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2022-2023 Catalog 
2022-2023 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Nursing (AAS)

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Graduates of this program will receive an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing and are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Exam (NCLEX-RN) to obtain their RN licensure. This program has specific admission requirements. Admission criteria may change from year to year. Therefore, it is the student’s responsibility to obtain the current year’s admission packet. An admission packet can be obtained by downloading the form “Nursing Application” at the following web address: or by contacting the Assistant Director of Admissions for Nursing.

All applicants accepted into the Nursing program will receive a history and physical form that must be completed by his/her medical care provider before registering for classes. Accepted students will be required to obtain a criminal background check and are subject to periodical drug testing at various times throughout the Nursing program. These are requirements of our clinical sites. Fees associated with these requirements are the student’s responsibility. Several scholarships may be available to assist nursing students. See the section on Scholarships  and Financial Aid .

This program has a fee that is non-refundable. Please see the registration staff for more information.

The Associate Degree of Nursing at Colorado Mountain College is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1350 Denver, CO 81601, ph. 303-894-2430 and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326, ph. 404-975- 5000,

To take courses with NUR prefixes students must be accepted into the nursing program and have permission of the Program Director, Chief Nursing Officer. Please consult with an advisor. 

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (ADN) program is offered at Colorado Mountain College in Spring Valley at Glenwood Springs, Breckenridge, and Steamboat Springs. Some courses utilize technology-enhanced modalities. CMC also offers a certificate an LPN to AAS, Nursing and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) . Students who successfully complete the AAS degree are eligible to apply for the RN-BSN degree program .

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General Education Requirements

Students must complete the following general education courses with a “C” or higher from an accredited college (28 credits). Alternative credit by exam, ex. CLEP testing, AP or IB tests, do not substitute for any required courses.

Program Requirements

These courses must be taken before graduation, but can be taken any time in order to qualify for full-time status and financial aid. The student is strongly encouraged to complete these program requirements before starting nursing courses.

Minimum Hours Required

Minimum Credit Hours Required (72)


State Guaranteed Transfer Course

Applies to CMC AA/AS/AGS Degrees

Not all programs/courses are available at every campus and may require travel to another campus or access via technology-enabled learning (video-conferencing, hybrid, or online).


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