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Accreditation and Approvals

Nursing Accreditation and Approvals

Colorado State Board of Nursing (CBON)

The CBON has granted Full Approval for both the ADN and BSN programs. Approval allows graduates to apply to take the licensing exam (NCLEX-RN®) required for professional practice.

Colorado State Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 1350
Denver, Colorado 80202(303) 894-2430
(303) 894-2821 (fax)
http://www.dora.state.co.us/NURSING/

Colorado Department of Higher Education

State of Colorado, Department of Education
Colorado Commission on Higher Education
1560 Broadway, Suite 1600
Denver, Colorado 80202(303) 866-2723
(303) 866-4266 (fax)
http://highered.colorado.gov

This approval grants the college the authority to award Associate, Bachelors and Masters degrees.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The Bachelor of Science in Nursing and the Master of Science in Nursing at Denver College of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.


Not regulated in Texas under Chapter 132 of the Texas Education Code.

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

The college is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

The Higher Learning Commission
230 LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, Illinois 60604(312) 263-0456
(312) 263-7432 (fax)
www.hlcommission.org

Accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing  (ACEN)

The associate degree nursing program at Denver College of Nursing located in Denver, Colorado is accredited by the: 

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 
Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the associate degree nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program at http://www.acenursing.us/accreditedprograms/programSearch.htm 

Colorado Office of Veterans and Training

The Colorado Office of Veterans and Training has approved the ADN and BSN programs to qualified Veterans for benefits.

Colorado Office of Veterans and Training
9101 E. Lowry Boulevard
Denver, Colorado 80230
(303) 595-1622 
https://resources.cccs.edu/veterans-education-training/

A student may receive a copy of the college’s accreditation, licensure, or other approvals by submitting a written request to the President of DCN.