Guaranteed Admission Program

Nursing Guaranteed Admission

Now accepting Guaranteed Admissions for Fall 2023 entry into CNCC's nursing program

What is Guaranteed Admission
Welcome to CNCC’s Guaranteed Admission Program in Nursing. Nursing schools across the nation have competitive entry making it uncertain after you have completed your pre-requisites that you will even be admitted into the program. The Guaranteed Admission program is designed so when you are taking your pre-requisites, we “save your spot” so you can immediately jump right into the nursing program.
Who's Eligible?
Anyone is eligible to declare intent to enter the Guaranteed Admission process. All interested applicants must fill out the Guaranteed Admissions Letter of Intent and return it to the nursing program coordinator, Aubrey Wilkey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to August 1 of the semester you intend to start your pre-requisites. Entry into the nursing program will require students to submit to a criminal background check and drug screening. Click here for a list CCCS disqualifying offenses. Nursing students are also required to have certain minimum functional abilities. Review both prior to declaring into the Guaranteed Admissions program.
The Program?

The guaranteed admissions program requires completion of all five (5) prerequisite courses to qualify for admission to the Nursing Program plus 13 credits of general education credits that apply to Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing.

ONE YEAR PATHWAY

Fall Semester

 

Spring Semester

BIO 2101

Anatomy and Physiology I

4

 

BIO 2102

Anatomy and Physiology II

4

ENG 1021

English Composition I

3

 

BIO 2104

Microbiology

4

HWE 1050

Human Nutrition

3

 

BIO 2116

Pathophysiology

4

HPR 1039

Medical Terminology

2

 

PSY 2440

Human Growth and Development

3

MAT 1120

Clinical Calculations

3

       

GEN ED

Arts/Humanities

3

       
 

Total Credits

18

   

Total Credits

15

Note: GEN ED (General Education) courses can be taken either in fall or spring semester. All other courses are only taught in fall and spring schedules at CNCC-Craig Campus. Students should consult an advisor if the Craig Campus is not their main campus to ensure a 1-year rollout.

TWO YEAR PATHWAY

Fall 1st Year

Spring 1st Year

ENG 1021

English Composition I

3

PSY 2440

Human Growth & Development

3

MAT 1120

Clinical Calculations

3

BIO 2104

Microbiology

4

HPR 1039

Medical Terminology

2

     

Total Credits

8

Total Credits

7

 

Fall 2nd Year

Spring 2nd Year
BIO 2101

Anatomy and Physiology I

4 BIO 2102 Anatomy and Physiology II 4
HWE 1050

Human Nutrition

3 BIO 2116 Pathophysiology 4
GEN ED

Arts & Humanities

3      

Total Credits

10 Total Credits  8

Note: Above indicates the recommended rollout. Courses may be taken in either year 1 or year 2. All courses besides GEN ED are only taught in fall and spring schedules at CNCC-Craig Campus. Students should consult an advisor if the Craig Campus is not their main campus to ensure a 2-year rollout.

What are the terms and conditions?

Once you submit your letter of intent of entering the Guaranteed Admissions program, you will have a series of procedures to follow to ensure that you will have a spot saved for you in the nursing program. These terms and conditions are designed to prepare students for the rigor and pace of nursing school while also developing key skills linked to success. 

If for any reason a student in the Guaranteed Admission program fails to adhere to the terms and conditions, they are still able to apply to CNCC Nursing via the competitive nursing program requirements.

  1. Letter of Intent submitted indicating the one or two year rollout by August 1st.
  2. Must demonstrate college readiness in English, Math and Reading (Accuplacer, ACT or SAT).
  3. Obtain an average of a 3.0 GPA in the five (5) pre-requisite courses of ENG 121, PSY 235, BIO 201, BIO 202, and BIO 204.
  4. Must complete all courses registered for as dropping or withdrawing from a course will remove the student from the Guaranteed Admissions.
  5. Earning a grade of a “D” or “F” in any course will remove students from the guaranteed admissions.
  6. All classes must be completed by the end of spring semester preceding admission into the nursing program.
  7. All courses will be taken at a CNCC Campus (Craig, Rangely, Concurrent).
  8. Accepted course modalities include in-person, hybrid, and virtual delivery. No online courses will be accepted.
  9. No transfer credits will apply to the Guaranteed Admissions program.
  10. Students must receive a score of proficient of better on the TEAS test and results must be received by April 15th to the nursing program coordinator.
  11. Will be in good academic standing as any disciplinary action will cause a removal from the Guaranteed Admission program.

Can I prepare for the BSN and be in the Guaranteed Admission Program?

Absolutely! CNCC highly encourages nursing students to declare an Associates of Science Major. Additional classes towards a BSN with CNCC’s partner schools will help build the foundations for nursing school and make earning a BSN that much faster. 

Declare the 2-year pathway for the Guaranteed Admissions program for the recommended 2-year course rollout. Make sure you check with your chosen BSN institution for specific courses they may require. Make an appointment with a CNCC advisor to build your customized schedule today!

 

Recommended Associate of Science for Pre-BSN
2-Year Guaranteed Admissions Program Eligible

 Fall 1st Year

 Spring 1st Year

ENG 1021

English Composition I

3

 ENG 1022

English Composition II

3

BIO 1111

General College Biology I

5

 HIS XXXX

History Elective

3

MAT 1340

College Algebra

4

 PHI 1012

Ethics

3

HPR 1039

Medical Terminology

2

 PSY 1001

General Psychology

3

 

 

 

 ART/HUM

Arts/Humanities Elective

3

Semester Total  

14

Semester Total  

15

 

Fall 2nd Year

Spring 2nd Year

BIO 2101

Anatomny & Physiology I

4

BIO 2102

Anatomy & Physiology II

4

MAT 1260

Introduction to Statistics

3

BIO 2104

Microbiology

4

HWE 1050

Human Nutrition

3

BIO 2116

Pathophysiology

4

MAT 1120

Math for Clinical Calculations

3

COM 1150

Public Speaking

3

PSY 2440

Human Growth & Development

3

     

Semester Total 

16

Semester Total

15

Total Credits

60

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 campuses are located in Craig and Rangely and are 90 miles apart in the mountains and canyons of Northwestern Colorado.

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