Nursing Degree Information

Nursing Program Options

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing (AAS)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) in Nursing Degree is designed to be completed in two (2) years of full-time course work following completion of prerequisite courses. Following graduation, you will be eligible to take the National Council of State Board of Nursing Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) to become a Registered Nurse (RN). Read more.

Exit Option – Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

After successfully completing the first two semesters of the AAS program, you can choose to take an optional practical nurse course and become eligible for the National Council Licensure Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) to become an LPN. Read more.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

You can take a one semester course and be eligible to take the Nurse Aide Training and Competency Evaluation Program (NATCEP) certification exam to become a Certified Nurse Aide (CNA). Read more.

Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN)

Pursue your Bachelor’s of Science in Nursing at the same time you are working toward your Associate degree. Thanks to partnerships with The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS) & Metropolitan State University of Denver (MSU), Nursing Dual Enrollment programs make it possible for students to remain in Craig and work towards earning a BSN. Read more.


Look at our Numbers

The Nursing Program at CNCC strives to achieve the following Outcomes:

  • NCLEX Pass Rate Goal: CNCC’s three-year mean for the licensure exam pass rate will be at or above the national mean for the same three-year period;
    • CNCC 3 year mean = 84.6%          National Mean = 81.3%
  • Degree Completion Goal: 80% of students at CNCC will successfully complete the nursing program within 150% (6 semesters) of the time from entry into the program;
    • CNCC Completion Rates   Class of 2014 = 85%        Class of 2013 = 96%
  • Job Placement Goal: 85% of CNCC graduates who respond to the Graduate survey will have employment as a registered nurse within 9-12 months of graduation;
    • CNCC Nursing Job Placement Rates  Class of 2015 = 96%     Class of 2014 = 100%
  • Graduate Satisfaction Goal: 80% of CNCC graduates who respond to the Graduate survey will report satisfaction and preparation for nursing practice provided by the program;
    • CNCC Nursing Graduate Program Satisfaction  Class of 2015 = 100%
  • Employer Satisfaction Goal: 80% of employers of graduates who respond to the graduate follow-up survey will report satisfaction with the competency of graduates from CNCC as defined by the student learning outcomes and graduate competencies;
    • CNCC Nursing Employer Satisfaction with Graduate RNs = 91.6%

Gainful Employment

There are numerous jobs available for graduates who earn certificates and degrees in Nursing. Click here for national statistics and facts about Aviation training and the job outlook for graduates: Gainful Employment.


The Nursing Program at CNCC is fully approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing (CSBON) and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

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For more information about the CNCC Nursing Program and others in the state of Colorado, please visit the CSBON at