State Approval and National Accreditation Information
Aims Community College
Allied Health & Sciences Building, Suite 102
5401 W. 20th St.
Greeley, CO 80634
About the Aims Nursing Program
The Aims Community College Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program provides students with the opportunity to learn skills to care for patients of all ages in a variety of healthcare settings.
In addition to learning technical skills used in providing care, major emphasis is placed on the development of the attributes of critical thinking and professionalism. This rigorous program offers theoretical and applied instruction in classroom, simulated laboratories, and clinical settings.
The ability to synthesize information and then coherently and succinctly communicate the information in written assignments is critical for program success. The Nursing Curriculum is a progressive sequence of nursing courses that build upon each other and build on the required general education courses. Therefore, it is important to understand that retaining knowledge gained in both, your general education courses and nursing courses, is essential for success in the Nursing Program.
- The Nursing Program schedule is considered full-time.
- Due to the fast pace and heavy academic demands in the Nursing Program outside employment should be carefully considered.
- Clinical rotations vary (days, nights, and/or weekends). The student must make necessary accommodations in order to attend clinical during scheduled timeframes.
- Students are responsible for their own transportation to clinical sites.
- Graduates of the Aims Associate Degree Nursing Program earn an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree with a Nursing Major.
- Graduates are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN).
Practical Nurse (PN) Exit Option
- After successful completion of the first year of the Program, students may choose to take a summer course to earn a Practical Nurse Certificate from Aims.
- A Practical Nurse Certificate will enable the completer to apply to take the National Council Licensure Examination - Practical Nurse (NCLEX-PN).
Dual Enrollment Opportunities
The Aims Community College Nursing Program partners with multiple four-year universities to offer dual enrollment to its nursing students. These programs begin during the first semester of the Aims Nursing Program and allows students to take courses towards a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) while completing the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program at Aims. Other liberal arts core courses could be required prior to completion of the BSN degree. See the nursing website for more information.
RN to BSN Transition
Another option for students who successfully complete the Aims Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program to continue their education and earn a Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing (BSN) is the RN-BSN Transition option.
Aims and UNC have worked closely to develop a seamless transition into the RN-BSN program.
Aims Nursing Program Regionally Accredited Prerequisites and General Education Requirements
- BIO 2101 (formerly BIO 201) Anatomy and Physiology I (4 credits)
- BIO 2102 (formerly BIO 202) Anatomy and Physiology II (4 credits)
- ENG 1021 (formerly ENG 121) English Composition I (3 credits)
- MAT 1260 (formerly MAT 135) Statistics (3 credits)
- HWE 1050 (formerly HWE 100) Dietary Nutrition (3 credits)
- BIO 2104 (formerly BIO 204) Microbiology (4 credits)
- PSY 2440 (formerly PSY 235) Human Growth and Development (3 credits)
- Humanities or Social/Behavioral Science or Another Approved Elective (3 credits)
(All other substitutions, please contact our nursing director)
Nursing Program Coursework
- NUR 1009 Fundamentals of Nursing – 6 credits
- NUR 1012 Basic Concepts of Pharmacology – 2 credits
- BIO 2104 Microbiology – 4 credits*
- PSY 2440 Human Growth and Development – 3 credits* *May be taken either during OR before the first semester.
- NUR 1006 Medical Surgical Nursing Concepts – 7 credits
- NUR 1050 Maternal-Child Nursing – 6 credits
- NUR 2006 Advanced Concepts of Medical Surgical Nursing I – 6.5 credits
- NUR 2011 Psychiatric-Mental Health Nursing – 4 credits
- NUR 2012 Pharmacology II – 2 credits
- NUR 2016 Advanced Concepts of Medical Surgical Nursing II – 5 credits
- NUR 2030 Transition to Professional Nursing Practice – 4 credits
- Approved Elective – 3 credits*
*May be taken either during OR before the first semester.