Nursing Schools in Colorado - CO

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Online Nursing Schools in Colorado

Colorado nursing programs are offered at campus locations and online throughout Colorado. This makes earning a nursing degree in Colorado easier and faster than ever before. Nursing Schools in Colorado have been graduating highly skilled nurses for more than a hundred years. The Colorado nursing schools are some of the best in the nation and offer nursing degrees in a variety of fields and levels.

One of the focuses of nursing organizations across the country is making available advanced nursing degrees to LPNs and RNs in the rural areas of Colorado by way of online courses. The Colorado Health Institute has recognized the need to have nursing education made more readily available to urban working nurses, but especially those nurses in rural areas. The bottom line is it does not require living in a big city like Denver, Colorado Springs, Aurora, Lakewood, Fort Collins or Boulder to attend nursing school because you can complete your coursework online through programs like those offered by Regis University.

The nursing school faculty shortage at four year nursing schools in Colorado is double the national average according to the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence. There has also been a growing concern in the pre-nursing and new nurse graduate populations about the lack of jobs for nurses. These two factors have contributed to the latest nursing shortage concerns. They have also become a priority focus for the state as well as nursing organizations throughout Colorado.

There have been many developments that are designed to attract more nurses into the field of nursing education, which has already began to alleviate the faculty shortage and should continue to do so. All indications do point toward a growth in new job opportunities for nurses over the next few years based on retirement ages and increased baby boomer health care requirements. Once the economy makes its recovery, many of those nurses who did not retire at their projected retirement age due to income concerns will start retiring. Once this starts happening, coupled with the fact that the economy is already gaining momentum, nursing jobs will again be abundantly present. According to the Colorado Center for Nursing Excellence, 1,780 new nurses are needed now! Learn more: How to Become a Nurse in Colorado

Colorado Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

The Colorado Nurses Association reports that the nursing shortage in Denver is twice the national average and predicts that by 2020, there will be approximately 30% vacancies in nursing positions in Colorado. What this means to you is a prosperous and rewarding career in the nursing field. Home health is one of the fastest growing sectors of nursing in the United States as well as Colorado and companies are paying very good salaries to registered nurses. Hospitals are also offering numerous incentives to new and veteran nurses. Salary.com reports that the median salary for a staff nurse in Boulder, CO is $60,194 annually and in Denver the median salary for a staff nurse is $61,822.  For a more rural area like Pueblo the median staff nurse salary is $56,212.

Featured Campus Based Nursing Schools in CO

Colorado Board of Nursing Approved Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs

CollegeAmerica - Denver, CO

The CollegeAmerica Associate Degree in Nursing program is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the Colorado Registered Nurse Licensure Exam - NCLEX-RN.

Programs Offered: Associate Degree in Nursing

CollegeAmerica - Denver, 1385 S. Colorado Boulevard 5th Floor, Denver, CO 80222-3304

Colorado Technical University - Pueblo, CO

The Colorado Technical University Associate of Science in Nursing (ASN) program is approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing. Graduates are eligible to take the Colorado Registered Nurse Licensure Exam - NCLEX-RN.

Programs Offered: Associate of Science in Nursing

Colorado Technical University - Pueblo, 1025 West Sixth St., Pueblo, CO 81003

Concorde Career College - Aurora, CO

Offering an AAS in Nursing and and LPN program. Programs are approved by the Colorado BON.

Aims Community College
5401 W 20th St
PO Box 69
Greeley, CO 80632

Arapahoe Community College
5900 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80160-9002

Colorado Mountain College
3000 County Rd 114
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601

Colorado Northwestern Community College
50 College Drive
Craig, CO 81625

Community College of Denver
1070 Alton Way Bldg 849
Denver, CO 80230
Concorde Career College
Director 111 North Havana
Aurora, CO 80010

Denver School of Nursing
1401 19th St
Denver, CO 80202

Front Range Community College—Boulder
2121 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501

Front Range Community College—Larimer
4616 S Shields
Ft Collins, CO 80526

Front Range Community College—Westminster
3645 W 112th Ave
Westminster, CO 80030

Lamar Community College
2401 S Main St
Lamar, CO 81052

Mesa State College, LPN to ADN; ADN
1100 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501

Morgan Community College
920 Barlow Road
Ft Morgan, CO 80701

Northeastern Junior College
100 College Ave.
Sterling, CO 80751
Otero Junior College
1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050

Pikes Peak Community College- Rampart
Range Campus
11195 Hwy 83 RR-13
Colorado Springs, CO 80921

Pueblo Community College
900 W. Orman Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004

Pueblo Community College
Southwest Center
710 Camino del Rio
Durango, CO 81301
Pueblo Community College
Fremont Center
51320 W. Highway 50
Canon City, CO 81212

Trinidad State Junior College
600 Prospect St
Trinidad, CO 81082

Trinidad State Junior College- Valley Campus
1011 Main St
Alamosa, CO 81101

Baccalaureate Nursing Degree Programs Approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing

Regis University - Loretto Heights School of Nursing (LHSON)

The BSN programs are approved by the Colorado State Board of Nursing, which allows graduates to sit for national and state exams, including the NCLEX-RN. The BSN programs are offered on the Denver campus.

Programs Offered: Traditional BSN (for student's who are non-registered nurses), Accelerated BSN (for students who have a bachelor's degree in another field), CHOICE BSN (for students employed by a health care organization).

Colorado State University
2200 Bonaforte Blvd
Pueblo, CO 81001

Denver School of Nursing
1401 19th St
Denver, CO 80202

Mesa State College
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81502

Metropolitan State College of Denver
Box 72, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217-3362

Platt College
3100 South Parker Road

Aurora, CO 80014

Regis University
3333 Regis Blvd Mail Code G-8
Denver, CO 80221-1099

University of Colorado
4200 E 9th Ave C-288
Denver, CO 80262

University of Colorado- Colorado Springs
Beth-El College of Nursing
P O Box 7150
Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7150

University of Northern Colorado
Gunter 3080 Box 125
Greeley, CO 80639

University of Phoenix
10004 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124

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