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Colorado is classified as one of the mountain states, although only about half of its area is in the Rocky Mountains. It borders Wyoming and Nebraska to the north, Nebraska, and Kansas to the east, Oklahoma and New Mexico to the south, and Utah to the west. Colorado was admitted to the union on August 1, 1876, as the 38th state. The history of Colorado is written in the names of its cities, towns, mountain ranges, and passes.

Native American, French, and Spanish names alternate with those of Frontier Americans, and many ghost towns evoke the dream of gold, silver, and wheat when thousands of prospectors and settlers flocked to the area in the mid-19th century. Modern Colorado is characterized by sprawling pastures and farmland provided by large irrigation projects, as well as diverse industries and educational and research centers in the state’s urban centers. 104,094 square miles (269,603 square kilometers).

Top RN Schools


1. University of Colorado, Colorado Springs

The Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College of Nursing and Health Sciences, an education leader in health care education, offers a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree program as well as graduate degrees in nursing. "U.S. News & World Report" gives this nursing school top marks for its focus on health promotion as well as on disease care and prevention. When it was founded in 1904, the Colorado Conference Deaconess Hospital and Training School for Nurses (as it was then known) occupied five tents in the middle of what is now downtown Colorado Springs; for many years, it functioned as a training school for nurses who went on to work at Memorial Hospital. In 1997, Helen and Arthur E. Johnson Beth-El College merged with the University of Colorado where today, it occupies the 87,000-square-foot University Building, which is located half a mile east from the main campus.

2. University of Colorado College of Nursing, Aurora

The College of Nursing associated with the University of Colorado’s Anschultz Medical Campus is ranked No. 10 in “US News and World Report’s” 2014 ranking of the best graduate programs in the nation. The school is one of six professional schools on the Anschultz Medical Campus, so students have ample opportunity for interdisciplinary learning and collaboration. The college is known for its excellent research as well as for its high-quality education; faculty members pursue a wide range of projects that aim to translate empirical findings into practical improvements in bedside nursing care.

3. University of Northern Colorado, Greeley

The UNC School of Nursing is highly respected for its rigorous academic standards and its commitment to patients’ rights. If you want to be the type of nurse who helps empower patients to participate in their own health decisions, then this is a school you may want to learn more about. The school has a dual enrollment arrangement with Aims Community College in Greeley that enables Aims students who’ve earned two-year nursing diplomas to continue their education at the UNC School of Nursing.

4. Regis University, Denver

For 10 years running, U.S. News & World Report has made Regis University one of the top schools in the western United States. The university’s Loretto Heights School of Nursing adheres closely to a 450-year-old Jesuit tradition that prepares its students for lives of service to others. Through a unique Global Health Pathway concentration, students can participate in immersion experiences in Peru and Nicaragua. In 2014, the American Society of Registered Nurses placed this school on its roster of the top 75 American nursing colleges.

5. Colorado Christian University, Lakewood

Colorado Christian University is asking all of its nursing students to sign a “Lifestyle Covenant” before they begin taking classes, signifying their commitment to the integration of their education and their Christian faith. The CCU School of Nursing is one of the nursing schools in Colorado that regards nursing as a spiritual ministry as well as an evidence-based practice. The school strives to equip the next generation of Christian nurses with the practical skills they will need to become moral leaders as well as competent practitioners. CCU’s School of Nursing is located on the university’s Lakewood campus just west of Denver.

Source: https://www.nursingprocess.org/nursing-schools/colorado/

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