Nursing at Adams State University

Prepare for a successful and rewarding career in nursing with a degree from Adams State University. Through a combination of engaging coursework, hands-on training, and accessible faculty who are mentors and advisors, you’ll acquire the professionalism and skills required to deliver high-quality health care.

Your education will focus on nursing standards, patient safety, cultural diversity, community service, and rural healthcare, with a state-of-the-art simulation lab that provides amazingly realistic training scenarios. At every stage, you’ll be guided by engaged and attentive faculty offering individual attention. You can also get involved in the National Student Nurses’ Association, an organization that offers educational resources, leadership opportunities and guidance to future nurses.

Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam and join the nursing profession with an eye toward lifelong learning and continuous self-reflection leading to personal and professional growth.

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Nursing Program Highlights

CCNE Accredited

Officially recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a national accreditation agency, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) is an autonomous accrediting agency, contributing to the improvement of the public’s health. CCNE ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing. CCNE serves the public interest by assessing and identifying programs that engage in effective educational practices.


Nursing Program Outcomes

Graduates are employed within 90 days of graduation
Graduates felt they were adequately prepared to practice as a nurse generalist upon graduation

The Nursing Program strives to prepare students to enter nursing practice upon graduation.  The use of state of the art simulation as a bridge between theory and clinical gives nursing students get a true “hands on” experience.  They are able to apply their skills and gain confidence in patient care.

100% of students

were satisfied that the simulation experience increased their clinical skills and/or confidence in delivering patient care.


The Bachelors of Science in nursing prepares students to be a nurse generalist. Once the student passes the NCLEX and enters the profession they are able to branch off into multiple specialties including:

And many more

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Nursing Program Faculty

Kim Chacon Nursing
Kimberly Chacon

Interim Director and Associate Professor

Morgan Cummons Nursing
Morgan Cummons

Visiting Assistant Professor

Alice Burch Nursing
Alice Burch

Assistant Professor

Fallon Crowther Nursing
Fallon Crowther

Assistant Professor

Kristina Cook

Administrative Assistant

Nursing Program Curriculum

Explore Some of Our Courses

NURS 211: Professional Practice
This course will emphasize an in-depth exploration of the development of health care policy in the United States. The evolution of public and private healthcare insurance and the societal implications of these policies will be analyzed. Students will understand the U.S. healthcare delivery system to determine how social, political, legal, economic policy and regulatory factors affect health disparities. Access to healthcare for the American people will be addressed. Critical thinking skills will be developed to understand future trends and changes affecting healthcare delivery policy and nursing practice. Students must be enrolled in the ASU four-year baccalaureate nursing program and successfully complete all previous level courses.

NURS 314: Health Care Ethics
This course will focus on the moral and ethical dimensions of nursing practice and in health care today. Topics to be explored include biomedical technological advances, quality of life, and ethical theories and principles, client advocacy, skill competency, informed consents, advanced directives and nursing accountability. The students will also discuss how values, emotions, faith, spiritual beliefs influence ethical decision-making. The law, culture, gender, generational issues, as well as male and female roles are considered in the setting of an ethical dilemma. A systematic approach to resolving ethical issues and the role of an Ethics Committee as a resource are presented. Discussion will also take place regarding the Nursing Code of Ethics and its effect on nursing practice. Students must be enrolled in the ASU four-year baccalaureate nursing program and successfully complete all previous level courses.

NURS 414C: Nursing Internship
Nursing 414C will be an integration of previous nursing and general education coursework into this final capstone course. This course will include an intensive field experience in an area of nursing interest to the student and comprehensive simulation lab experiences at the end of the course. Critical thinking and evidence based practice will be emphasized and evaluated within the field by a preceptor and in the simulation environment by faculty. Students must be enrolled in the ASU four-year baccalaureate nursing program and successfully complete all previous level courses.

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