Colorado’s Professional Nurses


As of December 2008, one out of every eleven Colorado residents worked in the healthcare sector (253,300 employees). Professional nurses (RN, LPN, CNA) are the largest single workforce segment of the healthcare workforce, with 61,000 licensed registered nurses in Colorado.  With 20% of the nursing workforce over the age of 55, one of the key challenges facing the health care sector is the aging of its workforce.