Colorado is a state of the Western United States encompassing most of the southern Rocky Mountains as well as the northeastern portion of the Colorado Plateau and the western edge of the Great Plains. It is the 8th most extensive and 21st most populous U.S. state.

Colorado Nursing News

According to Colorado ranks number 17 among all 50 states in nursing salary. The average RN salary $72,570 and average hourly is $34.89. The number of RNs in Colorado, as of 2019, is 49,340. (stats from

Colorado Online Nursing Resources

Colorado State Board of Nursing

Colorado Nurses Association

The Colorado Nurses Association Is The Professional Organization Representing All Of Colorado’s Registered Nurses Colorado Nurses Association Denounces Violence. DO YOU WANT TO IMPACT COLORADO HEALTH CARE POLICY? You can be a leader in shaping Colorado’s nursing practice, delivery of patient care, and access to health care. As of this post, there are three different levels of membership, but you will have to create an account for pricing information.

Colorado Nursing Schools 

List of accredited nursing schools in Colorado which offer campus based ASN, BSN,MSN, LPN to RN, RN to BSN, and more nursing degree programs approved by the Colorado Board of Nursing.  Source:

Google Map of Colorado Nursing Schools

Colorado Hospitals

For a list of Colorado hospitals

Google Map of Colorado Hospitals

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Colorado Nursing Stores

For a list of the major nursing stores in Colorado.  (click on the google map to see all major nursing stores).

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Colorado State Facts


The United States Congress passed an enabling act on March 3, 1875, specifying the requirements for the Territory of Colorado to become a state.   On August 1, 1876 (four weeks after the Centennial of the United States), U.S. President Ulysses S. Grant signed a proclamation admitting Colorado to the Union as the 38th state and earning it the moniker “Centennial State”.  Source: Wikipedia

State of Colorado government website

Top 10 Travel Destinations in Colorado

  1. Colorado Springs
  2. Aspen
  3. Boulder
  4. Denver
  5. Telluride
  6. Glenwood Springs
  7. Estes Park
  8. Breckenridge
  9. Grand Junction
  10. Golden

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Colorado fun facts

  1. “Beulah red” is the name of the red marble that gives the Colorado State Capitol its distinctive splendor. Cutting, polishing, and installing the marble in the Capitol took six years, from 1894 to 1900. All of the “Beulah red” marble in the world went into the Capitol. It cannot be replaced, at any price. 
  2. Colorado is the only state in history, to turn down the Olympics. In 1976 the Winter Olympics were planned to be held in Denver. 62% of all state Voters choose at almost the last minute not to host the Olympics, because of the cost, pollution and population boom it would have on the State Of Colorado, and the City of Denver. 
  3. The United States Air Force Academy is located in Colorado Springs. 
  4. The world’s largest flat-top mountain is in Grand Mesa. 
  5. In Fruita, the town folk celebrate ‘Mike the Headless Chicken Day’. Seems that a farmer named L.A. Olsen cut off Mike’s head on September 10, 1945 in anticipation of a chicken dinner – and Mike lived for another 4 years without a head.

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