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  • Fast Facts

    Program Start Term: Fall

    Award: AAS, BSN

    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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  • Due to weather related closures of some testing centers, the application for LPN to RN and PAR to RN has been extended 15 days to allow students to submit TEAS scores. The new deadline is November 15.

    Applications for the Paramedic to RN, LPN to RN, and Bachelor of Science in Nursing programs will close November 15, 2019. Apply today!

    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), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326; Telephone: 404.975.5000, www.acenursing.org/. Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing.

    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) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.

    Paramedic to Associate Degree in Nursing (RN after passing NCLEX Exam)

    Why this career might be right for me:  The national nursing shortage is getting larger every day and It is estimated that Colorado will be short over 20,000 nurses by 2024. On a national scale, the US will be short over 1 million nurses by 2024.  As a Paramedic, you have gained knowledge and skill to care for patients in the pre-hospital health care field. Recent research tells us Paramedics are well prepared to enter the field of nursing and incorporate their pre hospital knowledge with new acute care knowledge to provide excellent care to patients in our communities.
    “Just The Facts”- Paramedic to ADN

    • Program Start Term: Summer Semester 2019 only/ Spring beginning 2020
    • Program Length: Full Time – 3 semesters
    • Award: Associates of Applied Science in Nursing
    • Average Class Size: 15
    • Full-Time
    • Course Availability: Hybrid and Day
    • Program Locations: Pueblo Campus 

    What Will I Learn
    During this 3 semester program, you will learn about the nursing process, nursing theories, and how to synthesize the ever changing data of acutely and chronically ill patients. You will learn how to communicate collaboratively with health care team members to facilitate healing and you will learn to become a part of a growing, expanding, multifaceted, and rewarding career. Nurses have been rated as the most trusted profession over the past 12 years. Come join us!

    The Paramedic to ADN program at Pueblo Community College is the first in the state of Colorado offered at the community college level. After completion of the nursing curriculum, you will be eligible to take the NCLEX Exam for Registered Nursing. The career opportunities are endless with a degree of Registered Nurse. R.RN. can work in hospitals, clinical, medical centers, nursing homes, schools, home health agencies and other environments.

    The Nursing program at PCC is accredited by ACEN and the SBON to provide great nursing education opportunities to individuals who have the desire and drive to be a nurse. Are you ready to apply?

    Career Information
    The Paramedic to ADN program teaches you direct patient care skills that can apply in any health care setting. It offers theoretical and applied instruction in classrooms, skill labs, simulated laboratories and clinical settings. This program integrates education in adult, gerontological, obstetric, pediatric, and psychiatric- mental health nursing. Your clinical learning will take place in diverse institutions. Entry level courses in leadership teach you to direct and supervise ancillary personnel.

    Entry level salary ranges from $54,000 to $62,000 annually 

    Our Experience Faculty
    The PCC Nursing faculty are all experienced Master-prepared nurses who have worked in many different acute care, ambulatory care centers, medical offices, and more. The experienced and professional faculty give our program a depth of knowledge and experience and will provide you will a quality education.

    Our Cutting Edge Facilities
    The Nursing program at Pueblo Community College has up to date equipment and facilities.  This includes a simulator lab with high tech manikins for real to life simulations in baby delivery and care, patient assessment and treatment.