Colorado Nursing Salaries

A career in the medical field is one of the most rewarding paths you could ever choose. Knowing that each and every day you go to work, you could literally save a life is an incredible feeling that those in the “helping” professions know well. If you are considering pursuing a nursing degree at Colorado Christian University or are in the midst of your degree and are wondering about Colorado nursing salaries, here is some information that should let you know what to expect monetarily for various nursing positions in Colorado.

Colorado nursing salaries vary a great deal due to factors such as population and competitiveness of the job market. Whereas Denver is a highly populated area and has a high demand for nurses, less populated areas of Colorado in the mountain regions have relatively small populations and very few medical facilities. The demand for registered nurses may not be as high in areas with fewer people and facilities. For this reason, you will see a generous salary offered in one area of the state for a particular nursing position and a lower salary in a different part of the state.

Median Nursing Salaries in Colorado

The median salary for a registered nurse in Denver, Colorado is $67,620, with annual salaries for registered in nurses in Denver ranging from around $55,000 all the way up to $80,000. Here are some other median Colorado nursing salaries for various positions:

  • Staff Nurse-RN-Hospice: $68,001
  • Staff Nurse-RN-Infection Control: $77,142
  • Staff Nurse-RN-Intensive Care Unit: $70,248
  • Staff Nurse-RN-Long-term Care: $61,262
  • Staff Nurse-RN-Nursing Home: $56,748
  • Staff Nurse-RN-Obstetrics: $65,604
  • Staff Nurse-RN-Operating Room: $71,053
  • Staff Nurse-RN-Emergency Room: $67,035
  • Staff Nurse-RN-Burn Unit: $62,466
  • Staff Nurse-RN-Geriatric: $62,397
  • Staff Nurse-RN-Oncology: $66,157
  • Staff Nurse-RN-Psychiatry: $68,076
  • Certified Nurse Midwife: $94,200

CCU’s College of Adult and Graduate Studies (CAGS) offers two nursing degree programs. We challenge future Christian nurses to become compassionate and competent medical professionals who impact the world in which they live by providing Christ-inspired nursing care.

Read more about our nursing programs of study:

For each program, you will learn what the admission requirements are, what tuition is, how to apply for financial aid and you can also read the Nursing Student Handbook. For each nursing degree program, you will find a link to Frequently Asked Questions; you may get many of your questions answered on our FAQ pages.

In 2010, CCU’s BSN was granted a full five-year national accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), an honor recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education.

The Nursing Degree Programs at CCU are for anyone interested in pursuing a career in nursing or who already has begun her/his career in nursing and would like to further their education for financial or spiritual reasons. Promotions and raises in the corporate world are often based on one’s education, and the field of nursing is no different. With a nationwide shortage of nurses, CCU needs compassionate, loving, hard-working, spiritual Christian leaders who want to dedicate their lives to helping others in the rewarding field of nursing.