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  • Nursing
  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall

    Award: AAS

    Average Class Size: 60

    Program Length: 4 Semesters

    Part-Time or Full-Time: Full-Time

    Course Availability: Day Classes

    Program Locations: Pueblo, Fremont, Mancos

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  • The online application for the Associate Degree in Nursing for the Fall 2021 Semester will open April 1, 2021 and remain open until May 21, 2021.

    One of the Admission Requirements to the Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program is the completion of a Nurse Aide Program. For information on the Nurse Aide Program please contact the Department Chair, Donna Borders at 719-549-3295 or email Donna.Borders@pueblocc.edu.

    Career Information
    While the demand for high quality health care continues to grow, the shortage of registered nurses is projected to grow to 500,000 by 2025. Such a large shortage results in highly competitive salaries, benefits, and more. Another great benefit is the many nursing specialties that are available. For example, a nurse can become a labor and delivery nurse, flight nurse, home health nurse, ER nurse, ICU nurse, or psychiatric nurse etc. The ADN program prepares you to provide safe, therapeutic, and competent nursing care in hospitals and other healthcare settings. You may also work as an entry level patient-care manager. According to the bureau of labor statistics, the average nurse’s yearly income is $65,470.

    What Will I Learn
    The ADN program teaches you skills of direct patient care that you can apply in any healthcare setting. It offers theoretical and applied instruction in classrooms, simulated laboratories, and clinical settings. It integrates education in adult, gerontological, obstetric, pediatric, and psychiatric-mental health nursing. Your clinical learning will take place in diverse types of institutions. Entry level courses in leadership teach you to direct and supervise ancillary personnel. The program allows a practical nursing exit point (certificate). After successfully completing the first two semesters of the program, students are eligible to sit for the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN). At this point, students could exit and seek employment as LPNs or continue on in the remaining two semesters and prepare to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). After completing all requirements, you will receive the AAS degree. Successful performance on the (NCLEX-RN) awards state licensure and qualifies you for the title of Registered Nurse (RN).

    Our Experienced Faculty
    Representing a number of qualified and highly experienced nurses, our faculty members are trained teachers providing quality education to students.  The diverse backgrounds of faculty members include specializations in obstetrics, pediatrics, critical care, mental health, and primary care.

    Our Cutting Edge Facilities
    The PCC nursing department offers an array of learning tools and cutting edge technology to enhance student experiences and overall education.  The program provides learning labs with numerous low and high fidelity mannequins and a new simulation center at St. Mary Corwin Hospital. These experiences allow students to practice in different real life scenarios. Collaborative relationships with local hospitals allow clinical experiences necessary to accomplish graduate competencies and to acquire “work ready” skills.

    Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326; Telephone: 404.975.5000, www.acenursing.org/. Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.

    The Pueblo Community College Associates Degree Nursing Program will be hosting a reaccreditation visit with ACEN on February 22 – 25th, 2021. This accreditation visit will be virtual. We invite the public to submit written comments to the ACEN. Please send your comments to:

    Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.
    3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
    Atlanta, GA 30326

    Marsal P. Stoll EdD, MSN
    Executive Director

    THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana, including prescription marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.