Nursing Accreditation and Approvals

The Higher Learning Commission

Denver College of Nursing (DCN) holds regional institutional accreditation from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is approved to operate a branch campus at: 

1155 Dairy Ashford Road,
Suite 310 
Houston, TX 77079

The Higher Learning Commission
230 S. LaSalle Street, Suite 7-500
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 263-0456
hlcommission.org

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education

The online Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN to BSN) and the online Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) at DCN are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 887-6791
aacnnursing.org/ccne-accreditation 

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

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

The on-campus Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) and Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) programs at DCN campuses in Denver, Colorado, and Houston, Texas, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

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

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 https://www.acenursing.org/search-programs

Colorado Department of Higher Education

Approval from the Colorado Department of Higher Education (CDHE) grants the college the authority to award associate, bachelor’s, and master’s degrees.

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

 

Colorado State Approving Agency 

All programs offered at our Denver location are approved for Veterans Benefits by the Colorado State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training

Colorado Office of Veterans Education and Training
9101 E. Lowry Blvd.
Denver, CO 80230
(720) 858-2814
cccs.edu/resources/veterans-education-training/ 

Colorado State Board of Nursing

The Colorado State Board of Nursing (CBON) has granted full approval for both the on-campus 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, CO 80202
(303) 894-2430
(303) 894-2821 (fax)
dpo.colorado.gov/Nursing

Texas Board of Nursing

The Texas Board of Nursing has granted a Certificate of Program Approval for the Bachelor of Science in Nursing at the Houston branch campus.Texas Board of Nursing.

333 Guadalupe Street, Suite 3-460
Austin, TX 78701
(512) 305-7400
bon.texas.gov

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has granted DCN a Certificate of Authorization to grant bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Houston, Texas, branch campus. DCN is authorized to conduct courses, grant degrees, grant credit toward degrees, and to use certain protected terms in the state of Texas.

P.O. Box 12788
Austin, TX 78711
(512) 427-6101
highered.texas.gov