Catalog 2010-2011, Final Edition 
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Catalog 2010-2011, Final Edition [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Associate Degree Nurse-Practical Nurse Exit Option, A.A.S.

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(Associate of Applied Science Degree)
(Certificate) (Cert PN01)

Advisors and Faculty:

Nina Kirk, RN, MS, 970.339.6622

Associate Dean and Director of Nursing Education Programs

Jaimee Collins, RN, MSN, 970.339.6451

Erika Greenberg, RN, MSN, 970.339.6647

Missy Korb, RN, PhD, 970.339.6214

Laurel Lalicker, RN, MSN, 970.339.6410

Christy Nibbelink, RN, MSN, 970.339.6568

Program Description: The Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) program teaches students the skills of direct patient care that can be applied in any healthcare setting. The program offers theoretical and applied instruction in classrooms, simulated laboratories, and clinical settings. After successfully completing all degree requirements, students will receive an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree with a nursing major. Graduates of the program are eligible to apply to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN). Successful performance on the NCLEX-RN awards state licensure and qualifies graduates for the title of Registered Nurse (RN). The program allows a practical nursing exit point (certificate). After successfully completing the first two semesters of the program and taking an additional transition course during the summer, students are eligible to write the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nursing (NCLEX- PN).

Interested applicants for the program must attend an informational orientation. The orientation is held on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 12 and 5:30 PM. Please call the Allied Health Advising Office at 970.339.6251 for additional information. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN’s) interested in entering the 2nd year of the program to complete the ADN need to contact the Allied Health Advising Office at 970.339.6251 to begin the application process. Potential applicants who graduated more than 10 years ago from a PN program must follow the current regulations of the Colorado Articulation Model related to testing, experience and licensure prior to entering the ADN program. Applicants must hold a current CNA certificate or LPN license, current Healthcare Provider CPR, current Tb/PPD, and the following immunizations or titres: MMR, HBV, Varicella (chicken pox), and Tetanus, prior to starting the program. Other immunizations or proof of immunity may be required by specific clinical placement sites. Evidence of FBI fingerprinting, background check and drug screen without disqualifying offenses is required prior to entry into the program. A drug screen and HHS/OIG re-screening is required annually. Additional drug screens and/or background checks may be completed randomly at the clinical site.

General Education Courses:

Total Credits for General Education ADN: 29

Core Courses:

Summer Session:

(PN option or LPN’s Entering ADN program):

Total core courses for PN: 31

Total core courses for ADN: 51

Total Credits for PN certificate: 57

Total Credits for ADN Degree: 80

Nursing Programs Advisory Committee

Ruth Burns, RN

Education Coordinator
Life Care Center of Greeley

Shirley Casady, RN, BSN

Nurse Aide Coordinator, Faculty
Aims Community College

Rose Chavez, LPN

Nurse Aide Faculty
Aims Community College

Jaimee Collins, RN, MSN

Aims Community College

Rachel Davis

Career Services
Aims Community College

Crystal Day, RN, CEO

Rehabilitation and Visiting Nurse Association

Cindy Duval, RN

Aims Graduate
Poudre Valley Hospital

Katrina Einhellig, RN, MSN

Assistant Professor
RN-BSN Program Coordinator
University of Northern Colorado

Erika Greenberg, RN, MSN

Aims Community College

Sally Henry, RN, MSN

Centennial Health Education Center

Clinical Site Coordinator

Aims Community College

Nina Kirk, RN, MS

Associate Dean & Director of Nursing
Aims Community College

Missy Korb, RN, PhD

Aims Community College

Laurel Lalicker, RN, MSN

Aims Community College

Jennifer Malinski, M.M.

Academic Program Coordinator
Aims Community College

Teresa Masters, RN

Chris Nation, RN, BSN

Student Placement Coordinator
North Colorado Medical Center

Christy Nibbelink, RN, MSN

Aims Community College

Barb Oschner, RN, DON

Medical Center of the Rockies

Brenda Rask

Associate Dean, Career and Technical
Aims Community College

Kellie Richardson, Advisor

Aims Community College

Donna Souther, MA, JD

Executive Dean and Chief Academic Officer
Aims Community College

Marla Trujillo, RN

Nurse Education
Fairacres Manor

Nathan Wehrheim,

Student Representative

Carolyn (Corky) Whitmer, RN

Staff Development Coordinator,
Restorative Care Director
Fairacres Manor

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