The Mission of Pikes Peak Community College states:


Our mission is to provide high quality educational opportunities to all with a focus on student success and community needs, including:

  • Occupational programs, including certificates, associate and bachelor degrees, for youth and adults in career and technical fields;
  • Two-year transfer educational programs to qualify students for admission to the junior year at other colleges and universities; and
  • A broad range of personal, career, and technical education for adults.

Nursing Program Organizing Framework

The Pikes Peak Community College Nursing Program Organizing Framework has as its foundation, the arts, sciences, humanities and nursing knowledge. The structure of the curriculum is built upon seven (7) key concepts from the nursing philosophy which are: professionalism, nursing process, communication, health illness continuum, holistic care, caring intervention,teaching/learning and leadership. These guiding concepts are foundational to education for the roles of the professional nurse, and represent our Student Learning Outcomes. The curriculum is also guided by the Colorado State Board of Nursing (CSBON), The National League for Nursing’s (NLN) Competencies of the Associate Degree Nurse, and the American Nursing Association (ANA) standards.

These concepts thread through each course and guide the development of each part to create a whole curriculum. This structure promotes progressive development of breadth and depth of knowledge.

The mission of PPCC nursing program:

“To provide quality nursing education that prepares the learner to become a member of the profession meeting the needs of a diverse population, in an ever-changing healthcare environment in both rural and/or urban settings.”