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National Estimates for Registered Nurses in Colorado

Employment 1Hourly mean wageAnnual mean wage 2Employment per 1,000 jobsLocation quotient 9

(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a “year-round, full-time” hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(9) The location quotient is the ratio of the area concentration of occupational employment to the national average concentration. A location quotient greater than one indicates the occupation has a higher share of employment than average, and a location quotient less than one indicates the occupation is less prevalent in the area than average.

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Master of Science in Nursing Program

A Master of Science in Nursing Program prepares nurses to take on advanced roles in the field of healthcare. Graduates of this program can opt for becoming Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs), Nurse Consultants or Nurse Educators. The program exposes students to a variety of advanced topics in nursing, according to the framework defined by the American Association of Nursing. These topics involve nursing theory, health policy, pharmacology, health assessment and social issues. In addition to that, MSN programs also have mandatory clinical components. The program can take 1.5 to 2 years to complete, depending on the institute’s requirements and your area of specialization.

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