Nursing (AAS)

BestAccreditedColleges Ranking Badge 2023 003Welcome to Nursing at CNCC

At CNCC, we believe that nursing is both an art and a science. Becoming a nurse demands an interest and aptitude for science, well-developed critical thinking and technical skills, and the ability to provide human comfort and kindness. Our mission is to provide a high-quality education that prepares graduates to become competent nursing professionals who deliver the full spectrum of nursing care to diverse populations in an ever-changing healthcare environment. One aspect that truly sets the CNCC Nursing Program apart is our commitment to customer service and student advising. In addition, the applicant pool from which we admit students is relatively low compared to other nursing programs. If you meet all the requirements for admission, chances are good you'll be accepted right away. As a vital part of CNCC's Craig Campus, the Nursing program offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree. Graduates are eligible to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become licensed to practice as a Registered Nurse (RN). CNCC also offers an affiliated Nurse Aide course. Following completion of the four-credit classroom/lab and concurrent one-credit clinical courses, students become eligible to take a Nurse Aide Certification Exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA).


CNCC Guaranteed Admission Program

CNCC also has a guaranteed admission program where students can reserve their place in the nursing program by completing pre-requisite courses at CNCC. For more information click the Guaranteed Admission Program.


TEAS Testing

This year, in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Nursing Department has made the decision to provide all TEAS testing remotely through ATI.  You are responsible for registering with ATI directly to receive a testing date and instructions. The deadline to have your TEAS results to us is April 15th. When registering with ATI you must choose an institution, CNCC is listed as CO Northwestern CC. 

2022 ATI TEAS Testing schedule and information here.

*If you take the TEAS Test at another testing location the results must be to Noreen by April 15.

Did You Know: Nursing Students can begin to earn their BSN at CNCC.

In partnership with The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, CNCC students can enroll in a concurrent enrollment program and earn their Bachelor's of Science in Nursing while attending CNCC. Complete details of our BSN program


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Interim Director of Nursing
Phone: (970) 824-1116

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 1,600 students on two campuses, two service centers and online. Our two campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.