Denver, CO (population: 609,651) has two LVN schools within its city limits. Emily Griffith Opportunity School, the highest ranked school in the city with a LVN program, has a total student population of 2,230. It is the 2063rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 22nd highest in the state of Colorado (#1 is Colorado College).
LVN students from Denver schools who go on to become licensed vocational nurses, nurses, LVNs, licensed vocational nurses, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 728,670 people working as licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $40,900. Also, Nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants make on average $24,980 per year and there are about 1,438,010 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Denver-Aurora area alone, there are 9,850 employed nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants earning an average salary of $29,020. Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses in this area earn $45,880/yr and there are 3,060 employed.
Denver lies in Denver county, which is one of the 55 counties in Colorado. Overall, the Denver-Aurora area has 1,218,790 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1% unemployment rate, $23/hr average worker wage, and a $48,560 average annual salary. Thus, about 3 out of every 1000 jobs in Denver are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses, and 8/1000 are held by nursing aides, orderlies, and attendants.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Emily Griffith Opportunity School comes out as the most expensive ($/yr) for LVN students, with Community College of Denver as the lowest, reported at only $9,358/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Denver|
|Commerce City||CO||46,807||0||-||0||6.9 miles|
|Greenwood Village||CO||-||2||15.5036||87||11.4 miles|
|Highlands Ranch||CO||129,817||0||-||0||16.1 miles|
|Lone Tree||CO||-||1||9.20591||39||16.2 miles|
|Castle Rock||CO||49,815||0||-||0||27.0 miles|
|Fort Collins||CO||141,921||5||27.6422||154||55.7 miles|
|Colorado Springs||CO||388,306||17||23.417||343||63.2 miles|