Nursing & Health Department

Training the Next Generation of Healthcare Workers

Nursing StudentsThe 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.


Nursing Program

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

Nursing capThe 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:

LPN: Practical Nursing

Nursing Assistant

Find a Nursing Job! Current openings are provided by and other resources. Use the following link to start your career.

Nursing Job Resource Center*

View Current Nursing Student Manual PDF file (491 Kb):

Nursing Student Manual

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Important Related Nursing Links:

Allied Healthcare Programs

The Nursing and Health Occupations Dept. also provides training in the following allied healthcare programs of study.

Emergency Medical Services

Health Navigation

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Medical Laboratory Technician