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2021 Colorado Acute Care Nurses Salary Guide

Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

Colorado Acute Care Nurses Salary 2021

Salary

$76.5K

Growth

30%

Bright Outlook

Bright

Green

No

How Much Do Acute Care Nurses Make in Colorado 2021?

Percentile 10% 25% 50% (Median) 75% 90%
Annual Wage $55,820 $64,580 $76,500 $90,410 $104,070
Hourly Wage $26.84 $31.05 $36.78 $43.47 $50.03

How Much Do Acute Care Nurses Make in Colorado 2021?

Percentile
10%
25%
50% (Median)
75%
90%
Annual Wage
$55,820
$64,580
$76,500
$90,410
$104,070
Hourly Wage
$26.84
$31.05
$36.78
$43.47
$50.03

What Do Acute Care Nurses Do?

Provide advanced nursing care for patients with acute conditions such as heart attacks, respiratory distress syndrome, or shock. May care for pre- and post-operative patients or perform advanced, invasive diagnostic or therapeutic procedures.

Also known as:

Charge Nurse, Charge Nurse, Cardiac Interventional Care, Preceptor, Progressive Care Unit Registered Nurse, Staff Nurse

  • Treat medical emergencies.
  • Administer anesthetics or sedatives to control pain.
  • Monitor patients following surgeries or other treatments.
  • Record patient medical histories.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Administer blood or other fluids intravenously.
  • Analyze patient data to determine patient needs or treatment goals.
  • Adjust prostheses or other assistive devices.
  • Evaluate patient functioning, capabilities, or health.
  • Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities.
  • Prescribe medications.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Collect biological specimens from patients.
  • Communicate detailed medical information to patients or family members.
  • Refer patients to other healthcare practitioners or health resources.
  • Operate diagnostic or therapeutic medical instruments or equipment.
  • Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use.
  • Communicate detailed medical information to patients or family members.
  • Diagnose medical conditions.
  • Order medical diagnostic or clinical tests.
  • Analyze test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Assess patient work, living, or social environments.
  • Process healthcare paperwork.
  • Maintain medical or professional knowledge.
  • Train medical providers.
  • Treat acute illnesses, infections, or injuries.
  • Evaluate treatment options to guide medical decisions.
  • Collaborate with healthcare professionals to plan or provide treatment.
  • Advise patients on healthcare system processes.
  • Establish nursing policies or standards.

Acute Care Nurses Job Outlook in Colorado

Location 2019 Employment 2029 Employment Percent change Annual projected job openings
Colorado 53,000 68,630 30% 4,810
United States 3,096,700 3,318,700 7% 175,900

Acute Care Nurses Job Outlook in Colorado

Location
2019 Employment
2029 Employment
Percent change
Annual projected job openings
Colorado
53,000
68,630
30%
4,810
United States
3,096,700
3,318,700
7%
175,900

Acute Care Nurses Schooling & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Acute Care Nurses Schools in Colorado

School Program Name Location Length / Graduates
Adams State University Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Alamosa, CO 4 years: 24
Aims Community College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Greeley, CO 2 years: 23
At least one but less than two years: 4
American Sentinel University Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other Aurora, CO More than 4 years: 34
American Sentinel University Nursing Administration Aurora, CO 4 years: 592
Less than one year: 6
More than 4 years: 191
Arapahoe Community College Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Littleton, CO 2 years: 68
4 years: 0
At least one but less than two years: 3
Aspen University Nursing Administration Denver, CO More than 4 years: 1
Aspen University Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing Denver, CO 4 years: 661
Aspen University Adult Health Nurse/Nursing Denver, CO More than 4 years: 241
Colorado Christian University Nursing Administration Lakewood, CO More than 4 years: 4
Colorado Christian University Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse Lakewood, CO 4 years: 66

Acute Care Nurses Schools in Colorado

School
Program Name
Location
Length / Graduates
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Alamosa, CO
4 years: 24
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Greeley, CO
2 years: 23
At least one but less than two years: 4
Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
Aurora, CO
More than 4 years: 34
Nursing Administration
Aurora, CO
4 years: 592
Less than one year: 6
More than 4 years: 191
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Littleton, CO
2 years: 68
4 years: 0
At least one but less than two years: 3
Nursing Administration
Denver, CO
More than 4 years: 1
Public Health/Community Nurse/Nursing
Denver, CO
4 years: 661
Adult Health Nurse/Nursing
Denver, CO
More than 4 years: 241
Nursing Administration
Lakewood, CO
More than 4 years: 4
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
Lakewood, CO
4 years: 66

Acute Care Nurses Jobs in Colorado.

Job Title Company Location Date Posted Federal Contractor
Advanced Care Partner - MedSurg Progressive Care Unit UCHealth Aurora, Colorado 09/18/2021 Yes
Ambulatory Care Unit RN PRN HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Englewood, Colorado 09/17/2021 No
Associate Territory Manager SAE - Denver Job Boston Scientific Denver, Colorado 09/18/2021 No
Behavioral Health Specialist - Level Six-Surgical Children's Hospital Colorado Aurora, Colorado 09/18/2021 No
Bonus Available RN/Registered Nurse ED/ER/Emergency Room Centura Health WESTMINSTER, Colorado 09/18/2021 Yes
Certified Nursing Assistant (Full Time) Genesis Healthcare Colorado Springs, Colorado 09/18/2021 Yes
Charge Nurse - Out Patient Surgery UCHealth Colorado Springs, Colorado 09/18/2021 Yes
Clinical Assistant - Level 8-Medical Children's Hospital Colorado Aurora, Colorado 09/18/2021 No
Clinical Assistant - Level Six-Surgical Children's Hospital Colorado Aurora, Colorado 09/18/2021 No
Clinical Education Resource Nurse RN UCHealth Colorado Springs, Colorado 09/18/2021 Yes

Acute Care Nurses Jobs in Colorado.

159 Colorado
Job Title
Company
Location
Date Posted
Federal Contractor
UCHealth
Aurora, Colorado
09/18/2021
Yes
HCA, Hospital Corporation of America
Englewood, Colorado
09/17/2021
No
Boston Scientific
Denver, Colorado
09/18/2021
No
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado
09/18/2021
No
Centura Health
WESTMINSTER, Colorado
09/18/2021
Yes
Genesis Healthcare
Colorado Springs, Colorado
09/18/2021
Yes
UCHealth
Colorado Springs, Colorado
09/18/2021
Yes
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado
09/18/2021
No
Children's Hospital Colorado
Aurora, Colorado
09/18/2021
No
UCHealth
Colorado Springs, Colorado
09/18/2021
Yes

Acute Care Nurses Salary Guide 2021

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