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:



ACEN Accreditation Seal

The associate degree nursing program at Colorado Northwestern Community College located at the Colorado Northwestern Community College Craig Campus, located in Craig, Colorado is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400

Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. 

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