Nursing Program

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accreditation (NLNAC), officially approved national accreditation for ACC's Associate Degree Nursing program at its March 3, 2011 meeting.

The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), is located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, Georgia 30326. Their telephone number is 404.795.5000; the website is

The Associate Nursing Degree (ADN) program is approved by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), the Colorado State Board of Nursing and the Colorado Community College System. You will develop skills to work in hospitals and clinical settings in the areas of Obstetric and Pediatric, Medical/Surgical, and Psychiatric Nursing. ACC's nursing program consistently maintains high pass rates on the NCLEX exam and works closely with an Advisory Committee that provides feedback on nursing/health care industry graduate standards, requirements and desired new graduate outcomes.

You will benefit from:

  • A total testing plan with increasing difficulty levels, modeling the NCLEX exam, 4,000+ computerized NCLEX practice questions, and NCLEX review course
  • Active learning and critical thinking — a philosophy that faculty and students are adult learners and partners in the active learning process
  • Simulation scenarios and state-of-the art labs
  • Accessible faculty and staff — Director and Faculty who are MSN (Master of Nursing Science) prepared, Retention Coordinator, Simulation Coordinator, Lab Coordinator and Clinical Coordinator
  • Supervised patient care experiences at hospitals, long-term care facilities, surgery centers, children's camps, federal and state facilities and shot clinics
  • Competitive qualifications application process


You must attend a Nursing Program Information Session prior to submittal of your application to the Nursing Program. When you attend the Information Session, you will be given an "Information Session Attendance Verification Form," and must retain this Form to submit with your Nursing Program Application.

Over 1450 attendees at previous Information Sessions have been polled to determine the best time to attend a session and 85% recommend attending at the beginning of the process. You may, however, attend an Information Session at any time during the process – it is your choice.

To reserve your space at an info session, please email and type INFORMATION SESSION RSVP in the subject line. Type your 1) Name, 2) Telephone number, 3) Date of the session you wish to attend, in the body of the email. You will receive an email reply confirming your reservation.


January 24, 9:00 a.m. - noon

March 21, 9:00 a.m. - noon

February 11, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

April 8, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

February 21, 9:00 a.m. - noon

April 18, 9:00 a.m. - noon

March 11, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

May 9, 9:00 a.m. - noon



ACC has partnered with three Universities to help you plan for your eventual BSN degree, after completing your ADN at ACC. This special information session will include presentations by representatives from all three schools: Metro State University, CU School of Nursing, and University of Colorado-Colorado Springs. This Special BSN information session will take place on Monday evening, April 27, from 6-8pm, in room A2140.
Please RSVP by sending an email to, and indicate your intention to attend this event.


Application dates and deadline for FALL SEMESTER (August) STARTS

Applications for Fall Semester will open on the THIRD MONDAY OF APRIL at 9:00 a.m. and close on the THIRD FRIDAY IN MAY at 4:00 p.m., immediately preceding the Fall semester for which the student seeks admission.

Application dates and deadline for SPRING SEMESTER (January) STARTS

Applications for Spring Semester will open on the FIRST MONDAY OF NOVEMBER at 9:00 a.m. and close on the THIRD FRIDAY OF DECEMBER at NOON, immediately preceding the Spring semester for which the student seeks admission.

Nursing Students 2010


ADN Curriculum includes theory, lab and clinical components with defined Clinical Competencies

The Department of Nursing Mission and Philosophy supports measureable program and educational outcomes and prepares you to take the licensing examination to become a registered nurse, to seek employment in beginning staff positions in the community and to become safe and competent members of the nursing profession. The philosophy is in harmony with and supports the mission statement of ACC and is based on concepts related to the individual, environment, health, nursing/nursing practice, professionalism, and teaching/learning

Practical Nursing Program is available only to those students who have been accepted into the Associate Degree Nursing program and have completed all prerequisites, the first two semester courses, and NUR 169 Transition Into Practical Nursing.

The LPN to ADN program is for students who possess a License as a Practical Nurse and wish to complete the ADN program. The LPN to ADN Program at ACC is temporarily closed to new applicants at this time.