Students in the Practical Nurse (P.N.) program learn to provide routine patient care under the direction of a registered nurse or a physician. Students practice in a specialized Auto-Tutorial Lab (ATL) classroom. Upon successful completion of the program, students must test and pass the Licensed Practical Nursing certification exam offered by the Colorado State Board of Nursing (NCLEX).
Students in the Registered Nurse (R.N.) program learn role transition, advanced concepts of medical-surgical nursing, nursing care of psychiatric clients, care of OB and pediatric patients as well as leadership skills of professional nursing practice. Students complete a comprehensive nursing internship. This program is for licensed practical nurses who wish to continue their education by pursuing the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing (R.N.). Upon successful completion of the program, students must test and pass the Registered Nursing certification exam offered by the Colorado State Board of Nursing (NCLEX).
- Built on career ladder model that allows students to exit the program, work in the nursing field, and re-enter the program at the next level
- Delivery via site-based, on-line, and video conferencing modes
- Clinical placements at St. Mary's Hospital, Community Hospital, V.A. Medical Center, and other healthcare agencies throughout the region.
For Application and additional information, please visit the Department of Health Sciences, or call 970.248.1398
Associates of Applied Science
Registered Nurse (R.N.)
Practical Nursing (P.N.)
Registered Nurse: direct caregiver in hospitals, long-term facilities, and ambulatory care-clinical settings.
Practical Nurse: routine patient care under the direction of a registered nurse or physician