LPN & Paramedic Bridge to Nursing



This degree is a selective admissions program. Please read How to Apply for details. 

Why PCC?

PCC is the first community college in Colorado to offer a Paramedic-to-ADN (Associate Degree in Nursing) program. Our Nursing faculty members are all experienced master’s-level nurses who have worked in acute care, ambulatory care centers, medical offices, and more. They give our program a depth of knowledge and experience that will provide you with a quality education.

The department offers an array of learning tools and cutting-edge technology to enhance your experiences and overall education, including learning labs with low- and high-tech manikins and a simulation center at St. Mary-Corwin Medical Center. These experiences make it possible for you to practice in different real-life scenarios.

Our collaborative relationships with local hospitals allow us to provide you the clinical experiences necessary to accomplish graduate competencies and acquire work-ready skills.

What will I learn?

Nurses have been rated as the most trusted profession over the past 12 years. During this three-semester program, you will learn about the nursing process, nursing theories, and how to synthesize the ever-changing data of acutely and chronically ill patients. You will learn how to collaborate with healthcare team members to facilitate healing and you will become a part of a growing, expanding, multifaceted and rewarding career. 

The Paramedic-to-ADN program teaches you direct patient care skills that can apply in any healthcare setting. You’ll experience lectures and hands-on instruction in classrooms, skill labs, simulated laboratories and clinical settings. This program integrates education in adult, gerontologic, obstetric, pediatric, and psychiatric-mental health nursing. Your clinical learning will take place in diverse institutions and entry-level courses in leadership will teach you to direct and supervise ancillary personnel.

After completion of the nursing curriculum, you will be eligible to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) for Registered Nursing. 


Marijuana Policy

THC (marijuana) is part of the required 10-panel drug screen prior to admittance into any Health Professions or Public Safety program at PCC. The passage of Amendment 64 in the State of Colorado, does not overrule Federal law, which states this is still an illegal substance. Students testing positive for THC (marijuana, including prescription marijuana) will not be allowed entrance or re-entrance into a Health or Public Safety program.

Paramedic to Associate Degree in Nursing

Award/Program Credits  71


LPN to Associate Degree in Nursing

Award/Program Credits  71.5


Program Information

Pueblo Campus
Health Professions
Course Availability
Program Length
3 Semesters


PCC Nursing

Nursing and Allied Health Teaching and Learning Center
1000 Minnequa Ave
Pueblo, CO 81004