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Colorado Nursing Colleges, Schools and Programs

Scenic views and a never ending list of outdoor activities make Colorado a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts, nature lovers and tourists alike. Skiing, hiking, rafting, mountain climbing, biking, you name it. If it's something you can do outdoors, you can do it in Colorado. Colorado is a vibrant state with 300 days of sunny skies a year and youthful, happy feel. It's a fun place to visit, and fun place to live, especially for the young at heart.

Even though Colorado is unofficially considered the healthiest state in the nation, it must have some sick people because it has a thriving and growing health care industry that is in need of more qualified professionals. With a nursing shortage nearly twice the national average, Colorado does not have enough nurses to fill open positions. This shortage is a result of not having enough nursing educators and instructors.

Over 50 of Colorado's largest employers are hospitals and health care organizations. Health care makes up a large part of the states economy. This is good news for anyone who's considering a nursing career in Colorado. Most job openings for nurses wil be found in an around the state's capital city of Denver but nurses are need anywhere you can find a major city.

Education opportunities for students and aspiring nurses are also good. There are over 40 accredited nursing programs in Colorado. Most nursing programs offers associate and bachelor's degrees, which is what you'll need if your hoping to become a registered nurse. while graduate nursing programs are scarcer than undergrduate degree programs, they are offered at a number of colleges and universities throughout the state.

Below you can review a comprehensive list of schools and colleges offering accredited nursing programs in Colorado.

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  • Lamar Community College
    Location: Lamar, CO
    Student Enrollment: 1,080
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN, LPN

  • Colorado Northwestern Community College - Craig Campus
    Location: Craig, CO
    Student Enrollment: 1,375
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate

  • Colorado Christian University - Western Colorado Regional Center
    Location: Grand Junction, CO
    Student Enrollment: 2,510
    Type of School: Private
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes

  • Concorde Career College Aurora
    Location: Aurora, CO
    Student Enrollment: 500
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN, LPN

  • Otero Junior College
    Location: La Junta, CO
    Student Enrollment: 1,400
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate

  • Morgan Community College
    Location: Fort Morgan, CO
    Student Enrollment:
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate

  • Trinidad State Junior College
    Location: Trinidad, CO
    Student Enrollment: 2,500
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: No
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate

  • Mesa State College
    Location: Grand Junction, CO
    Student Enrollment: 7,040
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: Associate, BS/BSN, LPN, LPN-to-BSN, RN-to-BSN

  • Colorado State University Pueblo
    Location: Pueblo, CO
    Student Enrollment: 4,000
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, LPN-to-BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner

  • University of Colorado at Colorado Springs
    Location: Colorado Springs, CO
    Student Enrollment: 9,735
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, RN-to-MSN, MSN, Nurse Practitioner, DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

  • Front Range Community College
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  • Arapahoe Community College
    Location: Littleton, CO
    Student Enrollment: 9,970
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN-to-RN, LPN

  • University of Northern Colorado
    Location: Greeley, CO
    Student Enrollment: 12,710
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral), DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

  • Pikes Peak Community College
    Location: Greeley, CO
    Student Enrollment: 12,710
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: Yes
    Degree Programs: BS/BSN, Accelerated BSN, RN-to-BSN, MSN, Nurse Educator, Nurse Practitioner, PhD (Doctoral), DNP (Doctor of Nursing Practice)

  • Pueblo Community College
    Location: Peublo, CO
    Student Enrollment: 4,600
    Type of School: Public
    College Accredited: Yes
    Offers Online Programs: No
    Degree Programs: Associate, LPN

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