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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

The CMC nursing program provides students with opportunities to enter the nursing profession.

Our program is ranked as one of the top nursing schools in Colorado and is highly competitive. Please see our admissions requirements for further information on how to apply

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 AAS Nursing Students vs. National Average

The Nursing Program’s most recent annual licensure pass rate (NCLEX-RN exam) will be at or above 80% for all first time test takers during the same 12-month period.

Year Breckenridge Campus Spring Valley Campus Advanced Placement Students* Total for CMC Nursing National
2018 91.67% 100% 100% 97.14% 85.11%
2019 100% 91.3% 100% 88.24% 85.17%
2020 100% 82.6% 100% 89.74% 82.8%

*Included in campus totals.

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

On-Time Program Completion

Eighty percent (80%) of the Nursing Program students will graduate from the ADN program within 150% of the stated length of the program.

Greater than or equal to 70% of new students in each class will graduate following reentry within one year of program or departure from the program (150% rate).

Year Breckenridge Campus Spring Valley Campus *Advanced Placement Students Total for CMC Nursing
2018 100% 96% 100% 97.3%
2019 100% 95.83% 100% 97.22%
2020 100% 95.83% 100% 97.37%

*Included in campus totals.

Nursing Post-Graduate Employment Rate

Eighty percent (80%) of program graduates are employed in nursing/health related field or enrolled in higher education within one year of graduation.

Year Breckenridge Campus Spring Valley Campus Advanced Placement Students* Total for CMC Nursing
2017 100% 100% N/A 100%
2018 100% 100% 100% 100%
2019 100% 86.95% 100% 91.43%
2020 84.62% (In-progress) 78.26% (In-progress) 100% 81.08% (In-progress)

*Included in campus totals.

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), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, 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.