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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.

State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA)

National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements approval is maintained by the 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
http://nc-sara.org/sara-states-institutions

This approval grants the college the ability to offer distance education programs and courses in SARA member states.

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

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

The Higher Learning Commission (HLC)

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

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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 college’s baccalaureate nursing program and associate nursing program are accredited by the ACEN. The Commission is recognized as an accrediting body for all types of nursing education programs by the U.S. Department of Education.

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326(404) 975-5000
(404) 975-5020 fax
www.acenursing.org

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.