DENVER, Aug. 29, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --In an effort to more accurately define the institution, its programs, and its positive contribution to the nursing community, Denver School of Nursing has become Denver College of Nursing (DCN).
"Our new name is a testament to the level of education we provide and quality of nurses we graduate," said DCN President Dr. Cathy Maxwell. "I am proud to be associated with an institution that focuses solely on addressing a critical healthcare need by preparing individuals for careers in nursing."
Since launching its first class in July 2004, Denver College of Nursing has been preparing excellent healthcare providers to transform the lives of patients and communities through innovative education and medical care. During that time, the college has devoted its resources to maintaining quality nursing programs – focused on clinical competence – and developing the skills necessary to build successful careers and engage in a lifetime of professional learning. DCN students also have the opportunity to become part of the Global Health Perspectives program, which focuses on student development in global healthcare settings in Denver and around the world.
Denver College of Nursing is part of a network of schools managed by Education Affiliates, Inc. that is one of the largest nursing education providers in the U.S. The network, which also includes St. Paul's School of Nursing and Fortis Colleges & Institutes, encompasses more than 5,000 nursing students nationwide and operates in excess of 23 nursing programs in 13 states. The combined nursing programs have received international recognition for their leadership in using simulation technology to educate nursing students in programs that create supportive learning environments for tomorrow's nurses.
"Denver College of Nursing is among our most respected nursing programs. We are thrilled that the campus now has achieved 'college' stature commensurate with the programs it offers and education it provides," said Education Affiliates, Inc. President and CEO Duncan Anderson.
About Denver College of Nursing (DCN)
Located at 1401 19th St., Denver, CO 80202, Denver College of Nursing is a private, post-secondary college that provides educational programs and training for nursing professionals. The college offers rigorous curricula, clinical site-based academic programs toward associate and bachelor degrees in nursing and distance-delivered academic programs toward a Master of Science in Nursing and RN to BSN degrees.
DCN is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), [www.ncahlc.org / 800-621-7440]. Its associate and baccalaureate programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 [404-975-5000]. DCN is granted full approval for its associate and bachelors nursing programs by the Colorado State Board of Nursing. National Council of State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements (SARA) approval is maintained through the Colorado Department of Higher Education for the online RN to BSN and MSN programs. For more information, call 303-292-0015, or visit www.denvercollegeofnursing.edu.