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The state of Colorado offers some excellent accredited nursing schools that provide students with high-quality training. A career in nursing offers many possible paths; you might start out as a nursing assistant, or perhaps choose to become a licensed practical nurse and then a registered nurse. Following this, it’s possible to specialize in a particular area, such as nurse anesthetist, nurse midwife, or nurse practitioner.

Nursing is a highly sought-after skill in Colorado. Vail Valley Medical Center and the Department of Veterans Affairs are just two examples of employers that frequently hire for a wide range of nursing positions.

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The following information provides expected salary ranges for each of the major nursing positions in the state of Colorado.

Nursing assistant: $18,600 to $35,780 per annum, with an average wage of $24,850. Schools offering a nursing assistant program include Colorado Mountain College and Pueblo Community College.

Licensed practical nurse: Annual wages for an LPN range between $35,722 to $50,375. The median wage for this position is $42,561. There are over 20 Colorado schools that offer LPN courses.

Registered nurse: Salaries range from $45,630 to $96,320, with an average of $66,220 per annum. Choose from over 40 Colorado schools offering RN courses.

Nurse midwife: Wages range between $62,820 to $120,540. The average annual wage is $92,290.

Nurse practitioner: Salaries are in the range of $66,960 to $126,250, with a median of $92,670 per annum.

Nurse anesthetist: Expect to earn between $106,010 to $179,270 in this highly responsible position. The average wage is $151,090.

To provide Colorado's nurses of the future a head start towards a worthwhile and satisfying career, we’ve compiled below a complete list of all accredited Colorado nursing schools.

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Boulder

Front Range Community College - Boulder County
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Front Range Community College - Boulder County Longmont
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Colorado Springs

National American University - Colorado Springs
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Colorado Springs South
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pikes Peak Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
National American University - Colorado Springs Colorado Springs
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Colorado Springs South Colorado Springs
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pikes Peak Community College Colorado Springs
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
University of Colorado, Colorado Springs Colorado Springs
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Denver metro area

Arapahoe Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Colorado Christian University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Community College of Denver
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Concorde Career College - Aurora
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Denver College of Nursing
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Emily Griffith Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Front Range Community College - Westminster
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Metropolitan State University of Denver
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Centennial
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Denver
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pickens Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pima Medical Institute - Denver
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Platt College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Red Rocks Community College
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Regis University
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Evening/Weekend)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Colorado
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Arapahoe Community College Littleton
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Colorado Christian University Lakewood
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Community College of Denver Denver
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Concorde Career College - Aurora Aurora
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Denver College of Nursing Denver
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Emily Griffith Technical College Denver
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Front Range Community College - Westminster Westminster
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Metropolitan State University of Denver Denver
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Centennial Centennial
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Denver Denver
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Pickens Technical College Aurora
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pima Medical Institute - Denver Denver
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Platt College Aurora
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
Red Rocks Community College Lakewood
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Regis University Denver
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing (Evening/Weekend)
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Administration
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus Aurora
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate PhD
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Phoenix - Colorado Lone Tree
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing

Fort Collins

Front Range Community College - Larimer County
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Front Range Community College - Larimer County Fort Collins
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate

Greeley

Aims Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Northern Colorado
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Aims Community College Greeley
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
University of Northern Colorado Greeley
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Colorado cities

Adams State University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Colorado Mesa University
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Aide Certificate
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Colorado Mountain College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Colorado Northwestern Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Colorado State University - Pueblo
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care / Family Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP: Population Health
  • DNP: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care / Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-DNP Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care / Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-DNP Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-DNP Certificate: Population Health
  • Post-DNP Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care / Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Educator
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Delta Montrose Technical College
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lamar Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Morgan Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northeastern Junior College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Otero Junior College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pueblo Community College - Fremont
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pueblo Community College - Pueblo
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pueblo Community College - Southwest
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Trinidad State Junior College - San Luis Valley
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Trinidad State Junior College - Trinidad
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
School City Programs offered
Adams State University Alamosa
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Colorado Mesa University Grand Junction
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • MSN: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • Nurse Aide Certificate
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Colorado Mountain College Glenwood Springs
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Colorado Northwestern Community College Rangely
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Colorado State University - Pueblo Pueblo
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • DNP: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care / Family Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • DNP: Population Health
  • DNP: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care / Family Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • MSN: Nurse Educator
  • MSN: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-DNP Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care / Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-DNP Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-DNP Certificate: Population Health
  • Post-DNP Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care / Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nurse Educator
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Delta Montrose Technical College Delta
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Lamar Community College Lamar
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Morgan Community College Fort Morgan
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Northeastern Junior College Sterling
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Otero Junior College La Junta
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pueblo Community College - Fremont Canon City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pueblo Community College - Pueblo Pueblo
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Pueblo Community College - Southwest Durango
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Trinidad State Junior College - San Luis Valley Alamosa
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate
Trinidad State Junior College - Trinidad Trinidad
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • Nursing Assistant Certificate