Nursing & Health Department
Training the Next Generation of Healthcare Workers
The Nursing and Health Occupations Department offers Associate of Applied Science degrees in Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technician and Health Navigation. All degree programs are designed to provide the education that prepares students to test for licensure and practice as a healthcare professional. Related healthcare certificates are also offered.
The OJC Nursing program is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing, The Colorado Community College System and is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN). The curriculum follows the criteria for the Colorado Nursing Articulation Model (opens in new window) and is specifically constructed to promote career mobility between nursing levels - whereby an LPN can receive his/her Associate Degree in nursing without repetition of courses.
Associate Degree of Nursing: View Nursing
Apply to OJC Nursing School: Nursing Application
View Pre-Nursing Information Sessions: Pre-Nursing Information
OJC Student Nurses Association
The Student Nurses’ Association (SNA) is an organization that acquaints the student nurse to the professional responsibilities of nursing, providing opportunities for leadership, and growth through collegial relationships. Membership is open to all students admitted to the nursing program.
Related Occupational Nursing Certificates
Related occupational nursing certificates are offered through the Nursing and Health Occupations Department that provide the student with the skills necessary to obtain entrance level employment in the nursing field. The following programs can run for one semester duration to twelve months depending on the student's interests and objective:
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View Current Nursing Student Manual PDF file (491 Kb):
Important Related Nursing Links:
- Colorado Board of Nursing
- Nursing Job Resource Center
- Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
- Health Career Center
- Association of Men in Nursing
Allied Healthcare Programs
The Nursing and Health Occupations Dept. also provides training in the following allied healthcare programs of study.