The Associate Nursing Degree (ADN) program is approved by 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, and prepares you to take the NCLEX exam to become a Registered Nurse.
The information below will provide you with the steps necessary to submit an application to the ADN program.
Before Submitting Your Application
- Read the Nursing Program Information Packet to learn about admissions requirements, prerequisite courses, and other general program application information.
- HESI Pre-Registration Information
- Attend a required Nursing Program Information Session.
- Prepare for the Information Session by reading these Nursing FAQ's and the Nursing Student Handbook.
- Familiarize yourself with the Associate of Applied Science - Nursing degree requirements.
- Review the list of Disqualifying Criminal Offenses that would prevent your admission to the Nursing Program. You will need to undergo a criminal background check as part of the admissions process.
Submitting Your Application
- Application Dates and Deadlines are Firm and Accepted Only within the Time Frames and Deadlines Listed Below.
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.
SPRING Semester (January) Starts:
- Applications for Spring Semester will open on the FIRST MONDAY OF JUNE at 9:00 a.m. and close on the SECOND FRIDAY OF AUGUST at 4:00 p.m., immediately preceding the Spring semester for which the student seeks admission.
LPN to ADN Program Option
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.
Practical Nurse (PN) Certificate
As an ADN student, you have the option to take the LPN licensing exam at the end of the first year of nursing course work. The PN certificate is available only to students who have been accepted into the ADN program and have completed all prerequisites, the first two semester courses of the Associate Degree Nursing program and NUR 169. NUR 169 is offered infrequently at Arapahoe Community College. There is no separate application process for students seeking a Practical Nurse Certificate only.