisfied with graduate’s performance
Job Placement 89% employed in nursing with 47% continuing education
Graduate Satisfaction 100% of graduates are satisfied that the Westminster Nursing Program met their educational goals.