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Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing at CMC

CMC nursing graduates are well trained to take the NCLEX-RN exam and earn their RN license

See the schedule of Nursing Program Information Sessions. We'll be at campuses September - November. Bring your questions and join us!

The CMC nursing program provides students with opportunities to enter the nursing profession. With the exception of community-based practicum hours much of the Associate Degree in Nursing is online.

We emphasize early experiential learning through clinical experiences in a variety of healthcare settings. You will have practical experience working in:

  • Acute care hospitals
  • Ambulatory care settings
  • Clinics, home health
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Physicians' offices
  • and other healthcare systems

National Council Licensure Examination

Colorado Mountain College's Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing enables graduates to be eligible to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for registered nursing. CMC nursing program graduates demonstrate a high success rate at or above the national and state NCLEX pass rate.

First-Time Pass Rate for CMC Nursing Students vs. National Average

Year
CMC Nursing National
2015-2016 91.05% 81.68%
2014-2015 89.16% 82%
2013-2014 90.07% 79.26%

All percentages 3-year mean.

Moving onto a Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Colorado Mountain College’s RN to BSN program builds upon the clinical experience gained with an associate degree in nursing degree. You’ll expand your skills and knowledge of patient care, nursing theory, research, business practices and leadership.

Learn more about the BSN Program

AAS Nursing Program Outcomes

First-Time Pass Rate for CMC AAS Nursing Students vs. National Average

The Colorado Mountain College AAS Nursing Program has exceeded its expected level of achievement of matching or exceeding the national NCLEX-RN licensure exam pass rate 3-year mean. The national mean is established by National Council of Boards of Nursing and posted by Colorado Board of Nursing and Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Expected Level of Achievement Year Annual CMC Pass Rate 3-Year CMC Mean Associate National Annual Pass Rates
80% of Graduates will score above the 3-year national mean (80.93%) 2016 Graduates 94% 91.05% 81.68%
80% of Graduates will score above the 3-year national mean (82.49%) 2015 Graduates 90.91% 89.16% 82%
80% of Graduates will score above the 3-year national mean (84.23%) 2014 Graduates 88.24% 90.07% 79.26%

On-time Program Completion

AAS Nursing Program expected level of achievement: 80% of students will complete the program of study and progress toward graduation in a timely manner. On-time Program Completion at CMC

Expected Level of Achievement Year Program Completion
>80% 2017 Graduates 87.8%
>80% 2016 Graduates 92%
>80% 2015 Graduates 88.8%
>80% 2014 Graduates 94.4%

Student Satisfaction Rate

AAS Nursing Program expected level of achievement: 80% of students and graduates will be satisfied with the program of learning offered. CMC Student Satisfaction Rate

Expected Level of Achievement Year Graduate Satisfaction Rate Number of Graduates Number of Surveys Returned Response Rate
≥80% 2017 Graduates In Progress In Progress In Progress In Progress
≥80% 2016 Graduates 96% 36 22 61%
≥80% 2015 Graduates 94% 33 30 90.3%
≥80% 2014 Graduates 100% 34 23 67.6%
≥80% 2013 Graduates 95% 36 19 52.7%
≥80% 2012 Graduates 95% 36 20 55.5%

Note, results for 2017 graduates are still in progress.

Employer Satisfaction Rate

AAS Nursing Program expected level of achievement: 80% of employers will be satisfied with graduate preparations for entry-level positions. Employer Satisfaction Rate

Expected Level of Achievement Year Graduate Satisfaction Rate Number of Surveys Distributed Number of Surveys Returned Response Rate
≥80% 2016 Graduates 100% 10 8 80%
≥80% 2015 Graduates 100% 10 10 100%
≥80% 2014 Graduates 100% Unknown 11 Unknown

Post-graduate Employment Rate (in Nursing)

AAS Nursing Program expected level of achievement: Graduates will demonstrate a post-graduation employment rate of 80%. Post-graduate Employment Rate (in Nursing)

Expected Level of Achievement Year Job Placement Rate Number of Graduates Number of Students Interviewed Response Rate
≥80% 2017 Graduates In Progress 36 In Progress In Progress
≥80% 2016 Graduates 91% 36 33 92%
≥80% 2015 Graduates 94% 33 28 85%
≥80% 2014 Graduates 100% 34 23 67.6%

AAS Nursing Degree Accreditation

logo - Accreditation Commission for Education in NursingThe Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326. Their telephone number is 404-975-5000. This program is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing, 1560 Broadway, Suite 1350, Denver, Colorado, 80202. Their phone number is 303-894-2430.

2018 Fall Information Sessions

Come meet with us. Bring your questions about the program or application process.

CMC Spring Valley
Room 127
Tuesday, September 18
Associates: 3:30pm //Bachelors: 4:30pm

Tuesday, November 13
Associates: 3:30pm // Bachelors: 4:30pm

CMC Glenwood Springs
Room 310
Tuesday, October 2
Associates: 3:30pm // Bachelors: 4:30pm

CMC Rifle
Room 105
Monday, September 24
Associates: 5:30pm // Bachelors: 6:30pm

CMC Vail Valley at Edwards
Room 116
Monday, October 15
Associates: 3:30pm // Bachelors: 4:30pm

CMC Breckenridge
Eileen & Paul Finkel Auditorium
Monday, October 8
Associates: 3:30pm // Bachelors: 4:30pm

CMC Dillon
Room 102
Monday, November 5
Associates: 3:30pm // Bachelors: 4:30pm