RN – MSN Programs in Colorado

The RN to MSN or ADN to MSN programs are designed for registered nurses with a diploma or associate’s level nursing education. They offer the opportunity to challenge some baccalaureate level course requirements and earn an MSN in around 3 years, depending on the program. RN to MSN programs offer a variety of specializations or tracks that lead to career opportunities in the fields of advanced practice nursing, research, nursing educator, policy making, consulting and many other career paths including doctorate level education.

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RN to MSN Programs Offered in Colorado

Online RN to MSN programs provide a flexible alternative to campus based RN to MSN programs with nearly identical course content. In fact, the majority of RN to MSN programs offered throughout the country have an online component. Online or distance learning offers registered nurses the flexibility to continue in their current positions while pursuing the education essential for their career advancement. Practicums are usually arranged with the assistance of a faculty member in the student’s local community. Below you will find the RN to MSN programs offered in Colorado along with contact and accreditation information. You may also be interested in one of the many RN to BSN programs offered in Colorado, which generally take 18 to 24 months to complete.

According to the Colorado Department of Labor and Employment and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for registered nurses in Colorado is projected to increase by 36% through 2016 with over 1900 annual job openings. Those nurses with baccalaureate or higher education will have the greatest opportunities for the higher paying positions. Salaries for MSN educated nurses are frequently more than those of diploma or associate’s degree educated nurses depending on experience. Advanced practice nurses, such as nurse anesthetists, nurse practitioners and clinical nurse specialists, earn significantly higher salaries. Also, those nurses with master’s level education in urban areas often make higher salaries than those in the rural settings of Colorado.

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

The RN to BSN Program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the university is approved by the Colorado State BON.

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway,
Colorado Springs, CO 80933-7150
Phone: 719-262-4422

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