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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. 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 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
2019 100% 91.3% 100% 93.93% 86.87%
2018 91.67% 100% 100% 97.14% 85.11%
2017 100% 100% N/A 100% 84.24%

*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
2019 100% 95.83% 100% 97.22%
2018 100% 96% 100% 97.3%
2017 92.31% 100% N/A 97.3%

*Included in campus totals.

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)

Eighty percent (80%) of program graduates are employed in nursing/health related field or enrolled in higher education within one year of graduation. Figures for 2019 are in progress.

Year Breckenridge Campus Spring Valley Campus Advanced Placement Students* Total for CMC Nursing
2018 100% 100% 100% 100%
2017 100% 100% N/A 100%
2016 100% 87% N/A 91.67%

*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), 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.