Colorado LPN to RN/BSN Programs

One of Colorado’s many strengths is its commitment to quality healthcare and improved patient outcomes. That’s why the state offers a host of LPN to RN programs designed to further educate its nursing population. RNs are able to complete higher-level nursing tasks and work more independently, along with earning a much higher salary. LPNs in Colorado who are on the fence about becoming an RN should know that the salary difference between the two careers lands at an average of $21,860 per year, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

List of 2018 LPN to RN or LPN to BSN Programs in CO

Below is the 2018 best comprehensive list of LPN to RN programs in Colorado. Some of these programs may be listed as "RN", however that may mean ADN or BSN degree, please visit the school's website for program details.

ProgramWebsite
LPN to RN/BSN Online
Online Program - Achieve offers a fast-track program that combines the effectiveness of real classroom learning with the speed of credit-by- examination.
NOTE: MUST BE A LPN/LVN TO APPLY
Arapahoe Community College
LPN to ADN
5900 S. Santa Fe Drive
Littleton, CO
(303) 797-4222
Colorado Mesa University
LPN to BSN
1100 North Ave
Grand Junction, CO
(970) 248-1020
Colorado Northwestern Community College
LPN to ADN
500 Kennedy Dr
Rangely, CO
(800) 562-1105
Colorado State University - Pueblo
LPN to BSN
2200 Bonforte Blvd
Pueblo, CO
(719) 549-2462
Front Range Community College
LPN to ADN
3645 West 112th Avenue
Westminster, CO
(303) 404-5000
Morgan Community College
LPN to ADN
920 Barlow Rd.
Fort Morgan, CO
(970) 542-3000
Northeastern Junior College
LPN to ADN
100 College Avenue
Sterling, CO
(800) 626-4637
Otero Junior College
LPN to RN
1802 Colorado Ave
La Junta, CO
(719) 384-6831
Pueblo Community College
LPN to ADN
900 W Orman Ave
Pueblo, CO
(719) 549-3200

Colorado LPN vs RN Salary Comparison By Area

The table below compares the annual salary of a licensed practical nurse (LPN) to a registered nurse (RN), along with the percent increase that can be expected. The data was collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for LPNs and RNs in Colorado.

City/AreaAvg LPN SalaryAvg RN Salary% Diff
Denver, Aurora, Lakewood - CO$50,150$71,73043.0%
Colorado Springs - CO$45,850$65,99043.9%
Boulder - CO$46,700$75,47061.6%
Fort Collins - CO$46,430$67,48045.3%
Pueblo - CO$46,610$63,93037.2%
Grand Junction - CO$43,660$68,05055.9%
Greeley - CO$47,320$70,28048.5%

Table data taken from BLS https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes291141.htm & https://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm