Keep in mind that daily activities of an LPN may be physically demanding, requiring nurses to lift patients over 100 lbs. and spend long hours on their feet.
Colorado LPN licenses expire every 2 years and require 20 hours of continued education every 2 years for renewal.
Upon graduating from an LPN program in Colorado, students are required to take and pass the NCLEX-PN exam. This exam consists of roughly 100 questions that touch on various nursing topics. A detailed overview of the NCLEX-PN can be found here, and students can also take this NCLEX-PN practice test to study for the real exam.
As part of the Nurse Licensure Compact, Colorado allows nurses from other NLC states to practice within their borders without additional licensure—there are 24 states in all. As of January 2018, the Enhanced Nurse Licensure Compact (eNLC), which increases access to care and adds extra protections, will go into effect. Nurses under the original NLC multistate license will be grandfathered in to the new eNLC.
LPNs outside of the compact area must apply for a Colorado license to practice in the state. They must provide proof of current license and Verification of Licensure form, and complete a criminal background check.
For detailed information about LPN endorsement by application in Colorado check out:
The table below lists career information collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for licensed practical nurses in Colorado. The table is sorted by total employment, with the largest metropolitan areas listed first.
|Area||Total Employment||Average Hourly Wage||Average Annual Salary|
|Denver, Aurora, Lakewood||2,490||$24.11||$50,150|
For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Colorado LPN to RN/BSN programs page.
1100 North Ave, Grand Junction, CO 81501
111 Havana St, Aurora, CO 80010
1860 Lincoln Street, Denver, CO 80203
500 N Airport Blvd, Aurora, CO 80011
1765 US Highway 50, Delta, CO 81416
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