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. 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
Nursing Information Sessions
Learn about the nursing program and application process at the CMC Steamboat Springs Campus Library.
- August 28, 2019
- September 11, 2019
- October 2, 2019
Associate's Degree Information at 3:30 pm and Bachelor's Degree at 4:30 pm.
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
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|
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|
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|
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|
AAS Nursing Degree Accreditation
The 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.