College & Community Relations

Aims Nursing program earns national accreditation

Submitted on: 09-08-2011

After an extensive site visit and review panel of 18 nurse educators from across the country, the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission unanimously granted accreditation to the Associate Degree Nursing program at Aims Community College. The Aims ADN program has had full approval from the Colorado State Board of Nursing since 2006. This national accreditation is required for all Colorado nursing programs in accordance with a mandate issued from the State Board of Nursing. "Employers are now starting to prefer graduates of nationally accredited programs," said Nursing Director Nina Kirk. "This new accreditation is likely to give our students an advantage as they search for positions in this highly competitive job market in Northern Colorado." The National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) is responsible for the specialized accreditation of nursing education programs. The Commission has authority and accountability for carrying out the responsibilities inherent in the application of standards and criteria throughout the accreditation processes. Aims Associate Degree Nursing program prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). The program accepts approximately 30 students in each cohort. Graduates of the Aims ADN program typically secure employment within six months of graduation. For more information about NLNAC, visit For more information about the Aims Associate Degree Nursing program, visit

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