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Nursing Programs in Colorado

Nursing Jobs in Colorado (Outlook)

Since Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the country, it will open up the door for plenty of nursing jobs in the future.  Unfortunately, there is currently a shortage of nursing educators that will allow the amount of nursing jobs to grow at an accelerate rate.

The good news is that as the Colorado population continues to grow, new jobs for nurses will be created along with more nurse educators being taught.

Quick Colorado Nursing Facts

  • Colorado is one of the fastest growing states in the U.S.
  • Has a shortage of nurses that is almost twice of the national average
  • Offers nearly 40 nursing programs in Colorado
  • Lacks clinical placements for students and nursing educators
  • Projected to lose anywhere from 10% to 25% of its nurses by 2015

Top Nursing Schools in Colorado

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Colorado Nursing Statistics

Approximate Number of Registered Nurses: 42,510
Hourly Average Wage: $33.02
Yearly Average Wage: $68,670
Employment per thousand jobs: 20%
Average Age: 29 years old
Gender Distribution: 80% Female 20% Male

Approximate Number of LPN/LVN: 6,230
Hourly Average Wage: $21.37
Yearly Average Wage: $44,460
Employment per thousand jobs: 3%

Top Nursing Employers in Colorado

  1. University of Colorado Hospital
  2. Exempla Lutheran Medical Center
  3. North Colorado Medical Center
  4. Memorial Hospital Central
  5. Exempla Saint Joseph Hospital

Colorado State References:

State Nursing Board: Colorado Board of Nursing
State Nurses Association: Colorado Nurses Association
State Hospital Association: Colorado Hospital Association