Accreditation Public Notice
Front Range Community College is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education for the RN-to-BSN Completion Program. The accreditation evaluation will be held virtually on campus September 30 – October 2, 2020.
In accordance with CCNE’s procedures, the Commission provides the opportunity for program constituents and other interested parties to submit, in writing, third-party comments concerning a program’s qualifications for accreditation.
Written third-party comments regarding programs must be received by CCNE by no later than 21 days prior to the first day of the scheduled on-site evaluation; September 9, 2020. Only signed comments are accepted by CCNE. CCNE shares third-party comments with members of the evaluation team prior to the visit, but at no time during the review process are these comments shared with the program. During its review of the program, the evaluation team considers third-party comments that relate to the accreditation standards. All third-party comments submitted to CCNE must be written in English, consistent with CCNE's policy on Conduct of Business in English.
If you would like to submit a third-party comment for a program currently under review, please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, if you prefer, mail comments to:
Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Attn: Third-Party Comments
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
If you have any questions about this process, please contact CCNE staff at (202) 887-6791 x268
Nursing Program Overview
Demand for nurses in Colorado is increasing and many health care employers now require their nurses to have a bachelor’s degree. Completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) helps qualify students for more (and better) jobs, including supervisory and management positions.
The RN-to-BSN Completion Program builds on a two-year nursing degree, allowing students to continue in our program to complete their BSN. Our program also accepts students who have successfully completed their first semester of a regionally accredited Associate Degree in Nursing program (ADN) and continue to be enrolled in an ADN program.
RN-to-BSN Completion Program nursing courses are offered in the online D2L format. Students enrolled in NUR 301 (first nursing course of the program) must attend a mandatory in-person orientation the week before the class starts (see dates below). In addition to coursework, FRCC provides opportunities to work with nursing experts close to where students live or work.
The RN-to-BSN Completion is a total of 120 credit hours (71.5 ADN credits and 48.5 BSN credits). For full time students who already have an Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN), the RN-to-BSN Completion Program can be finished in four semesters (48.5 credits). For students currently enrolled in FRCC’s ADN Program, as well as those working full time as a registered nurse, the program is flexible to allow extended time to earn a degree.
The mission of the RN-to-BSN Completion Program is to embrace diversity and provide a quality, accessible, enriching educational experience that allows the student to continue lifelong learning utilizing evidence-based practice in the profession of nursing.
All RN-to-BSN Completion Program nursing courses are offered online and are delivered in the Desire to Learn (D2L) learning management system. Students have the opportunity to attend weekly virtual online meetings to review concepts and to foster collaborations with BSN students. For more information on online courses, visit Online Learning.
Students enrolled in NUR 301 (first nursing course of the program) must attend a mandatory in-person orientation the week before the class starts.
For those enrolling in NUR 301 in Fall 2020, Mandatory Orientation will be held Friday, August 21 from 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. through WebEx. Instructions will be sent to students who have registered.
Spring 2021 Mandatory Orientation dates TBD
The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Front Range Community College is pursuing initial accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education. Applying for accreditation does not guarantee that accreditation will be granted.
Frequently Asked Questions
See FAQs for the RN-to-BSN Completion Program.
The RN-to-BSN Completion Program has three application periods each year. Once admitted, students may choose their start date as outlined below.
||When to Apply
October 2- November 2, 2020. Application period closes at 3:30 p.m.
||Spring 2021 or Summer 2021
March 15- April 15, 2021. Application period closes at 3:30 p.m.
||Summer 2021 or Fall 2021
May 3- June 3, 2021.
Application period closes at 3:30 p.m.
||Fall 2021, Spring 2022, or Summer 2022
Upcoming Information Sessions
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