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Colorado RN Programs

Listing of state-approved registered nursing programs throughout Colorado

RN Programs in Colorado

If you are on the verge of becoming a registered nurse, then Colorado is the right place for you to fly high above where only eagles dare. All it takes is your perseverance to get to the bottom line of the study program because at the end of the rope there is a pretty cake waiting for you. According to the labor statistics of the year 2004 it was found that registered nurses in Colorado had a whopping average hourly payment of $25.88, and to be specific on the minimum, the wage is now higher in today’s struggling economic era.

Do you want to know how you can become a registered nurse in Colorado? You are about to find out. There are a plethora of professional nursing programs in different schools in the state in addition to numerous community colleges like the Mesa State College, Regis University, Colorado State University, and many others.

The programs offered in Colorado are simply admirable at first mention. They include diploma, bachelor and associates programs. The availability of online programs is being rapidly developed as we speak, although most nursing programs will require at least some portion of training in a hands-on clinical format.

Diploma in nursing is one of the oldest programs in the state. It last approximately three years with 30 and 60 credit hours of thorough learning in physiology, anatomy, nutrition, chemistry and microbiology followed by intensive nurse classes.

Associates degree in nursing (ADN) is a two year degree, but some four years colleges are offering it with additional course work that extends the program to between 3-4 years. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) is a four year degree program that further prepares the students for later enrolling in a graduate program.

The first two years in a BSN program are spent completing general education requirements, while the remaining time is spent in nursing major courses. The BSN has additional optional co-requisite courses that can further stretch the program to take more than the four years mentioned, especially if the student won’t be attending summer school. Bachelor of Science in nursing is considered an academic degree that emphasizes nursing theory and scientific research. The BSN program track consists of more classroom hours and more clinical hours than the Associates degree program.

After the completion of the nursing education requirement, one is not accredited as a fully licensed nurse until they pass a licensing examination. The license examination not only applies in Colorado but also to nurses in other US states. After completion of one of the above three programs the graduating student will take the NCLEX-RN exam. The exam is the final requirement for one to become a licensed RN. Once they become licensed they will not have to renew their license for two more years.

Colorado Associates Degree RN Programs

Aims Community College

5401 W 20th St P.O. Box 69
Greeley, CO 80632
Phone: (970) 339-6251

Arapahoe Community College

5800 S. Santa Fe Dr.
Littleton, CO 80160
Phone: (303) 797-5939


1385 South Colorado Blvd. 5th Floor
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 300-8740

Colorado Christian University

2452 Patterson Road
Grand Junction, CO 81506
Phone: (970) 242 1811
***LPN to RN Program***

Colorado Mountain Junior College

3000 County Rd 114
Glenwood Springs, CO 81601
Phone: (970) 947-8257

Colorado Northwestern Community College

50 College Drive
Craig, CO 81625
Phone: (970) 824-1104

Colorado Technical University Pueblo Campus

1025 West 6th Street
Pueblo, CO 81003
Phone: (719) 595-0200

Community College of Denver

1070 Alton Way Bldg 849
Denver, CO 80230
Phone: (303) 365-8300

Concorde Career College

111 N. Havana Street
Aurora, CO 80010
Phone: (303) 861-1151

Denver School of Nursing

1401 19th St
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 292-0015

Front Range Community College – Boulder

2121 Miller Drive
Longmont, CO 80501
Phone: (303) 678-3722
***LPN to RN Program***

Front Range Community College – Larimer

4616 S Shields
Ft Collins, CO 80526
Phone: (970) 204-8200

Front Range Community College – Westminster

3645 W 112th Ave
Westminster, CO 80020
Phone: (303) 404-5272

Lamar Community College

2401 S Main St
Lamar, CO 81052
Phone: (719) 336-1594

Mesa State College

1100 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970) 248-1398
***LPN to RN Program***

Morgan Community College

920 Barlow Road
Ft Morgan, CO 80701
Phone: (970) 542-3119

National American University

1325 South Colorado Blvd, Ste 100
Denver, CO 80222
Phone: (303) 876-7100

Northeastern Junior College

100 College Ave.
Sterling, CO 80751
Phone: (970) 521-6701
***LPN to RN Program***

Otero Junior College

1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO 81050
Phone: (719) 384-6898

Pikes Peak Community College – Rampart Range Campus

11195 Hwy 83 RR-13
Colorado Springs, CO 80921
Phone: (719) 502-3400

Pueblo Community College

900 W. Orman Ave.
Pueblo, CO 81004
Phone: (719) 549-3409

Pueblo Community College Southwest Center

710 Camino del Rio
Durango, CO 81301
Phone: (970) 385-4267

Pueblo Community College Fremont Center

51320 W. Highway 50
Canon City, CO 81212
Phone: (719) 296-6100

Trinidad State Junior College

600 Prospect St
Trinidad, CO 81082
Phone: (719) 846-5535

Trinidad State Junior College- Valley Campus

1011 Main St
Alamosa, CO 81101
Phone: (719) 589-7077

We do our best to make sure that our nursing school listings contain accurate and updated information. If you observe information that you believe to be incorrect please email us and let us know. We strongly encourage potential students to perform additional research on individual schools before deciding to attend.

Accredited Colorado RN Schools

See our complete list of accredited Colorado RN nursing programs. The list below includes all RN programs currently offered in the state of Colorado. The registered nursing programs are sanctioned by the Colorado board of nursing. Program listings are organized by the type of degree awarded upon completion. There are two-year Associates degree programs and four-year Bachelor degree programs. Both types of RN programs prepare students to take the NCLEX-RN exam and become a licensed registered nurse.

Bachelor Degree RN Programs in Colorado

Adams State College

208 Edgemont Blvd
Alamosa CO 81102
Phone: (719) 587-8171

Colorado Christian University

Northglenn Center
10190 Bannock St
Northglenn, CO 80280
Phone: (303) 963-3311

Colorado State University

2200 Bonforte Blvd
Pueblo, CO 81001
Phone: (719) 549-2871

Denver School of Nursing

1401 19th St
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 292-0015

Mesa State College

1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81501
Phone: (970) 248-1398

Metropolitan State College of Denver

Campus Box 72, P.O. Box 173362
Denver, CO 80217
Phone: (303) 556-4391

School of Nursing at Platt College

3100 S. Parker Road
Aurora, CO 80014
Phone: (303) 369-5151

Regis University

3333 Regis Blvd Mail Code G-8
Denver, CO 80221
Phone: (303) 458-4344

University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing

Campus Box C-288
13120 East 19th Ave
Aurora, CO 80045
Phone: (303) 724-1812

University of Colorado – Colorado Springs

1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway
Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Phone: (719) 255-4422

University of Northern Colorado

501 20th Street CB 125
Greeley, CO 80132
Phone: (970) 351-2293

University of Phoenix College of Nursing

10004 Park Meadows Dr
Lone Tree, CO 80124
Phone: (303) 755-9090
***LPN to BSN Program***

Colorado RN Resources

Colorado State Board of Nursing
Colorado Nurses Association
Colorado Student Nurses Association
Colorado Federation of Nursing Organizations
Colorado Association of Nurse Anesthetists
Colorado Department of Higher Education
Colorado Organization of Nurse Leaders

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