Denver RN Programs - Colorado

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RN Programs in Denver, Colorado

There are many RN programs in Denver, Colorado for those wishing to pursue a career as a registered nurse. These programs vary in terms of length, degrees offered, curricula, and where students attend classes. Applicants should evaluate all the options in order to make the best choice.

ADN vs. BSN Programs

One can become an RN with either an associate's or a bachelor's degree, so programs offer either or both of these degree options. AN ADN can be earned in as little as two years and a BSN in four years, if the students is enrolled full-time. Both of these are good options, but nurses with a bachelor's degree may have the potential to earn more money in the long run. That being said, this degree may also be more costly.

Online vs. BSN Programs

In addition to there being two degrees, applicants to RN programs in the Denver area can also choose whether they want to attend classes online or in a classroom. Online RN programs are great for those who need flexibility in order to balance work and family with earning a degree. On-site programs are also beneficial, as students have an opportunity to network amongst themselves and with professors.

After completing one of the approved RN programs that Denver has to offer, graduates must pass the NCLEX-RN in order to qualify for licensure.

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Which schools offer Denver RN Programs?

RN Programs (both campus-based & online RN Programs) are medical training programs offered by universities, vocational or technical schools, and community or junior colleges. Some hospitals even offer registered nursing training as an RN diploma.

How do I become an licensed RN?

Each state sets its own RN requirements. In order to earn your RN license, you must pass the NCLEX® examination. The NCLEX® is a comprehensive nursing exam that can only be taken by graduates of a nursing program approved by your state's board of nursing.

Do I need to complete an LPN program before I go to college to get an RN Degree?

No you don't need to complete LPN training before you can get your RN license. An accredited RN Associate Degree program takes 2 years. You can earn your RN Diploma in 3 years. (BSN - 4 years, RN to BSN can be 2-3 years)

Free Nursing School in Denver?

The education necessary to become an RN is valuable, and registered nurses make really good money in Colorado. However, students can lower the cost of RN school with financial aid. There are numerous grants and nursing school scholarships in Colorado. They might not make your RN degree free but it can at least be more affordable.

Contact one of the accredited nursing schools listed here to get information about the financial aid you qualify for. Find out more about online nursing schools in Colorado.

RN Job Description

Registered nurses (RNs), regardless of specialty or work setting, treat patients, educate patients and the public about various medical conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients' family members. RNs record patients' medical histories and symptoms, help perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, operate medical machinery, administer treatment and medications, and help with patient follow-up and rehabilitation.

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Colorado Board of Nursing
1560 Broadway, Suite 880
Denver, CO 80202
Phone: (303) 894-2430
Fax: (303) 894-2821

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Other Denver Nursing Schools w/ RN Training

Community College of Denver
1111 West Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80217
Denver School of Nursing
1401 19th Street
Denver, CO 80202
Regis University
3333 Regis Boulevard
Denver, CO 80221
University of Colorado Denver
1250 14th Street
Denver, CO 80217
Metropolitan State College of Denver
Speer Blvd. and Colfax Ave.
Denver, CO 80217

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