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Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

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.

Boulder

Front Range Community College - Boulder County
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant

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
Pikes Peak Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Doctor'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
Arapahoe Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
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
Community College of Denver
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
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
Emily Griffith Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Front Range Community College - Westminster
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Metropolitan State University of Denver
Programs offered: 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
Pickens Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pima Medical Institute - Denver
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Platt College - Aurora
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Red Rocks Community College
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Research; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
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 Colorado at Denver
Programs offered: Doctor's in Nursing Administration; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration
University of Phoenix - Colorado
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration

Fort Collins

Front Range Community College - Larimer County
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant

Greeley

Aims Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
University of Northern Colorado
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Nursing Science; Master's in Nursing Research

Other Colorado cities

Adams State University
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
Colorado Mesa University
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Colorado Mountain College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Programs offered: Certificate in Nursing Assistant; Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Colorado State University - Pueblo
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Delta Montrose Technical College
Programs offered: Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Lamar Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Morgan Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Northeastern Junior College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
Otero Junior College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pueblo Community College - Fremont
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Pueblo Community College - Pueblo
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Southwest Colorado Community College
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Trinidad State Junior College - San Luis Valley
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
Trinidad State Junior College - Trinidad
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing; Certificate in Nursing Assistant
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