The Nursing program is available on both Trinidad and Alamosa campuses. The Trinidad campus has a traditional schedule and an evening/weekend schedule to choose from. Both campuses offer the Practical Nurse exit option. This options allows the student to take a short summer courses after the first year, then sit for their Practical Nursing boards. In addition, we do have a LPN to ADN option for those LPNs that would like to come back to school for their Associate Degree and eligibility to sit for the NCLEX-RN (RN) boards.

Trinidad State Nursing Mission Statement:
Provide excellent education that prepares the learner to become a member of the nursing profession, meeting the needs of diverse populations.

Trinidad State Nursing End of Program Student Outcomes:

The eight program student learning outcomes are:

  1. Provide safe, quality, evidence-based, patient-centered nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings to diverse patient populations across the lifespan.
  2. Engage in critical thinking and clinical reasoning to make patient-centered care decisions.
  3. Implement quality measures to improve patient care.
  4. Participate in collaborative relationships with members of the interdisciplinary team, the patient, and the patient’s support persons.
  5. Use information management principles, techniques, and systems, and patient care technology to communicate, manage knowledge, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
  6. Provide leadership in a variety of healthcare settings for diverse patient populations.
  7. Assimilate professional, legal, and ethical guidelines in practice as a professional nurse.
  8. Promote a culture of caring to provide holistic, compassionate, culturally-competent care.

  • Nursing Options:
  • Associate Degree in Nursing
  • BSN through Dual Enrollment
  • PN exit
  • LPN to ADN option

  • Degrees/Certificate:
  • Nursing AAS
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Applied Science Degree Option
  • Practical Nurse Certificate-Exit Option

Contact information:

  • Student Success Center
    Trinidad Campus

    Phone: 719-846-5026
  • Learning Center
    Valley Campus

    Phone: 719-589-7063

LoriRae Hamilton

Dean of Instruction

(719) 846-5524