In Colorado, Nursing degrees are offered by various schools, technical institutes and community colleges. Majority of these nursing institutes are accredited by at least one of the major federal and state approved US Nursing commissions such as National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission or Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and State approved Colorado State Board of Nursing. The University of Colorado also provides Nursing Doctorate program.
Colorado Nursing Degree includes
- Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN), for LPN which is 4 year program.
- Associates of Nursing (ADN) is 2 to 3 years for LPN to RN
- Bachelor of Science in Nursing for LVN
- · Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing for LPN
- Master of Science in Nursing for RN
- Master of Science in Nursing from BSN
- Bachelor of Sciences in Nursing (BSN) for Diploma/Foreign Trained RN
To get into the nursing colleges, it is necessary that nursing aspirants should appear for an entrance tests such as Registered Nurse Entrance Exam, Nursing Entrance Test, Psychological Services Bureau, Critical Thinking Entrance Exam and Test of Essential Academic Skills.
The median nursing salary for an RN in Colorado ranges from $48,090 and 10% has been earning more than $69,670 depending upon experience, location, job description and nursing facility.