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The Aims Community College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program provides students with the opportunity to learn skills to care for patients of all ages in a variety of healthcare settings. In addition to learning technical skills used in providing care, major emphasis is placed on the development of the attributes of critical thinking and professionalism. This rigorous program offers theoretical and applied instruction in classrooms, simulated laboratories and clinical settings. The ability to synthesize information and then coherently and succinctly communicate the information in written assignments is critical for program success.

Our program, though rigorous, will prepare you for a rewarding career in nursing. Potential job opportunities as a registered nurse are available in a variety of healthcare settings, including many right here in northern Colorado.

Upon successful completion of all degree requirements, you will earn an associate of applied science (A.A.S.) degree with a nursing major. At that time you will be eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Successful performance on the NCLEX-RN awards state licensure and qualifies graduates for the title of Registered Nurse (RN).

You can also choose to further your nursing education by transferring to a four-year university.

The Aims Associate Degree Nursing program has been granted full approval status by the Colorado State Board of Nursing (SBON) and has Continuing Accreditation with conditions by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Colorado Board of Nursing (SBON)
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: 303-894-2430 | Alternate: 303-894-2458
Fax: 303-894-2821 | Email:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: (404) 975-5000
Fax: (404) 975-5020

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