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Nursing License & Renewal Colorado

The Colorado Rockies are Calling!

Colorado is a great destination any time of year if you love the outdoors. In the spring, you can catch the end of ski season and photograph the wildflower blooms on a hike. Or, how about relaxing with a soak in a hot spring or getting your adrenaline going while rafting? This lively state is also home to the Durango Bluegrass Meltdown, Taste of Vail, and the Mountainfilm Festival in Telluride.

Our knowledgeable and friendly team is here to help you understand the process for getting your Colorado nursing license. Ready to take your next assignment? Find your next Colorado travel nursing job with AMN Healthcare.

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How to Apply for a Nursing License in Colorado

Colorado is a member of the Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC)

A license for nurses in Colorado can be obtained via examination or endorsement through the Colorado Board of Nursing. Examinations are $135 for new licensees who do not have an active RN license in another state. Endorsements are $90 for nurses who hold an active license in another state. Other Requirements needed to obtain a Colorado RN license include:

  • Completed application
  • Affidavit of Eligibility Form
  • Copy of an active license
  • Proof of U.S. citizenship
  • Answer a variety of screening questions

How to Renew Your Colorado Nursing License

A Simple Online Process

Nurses who already hold a nursing license in Colorado need to be aware of license expiration. Online License Renewal does not open until approximately 4-6 weeks prior to the Colorado state nursing license expiration date. After that, a nurse can complete the renewal process online.


Nurses should note that there is a $108 fee for nursing license renewal.

RNs who have let their Colorado license expire or lapse need to apply for reinstatement.

Colorado Travel Nurse Salary and Pay Rates

Great Benefits in the Centennial State

There has never been a better time to take advantage of the beauty of the Colorado landscape while also making a great travel nursing salary and pay package. Be surrounded by mountains and beautiful vistas on your daily commute and take advantage of the following sample salaries

  • Peri Op OR: Up to $3,701/week*
  • ICU: Up to $1,691/week*
  • L&D: Up to $2,236/week*
  • ER: Up to $1,691/week*


*Disclaimer: Wages for Colorado travel nursing jobs are based on average rates and may be impacted by facility budgets and seasonality and may include a combination of taxable and non-taxable earnings and reimbursements.

Great Colorado Travel Nursing Benefits

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At AMN Healthcare, our travel nurses in Colorado can choose from a variety of great benefits, including the following:

  • Private, provided housing or a stipend to find their own accommodations
  • Travel reimbursements for transportation to their assignment location
  • DAY ONE benefits, including full medical and dental 
  • 401k options 
  • FREE continuing education courses (CMEs)

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