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A private college or university is one that doesn't receive funding from the state for students’ education. And although tuition fees are often higher at these institutions, there are many benefits to studying at a private school.

One such advantage is prestige. Private colleges are generally highly regarded establishments, and employers look favorably upon the degrees these institutions bestow. Another advantage is smaller school and class sizes, which enables a personal approach to your training. Typically, private schools only have a few thousand students versus the tens of thousands at public universities. Private schools are also often more specialized, so you’ll likely be surrounded by fellow students with similar academic subjects.

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With fewer students, private schools provide greater access to teachers and professors. This allows for more one-on-one access with instructors and thus closer relationships. Private schools often offer a much greater breadth of extracurricular activities, leading to a strong sense of community and communication. And while fees are often higher at a private institution, many offer financial aid packages for those who qualify.

After graduation, you’ll find that employers look favorably upon students with a private school education. There are many large employers in Colorado constantly on the lookout for new nursing talent. Two important examples are Genesis HealthCare and Centura Health, both of which offer state- and country-wide employment opportunities.

To ease your search for the perfect private nursing school in Colorado, we've listed below the state's accredited private colleges with nursing programs.

Colorado Springs

National American University - Colorado Springs
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
National American University - Colorado Springs South
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing

Denver metro area

American Sentinel University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nursing Administration; Master's in Nursing Education; Doctor's in Nursing Research
Aspen University
Programs offered: Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Adult Health Nursing
CollegeAmerica - Denver
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing
Colorado Christian University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Concorde Career College - Aurora
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Associate's in Patient Care Aide
Denver School of Nursing
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
National American University - Centennial
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
National American University - Denver
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Pima Medical Institute - Denver
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Platt College - Aurora
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Regis University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing (Accelerated); Bachelor's in Registered Nursing (Evening / Weekend); Master's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Graduate Certificate in Nursing Administration; Graduate Certificate in Family Practice Nursing; Graduate Certificate in Maternal Health, Child Health, and Neonatal Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Practice
University of Phoenix - Colorado
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration
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