Nursing Schools In Colorado

Colorado has 31 accredited nursing schools where nursing faculty who teach nursing classes can find employment. The following statistics and charts help analyze the current state of the nursing academic community in Colorado, and the future trends in nursing training at the following levels:

  • Nursing Certificate
  • Associates degree in Nursing
  • Bachelors degree in Nursing
  • Masters degree in Nursing
  • PhD degree in Nursing


Schools

  1. Adams State College

    208 Edgemont Blvd, Alamosa, Colorado 81102

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  2. Aims Community College

    5401 W. 20th St., Greeley, Colorado 80632

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  3. Arapahoe Community College

    5900 S. Santa Fe Dr., Littleton, Colorado 80160-9002

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  4. University of Colorado Denver

    Denver, Colorado 80217-3364

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  5. University of Colorado at Colorado Springs

    1420 Austin Bluffs Parkway, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80918

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  6. Colorado Christian University

    8787 West Alameda Avenue, Lakewood, Colorado 80226

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  7. Concorde Career Colleges in Aurora

    111 N. Havana Street, Aurora, Colorado 80010-4314

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  8. Colorado Mountain College

    831 Grand Ave., Glenwood Springs, Colorado 81601-0233

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  9. Colorado Northwestern Community College

    500 Kennedy Drive, Rangely, Colorado 81648-3598

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  10. Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs

    4435 N Chestnut Street, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907-3812

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  11. Community College of Denver

    1111 W. Colfax Ave., Denver, Colorado 80204-2026

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  12. Front Range Community College

    3645 W 112th Ave, Westminster, Colorado 80031

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  13. Lamar Community College

    2401 S Main St, Lamar, Colorado 81052-3999

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  14. Mesa State College

    1100 North Avenue, Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122

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  15. Metropolitan State College of Denver

    Speer Blvd and Colfax Ave, Denver, Colorado 80217-3362

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  16. Morgan Community College

    920 Barlow Road, Fort Morgan, Colorado 80701

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  17. National American University-Denver

    1325 S. Colorado Boulevard, Suite 100, Denver, Colorado 80222-3308

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  18. Northeastern Junior College

    100 College Avenue, Sterling, Colorado 80751-2944

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  19. University of Northern Colorado

    Carter Hall - Rm 4000, Greeley, Colorado 80639

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  20. Otero Junior College

    1802 Colorado Ave, La Junta, Colorado 81050

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  21. Pikes Peak Community College

    5675 S Academy Blvd, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80906-5498

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  22. Pueblo Community College

    900 West Orman Avenue, Pueblo, Colorado 81004-1499

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  23. Red Rocks Community College

    13300 W Sixth Ave, Lakewood, Colorado 80228-1255

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  24. Regis University

    3333 Regis Blvd, Denver, Colorado 80221-1099

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  25. Colorado State University-Pueblo

    2200 Bonforte Blvd, Pueblo, Colorado 81001-4901

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  26. Trinidad State Junior College

    600 Prospect St, Trinidad, Colorado 81082

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  27. Platt College in Aurora

    3100 S Parker Rd, Aurora, Colorado 80014-3141

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  28. University of Phoenix-Colorado Campus

    10004 Park Meadows Dr, Lone Tree, Colorado 80124-5453

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  29. Colorado Technical University Online

    4435 N Chestnut, Suite E, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80907

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  30. Denver School of Nursing

    1401 19th St, Denver, Colorado 80202

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  31. Academy of Medical & Health Science

    1339 S Pueblo Blvd Ste 100, Pueblo, Colorado 81005

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Cities

Statistics

Professional Trends

Colorado Vs. National Nursing Employment

Colorado 70,230
National 5,150,780

Of all of the nursing professionals that work in the US, approximately 1% work in Colorado state.

Employment Growth for Nursing professionals In Colorado

60,650 64,130 68,370 71,080 70,230
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

Nursing is a growing field in Colorado. In Colorado, 9,580 more nursing professionals were working in 2010, than there were in 2006. Thus, in Colorado, this field has grown by 16% in four years. This growth is faster than the national trend for nursing professionals which shows a 7% increase in the number of nursing professionals working around the nation.

Nursing VS. All Professions salaries in Colorado

$62,502 $54,766 $57,536 $61,604 $63,110
$46,058 $47,685 $48,234 $49,831 $51,291
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Nursing
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

The salaries paid to nursing professionals are growing in Colorado. The mean salary for nursing professionals in 2006 was $62,502 per year. And in 2010 the mean salary was $63,110 per year.

Salary percentiles for Nursing professionals in Colorado

10th percentile
$37,118
25th percentile
$46,070
50th percentile
$58,264
75th percentile
$73,170
90th percentile
$91,668

Thus, nursing professionals' salaries grew by 1% in 4 years. State trends for all professions mirror this growth. There is a 147% pay differential between the highest paid nursing professionals and those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket. Thus, there is huge variation in pay, within the field of nursing in Colorado.

Average Salaries for Nursing professionals and related professions in Colorado

BSN
$67,280
Forensic Nursing
$88,975
Gerontology
$71,646
Nursing
$63,110
RN to BSN
$67,280

In Colorado, nursing professionals make, on average, less than their counterparts in related professions.

Educational Trends

Nursing programs available for each degree type for all schools in Colorado

associate
20
bachelor
15
master
7
doctor
5
Certificate
33
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As the number of nursing professionals is increasing in Colorado state, the number of students graduating from the 31 accredited nursing schools in Colorado state is also increasing. In Colorado, there were 1,573 graduates in 2006. And there were 4,813 graduates from nursing courses in 2010.

There was an increase in the number of nursing school degree or certificate graduates in Colorado by 206%. A majority of these graduates, or 41%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in nursing.

Nursing Faculty Salaries in Colorado

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