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Nursing Accreditation 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’s and Bachelor’s 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.

  • 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 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.

 

DBJ Studies

3,000

Studies estimate that Colorado will need 3,000 new nurses a year to make up for both the departing workforce and an increased patient load.
Source: Denver Business Journal

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