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Degree Information

Nursing Program Options

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing Degree is designed to be completed in two (2) years of full-time course work following completion of prerequisite courses. Following graduation, you will be eligible to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Read more.

Exit Option - Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

After successfully completing the first two semesters of the AAS program, you can choose to take an optional practical nurse course and become eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) to become an LPN. Read more.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

You can take a one semester course and be eligible to take the Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) certification exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Read more.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Pursue your Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at the same time you are working toward your Associate degree. Thanks to partnerships with The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) & Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU), Nursing Dual Enrollment programs make it possible for students to remain in Craig and work towards earning a BSN. Read more.  

Look at our Numbers

The Nursing Program at CNCC strives to achieve the following Outcomes:

  • NCLEX Pass Rate Goal: CNCC’s three-year mean for the licensure exam pass rate will be at or above the national mean for the same three-year period;
    • CNCC 3 year mean = 83.7%      National Mean = 82%
  • Degree Completion Goal: 80% of students at CNCC will successfully complete the nursing program within 150% (6 semesters) of the time from entry into the program;
    • CNCC Completion Rates:   Class of 2017 = 90%     Class of 2018 = 83%      Class of 2019 = 82%
  • Job Placement Goal: 85% of CNCC graduates who respond to the Graduate survey will have employment as a registered nurse within 9-12 months of graduation;
    • CNCC Nursing Job Placement Rates:   Class of 2016 = 91.7%     Class of 2017 = 84%      Class of 2018 = 95%



ACEN Accreditation SealThe Nursing Program at CNCC is fully approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing (CSBON) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). 

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About CNCC

Colorado Northwestern is one college in two Colorado communities. Depending on what you want to study, CNCC has the perfect surroundings and facilities to meet your needs. Founded in 1962 as “Rangely College,” CNCC now serves nearly 1,800 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two main campuses in Craig and Rangely are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado, with one service center located in Meeker.

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