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The health care industry is fast paced and growing and in need of more registered nurses. The Licensed Practical Nurse may continue his/her education to earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science at Northeastern. At the successful completion of the program students are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX exam to obtain licensure in the state of Colorado as a Registered Nurse.
Students interested in transferring to a four-year institution after NJC will need to talk with an advisor about the difference between the transfer program and the LPN, RN and NA programs.
This short program prepares students to work as a Certified Nursing Assistant in a hospital, nursing home, or other health related agency. After successful completion the student is eligible to take the Colorado Board of Nursing examination to become certified.
Please contact Alexes Ertle at 970.521.6701 or email Alexes.Ertle@njc.edu to learn when the next class is being offered.
Northeastern Nursing Programs Approval and Accreditation
NJC is accredited by North Central Association. This institutional accrediting agency evaluates the entire educational organization. In addition NJC’s nursing program is approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. Both the Practical Nursing Program and the LPN to Associate Degree Nursing Program are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education (ACEN).
ACEN contact information: 3343 Peachtree Road NE Suite 850 Atlanta, Georgia 30326 (404) 975-5000
NJC nursing programs also participate in the Colorado Nursing Articulation model through which nursing credits are accepted by other Colorado nursing programs.
Professional Nurse (Associate Degree Nursing - 2 Year)
The health care industry is fast paced and growing rapidly making the need for more registered nurses paramount. The Licensed Practical Nurse may continue his/her education to earn an Associate Degree in Applied Science at Northeastern. The program is a one year program for Licensed Practical Nurses which starts in January with graduation in December. At the successful completion of the program students are eligible to apply to take the NCLEX exam to obtain licensure as a Registered Nurse.
Registered nurses are the largest group of health care providers and work in a variety of settings ranging from schools, hospitals, clinics and health departments to name just a few. Registered nurses have both independent and supervisory responsibilities in managing patient care. In addition RNs work with a variety of health care professionals and carry out physician orders to ensure quality patient care.
The program includes both instructional and clinical experience to provide the student with the knowledge base and hands on experience to provide safe and compassionate nursing care. The nursing faculty also strives to teach the values and professionalism nurses will need to have a rewarding career in nursing. Clinical experiences vary and may occur on weekends or at night, and will include eight and twelve hour shifts in facilities from the surrounding areas including Nebraska and Wyoming.