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RN to BSN Programs in Colorado

Nursing Industry in Colorado

In the state of Colorado, the health care sector is expected to grow, being one of the states top industries.  And with the increase of the aging baby boomer generation, demand for nursing jobs should continue in the future.  

University of Colorado Hospital, and Craig Hospital both ranked nationally by U.S. News & World Report.  Other excellent health care facilities in Colorado include Porter Adventist Hospital, Medical Center of Aurora, Poudre Valley Hospital, Presbyterian-St. Luke’s Medical Center, Denver Health Medical Center, and Rose Medical Center, among others!

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Nursing Jobs in Colorado

Nursing jobs in Colorado are found in a variety of fields.  It’s a great place to live and work as there are a plethora of excellent hospitals, care centers, and other medical healthcare facilities.  Available/ in-demand nursing jobs include MSOC Nurse Mnager, Operating Room Nurse, Cath Lab Nurse, Home Based Primary Care Nurse, Case Management Manager, Director of Nursing, Rehab Nurse, Transitional Care Nurse, Quality Management Specialist, Long Term Care Nurse, Director of Patient Care, RN Supervisor, RN Unit Manager, and these are just a few. 

RN-to-BSN

You’ll need your RN to work as a registered nurse in Colorado.  But we recommend at least a bachelor of science in nursing if you hope to obtain higher paying nursing jobs or health care management jobs. With a bachelors in nursing, you’ll increase your earning and hiring potential.  The RN to BSN is a fantastic degree choice for a number of reasons. First off, if you already have your RN, you’ll be able to apply credits from your ASN program toward your bachelors degree.  This can often make a 4-year program only 2-3 years.  If you don’t have an RN, but plan to obtain one through an ASN program, you’ll be able to start working as a registered nurse after just 2 years.  Then, you can continue working as you complete your education.  Many students are able to complete their mandatory clinical hours by the time they graduate.  This can be quite a bonus for obtaining nursing certifications right out of school. 

RN to BSN Nursing Programs in Colorado

RN to BSN programs in Colorado are found at University of Colorado, Denver, University of Northern Colorado, Regis University, Colorado Technical University, University of Phoenix, Kaplan University, and more.  These nursing programs are generally offered online.  Online nursing programs are a fantastic option for students who wish to complete book work and written assignment on their own time.  Nursing schools generally work with neighboring hospitals to get you connected for rotations and nursing internships.

Nursing Salary in Colorado

Registered Nurse salary varies based your level of experience, education, and specialization (nursing certifications, ect).  Colorado nursing salary ranges between $60,000 and $80,000 per year.