Front Range Community College - Boulder Campus
2190 Miller Drive
Longmont, Colorado 80501
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Nursing Programs OfferedADN Programs
ADN Program Details
This program prepares students for entry-level professional nursing practice as a registered nurse. The nursing program is a two-year curriculum. Registered nurses function in a variety of roles: provider of care and manager of care in various health care settings including acute care hospitals, long term care settings, and community settings such as clinics, home health and health maintenance organizations. As a member of this discipline of nursing, registered nurses practice within the scope of practice as outlined in the Colorado Nurse Practice Act. Many students pursue a baccalaureate or master’s degree after completion of an associate degree in nursing. Graduates of the nursing program are eligible for advanced placement into baccalaureate nursing programs through the Colorado Articulation Model. More advanced positions usually require advanced degrees. Military commissioned status after graduation has special requirements. Contact an advisor for further information.
Upon successful completion of the nursing program, the student is awarded an AAS degree in Nursing. Graduates are eligible to submit an application to complete the NCLEX® exam for licensure as a registered nurse. The Front Range Community College associate of applied science degree is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing.
The program offers an LPN “exit option” course at the completion of the first year. This is for students who would like to complete the requirements to be eligible to apply for the PN NCLEX®. Students completing NUR 169 and the first year of the nursing program may apply for the NCLEX® exam for practical nursing licensure.
Assessment testing is required of all students. Students who are reading at the college level and obtain the following Accuplacer scores should have the basic skills necessary for success in program course work: Reading: RC-80 or greater, English: SS95 or greater and WP8-12, Mathematics: EA 61 or greater or must complete MAT 090, Science: department standard.
LPN Program Details
The Boulder County Campus offers a Practical Nursing program that is designed to prepare students to function as practical nurses. Employment opportunities are found in numerous health care organizations. Graduates of this program receive a certificate in practical nursing and are eligible to apply for the National Council Licensing Examination, Practical Nursing NCLEX®-PN for licensure to practice as an LPN.
The program is designed for students whose primary goal is practical nursing. The practical nursing program is a one-year program of study. Students may elect a part time program of study to complete the practical nursing program. If graduates of this program wish to continue their education to the registered nurse level, the student must apply for the bridge program for LPN to ADN-RN program. Information meetings for the Boulder County Campus are held the second Monday of the month (except for July and December) at 2121 Miller Drive, Longmont CO, from 4 to 5 pm in room C1264.
Front Range Community College's Practical Nursing program is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing.