Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program prepares students to achieve a balance between general college and nursing education. Upon completion of the program, students are able to sit for their NCLEX RN Exam. RNs who have earned their Associate of Applied Science in Nursing are prepared to be direct caregivers in hospitals, long-term facilities and ambulatory care clinical settings.

The Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AASN) Program is offered on the Montrose Campus Only.

This program allows students to achieve an Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree, opening up greater employment opportunities, increased compensation and job security.

Academic Requirements

After completing the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing program graduates will sit for the NCLEX RN Exam. RNs have career opportunities in healthcare facilities such as hospitals, physician offices and long-term care facilities.

Many RNs who have earned their AAS will continue on to the online RN to BSN program.

Montrose campus, home to the AAS in Nursing program

Program Accreditation

The AAS program has been granted interim approval from the Colorado State Board of Nursing.

The program is seeking candidacy for national accreditation by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

A student who graduates from a non-accredited program may have difficulty continuing to another institution.

Program Outcomes

Program outcomes for NCLEX pass rates, attrition rates, employer satisfaction and graduate satisfaction are not available until the first cohort has graduated in May 2020.