Westminster Nursing Department


Registered Nursing AAS Program: See the information below and admission details for the Spring 2020 open application criteria for a Fall 2020 start.

Application to the nursing program for Spring 2021 with open application in Fall 2020 will use new criteria. Further information regarding this criteria will be posted after the Spring 2020 open application process.

LPN-ADN Bridge Program: FRCC is not currently accepting applications for this program. Watch our website for future updates.

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.


Applications for the LPN to ADN Bridge Program are accepted once a year. FRCC is not currently accepting applications. Watch our website for future updates.

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 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.
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