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

To ensure a satisfying career in nursing, not to mention the highest salary potential, it’s essential to have a rock-solid education. A four-year college or university provides the opportunity to complete your undergraduate education in nursing, typically awarding a bachelor of science degree (BSN) at the conclusion. You'll then be in position to undertake a master’s degree (MSN) program if you wish.

Although most bachelor’s degrees take four years of fulltime education to complete, it’s possible to undertake an accelerated program; this can take as little as two years in certain cases. Employers are demonstrating an increasing preference for college- and university-educated nurses, placing greater importance on holding a bachelor's or master’s degree. This extensive education helps aspiring nurses to secure solid starting positions and to progress more rapidly throughout their careers.

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Some of the largest universities in Colorado offer nursing programs, including the University of Colorado at Denver and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. Both schools offer baccalaureate through doctorate courses.

Post-qualification, new nurses have a number of employment options. Two of the largest Colorado nursing employers are Genesis HealthCare and Centura Health, both of which place staff in various statewide locations.

To aid potential students in their search for the ideal program, we've listed below the accredited four-year colleges and universities that offer nursing programs throughout Colorado.

Colorado Springs

National American University - Colorado Springs
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
National American University - Colorado Springs South
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
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

Denver metro area

American Sentinel University
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • MSN: Nursing Education
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
Aspen University
  • MSN: Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • RN-to-MSN Degree Completion
CollegeAmerica - Denver
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Colorado Christian University
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Denver College of Nursing
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
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
Platt College - Aurora
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
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

Greeley

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

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
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Nursing Assistant 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 State University - Pueblo
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
  • LPN-to-BSN Bridge Program
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Master's Certificates
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
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