Get Started with Your AAS Nursing Degree

You must be selected for admission to the Associate of Applied Science Degree - Registered Nurse program at CMC

Download the CMC AAS Nursing Admission Application Packet

Both a Colorado Mountain College general admissions application and a supplemental nursing application are required for admission into the nursing program.

The TEAS test and CASPer test are both required to complete prior to the application deadline. More information regarding these required tests can be found in the information packet.

All prerequisite courses must be completed or in-progress prior to the application deadline. The nursing program general admission requirements listed below are not required to be completed to apply for the nursing program, however, they must be completed prior to starting the nursing program classes in the fall.

The majority of students admitted to the program have completed most, if not all, of the general education courses at the time of application to the program. A grade of ‘C’ or higher (not a C-) is required in general education and nursing courses. Applicants are assigned points based on grades achieved in these classes.

  • BIO1111 General College Biology with Lab, 5 credits
  • BIO2101 Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab, 4 credits
  • BIO2102 Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab, 4 credits
  • BIO2104 Microbiology, 4 credits
  • PSY2440 Human Growth & Development, 3 credits

Other courses required for graduation from the ADN program:

  • *ENG1021 English Composition I, 3 credits
  • *HWE1050 Human Nutrition, 2 credit minimum
  • *Social or behavioral science elective, 3 credits

Students are awarded points for completed asterisked (*) courses in the nursing application process. Students who are planning to receive financial aid at full-time status or who may need full-time status for other reasons may choose to take these courses during the nursing program. Students receiving financial aid may benefit from carrying 12 credits or more each semester; however, students may choose to be awarded financial aid based on three-quarter time enrollment.

Reviewing the nursing curriculum may be helpful. Discuss your financial aid needs and circumstances with a financial aid specialist and/or a CMC student services counselor to determine your optimal plan for completion of the general education courses and NUR courses once in the program.

Computer competency is strongly recommended if you are seeking admission into the ADN nursing program. All admitted students must have reliable transportation to attend clinical sites which may be up to 300 miles from campus.

You must demonstrate college-level proficiency in reading, writing and mathematics as part of acceptance into this program.

This nursing program has certain physical and academic standards (pdf) which you will be required to meet before you are admitted to the program. Students accepted into the college's vocational programs must be physically, mentally, and emotionally self-supportive with reasonable accommodations. If there is a concern about meeting the physical and academic standard, students need to contact the Access Coordinator who will determine the student's ability to participate in this program.

You must be selected for admission to enroll in this program. Colorado Mountain College admits the best qualified candidates to ADN program each fall. Students must have a GPA of 2.4 to be considered for admission to the nursing program. Admission requirements and procedures are detailed in the nursing admission packet. Requirements and procedures are reviewed each year and are subject to change. It is the student's responsibility to obtain and complete the current the current year's admission packet.

AAS Application Deadlines

Breckenridge, Spring Valley and Steamboat Springs

Application Deadline Extended
March 1

Contact Dr. Jacki Brazill,,
with any questions.

Applications will not be accepted after the deadline.

Already have an LPN?

We offer an advanced placement option for students who are licensed as practical nurses in Colorado. Advanced placement spots are subject to availability each year.

  Download the CMC Advanced Placement for LPN to ADN Program Application

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