Nursing students practice techniques on a classroom mannequin. Courtesy FRCC.

FRCC baccalaureate nursing program receives accreditation

FORT COLLINS — The baccalaureate degree program in nursing at Front Range Community College has received accreditation from the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education.

In a statement, the school said that the new program builds on a two-year nursing degree, allowing students to continue at FRCC to complete their bachelor of science in nursing. The RN-to-BSN completion program, which began in late 2019, offers one of FRCC’s first bachelor’s degrees.

“This designation demonstrates FRCC’s commitment to academic excellence, to our students and to the communities we serve,” FRCC president Andy Dorsey said in the statement. “Our graduates leave our program well prepared to provide exemplary care to patients all over Colorado and beyond.”

“This accreditation distinguishes our program for meeting nationally-recognized standards and promoting excellence in areas such as teaching, course content, program quality, student achievement and faculty qualifications,” said Jean Runyon, vice president of FRCC’s Larimer campus.The deadline to apply for the school’s fall program is July 16.