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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
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
National American University - Colorado Springs South
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered 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
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
Denver School of Nursing
Programs offered: Associate's in Registered Nursing; Bachelor's in Registered Nursing
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
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 Colorado at Denver
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Doctor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration; Doctor's in Nursing Administration
University of Phoenix - Colorado
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Nursing Administration

Greeley

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 State University - Pueblo
Programs offered: Bachelor's in Registered Nursing; Master's in Registered Nursing; Certificate in Licensed Practical Nursing
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