Nursing Schools - Colorado 

NIZ has put together an extensive list of Nursing Schools in Colorado 

So you're wanting to go to a Nursing School in the Great State of Colorado?


Did I mention Colorado is my favorite state?

Get busy selecting a Nursing School to begin creating a great future for yourself in a profession dedicated to caring for others. We really need you!




Alamosa Trinidad State Junior College - Valley Campus ADN (RN), PN (LPN) Option To Take NCLEX® PN                   
Alamosa Adams State College RN-to-BSN, BSN (RN)
Aurora Concorde Career College PN (LPN), AAS (RN) NURSING - BRIDGE PROGRAM OPTION (AAS)
Aurora SON at Platt College BSN (RN)
Aurora University of Colorado Denver College of Nursing BS, MS, DNP, PhD
Colorado Springs National American University ASN (RN)
Colorado Springs Pikes Peak Community College- Rampart Range Campus ADN (RN), PN (LPN) Option To Take NCLEX® PN, RN Refresher Course
Colorado Springs University of Colorado- Colorado Springs Beth-El College of Nursing BSN, A-BSN, RN-to-BSN, RN Refresher, MSN-CNS, MSN-NP, DNP, SANE
Craig Colorado Northwestern Community College ADN (RN), PN (LPN) Option, LPN-to-RN Option
Denver Colorado Technical University RN-to-BSN Completion Program
Denver Community College of Denver - Lowry EPN (LEPN), ADN (RN) EPN-to-ADN Bridge
Denver Denver School of Nursing ADN (RN), LPN-to-ADN   AMSN - Upper Division Baccalaureate Program
Denver National American University ASN (RN)
Denver Denver School of Nursing ADN (RN), LPN-to-ADN   AMSN
Denver Metropolitan State College of Denver RN-to-BSN, A-BSN-DOES NOT offer a “traditional” pre-licensure BSN - Go To Metro State
Denver Regis University - Loretto Heights School of Nursing BSN (RN), MSN
Fort Collins Front Range Community College -Larimer Campus AAS (RN)
Ft Morgan Morgan Community College AAS (RN), PN (LPN) Exit Option To Take NCLEX® PN, LPN-to-AAS Bridge
Glenwood Springs Colorado Mountain Junior College ADN (RN)         
Grand Junction Colorado Christian University (LPN-ASN/ADN) Western Colorado Only - (RN-BSN) Online Completion Program
Grand Junction Mesa State College BSN, RN-to-BSN, LPN-to-BSN, PN (LPN), LPN-to-AAS
Grand Junction Mesa State College BSN, RN-to-BSN, LPN-to-BSN, PN (LPN), LPN-to-AAS
Greeley Aims Community College ADN (RN), PN (LPN) Option, LPN-to-RN Option
Greeley University of Northern Colorado BSN, A-BSN, RN-to-BSN (On-Line), ABSN, MSN, NP, PhD, DNP  
La Junta Otero Junior College ADN (RN), PN (LPN) Option To Take NCLEX® PN 
Lamar Lamar Community College PN (LPN), ADN (RN) 
Littleton Arapahoe Community College ADN (RN), PN (LPN) Option Only For ADN program students
Lone Tree University of Phoenix Colorado Campus LPN to BSN - Campus Only, RN-to-BSN - Campus and On Line
Longmont Front Range Community College - Boulder County Campus NA (CNA), AAS (RN)
Pueblo Colorado Technical University ADN (RN), RN-to-BSN Completion Program
Pueblo Pueblo Community College PN (LPN), AAS (RN) 
Pueblo Colorado State University BSN,RN-to-BSN, LPN-to-BSN, BSN, MSN (ACNP)
Sterling Northeastern Junior College PN (LPN), ADN (RN) 
Trinidad Trinidad State Junior College - Trinidad Campus ADN (RN), PN (LPN) Option To Take NCLEX® PN                   
Westminster Front Range Community College - Westminster Campus AAS (RN)
Wray Morgan Community College - Wray Center PN (LPN) Exit Option To Take NCLEX® PN



  1. is not responsible for incorrect information listed above about the nursing programs offered at each education institution.

The Nursing Program courses or the program itself offered at each education institution listed can be altered or even canceled depending on the needs of the school.


NIZ highly recommends that you protect and evaluate the costly training investment for your future by comparing school accreditations:

Education Institution Accredidations - Each school listed may be accredited by an organization that may NOT be accepted at a school of higher learning in Colorado or by the Colorado Board of Nursing.  

An example would be taking 1 to 2 years of PN/ADN courses at one school only to find out that the credits earned will not transfer to a major university.


  • Check with Colorado Board of Nursing to see if the schools you selected to possibly attend are on their Approved Nursing Program List. Keep in mind that while a nursing school may be on the board's approved list, the nursing school may be on probation, have a warning designation or listed as a school with only a conditional approval status. 

Ask the nursing board representative a hundred questions about these types of ratings given to a nursing school to make sure you are making the right decision. 

Nursing boards are there to ensure nursing students in Colorado receive the proper nursing training and to protect the public from poorly trained nurses.

  • Great, you found no adverse board information about the nursing   schools you selected. 

Now, the next question to ask yourself is...Do you see yourself wanting to purse a BSN, MSN, DNP or even a PhD at a later date after becoming a licensed practical nurse or a licensed registered nurse. Why is that important?

While you may receive a great education at a school that only offers the Practical Nurse certificate or an ADN nursing degree program, their credits may NOT transfer to the state's major universities offering these types of nursing programs.

Discuss with the nursing school's counselor about which schools of higher learning accept their course credits. Get everything in writing in regards to the transferability of the course credits then visit the school of higher learning to verify the course credits earned will indeed transfer.

One final word: NIZ, again, recommends starting your school selection process at Colorado Board Of Nursing. 

There have been nursing programs offered in states that are not approved by a state's Board of Nursing which can mean that you will NOT be allowed to sit for the LPN or RN test to become licensed to practice.

Thousands of dollars spent and you can't be licensed can make for a very bad career decision. 

Did I Mention Licensed?

After all that sweating at test time at Nursing School, you will still have to take and pass the test that will make you sweat the most.

You will need to take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-RN) for Registered Nurse (RN) licensure or the (NCLEX-PN) for Practical Nurse (RN) licensure

When either NCLEX exam is passed, the graduate will then receive a license to practice as a Nurse in the state.

Remember my final word noted above.