Registered Nurse – Mountain Campus (Session 2)

Colorado State University, Health Network
CSU Mountain Campus 16321 Pingree Park Road
Bellvue, CO 80512
United States
Experience Required
Degree Required
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Job End Date
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$6,675.00 to $7,225.00 Per Month
Job Description

The CSU Health Network is recruiting for a Registered Nurse – Mountain Campus (Session 2).

The CSU Mountain Campus is nestled in a beautiful, secluded mountain valley at an elevation of 9,000 ft. (2,743 m) lies Colorado State University’s 1,600-acre Mountain Campus. Established in 1914, the Mountain Campus serves as a destination campus for research and education, local, national, and international conferences. Programs and activities at the Mountain Campus shape and inspire current and future leaders’ lives through learning and immersion experiences in the Rocky Mountains, and facilitate research addressing critical issues in ecology, environmental science, and natural resources. The Mountain Campus operates from mid-May to mid-October each year, and is located 53 miles west of Fort Collins, approximately a 2-hour drive, the last 16 miles of which are on a gravel road. The campus is adjacent to the northern border of Rocky Mountain National Park and shares boundaries with Roosevelt National Forest. Abundant opportunities exist for hiking and backpacking, mountain climbing, mountain biking, and fishing.

Under management from CSU Health Network Medical Services, the Medical Clinic at the CSU Mountain Campus provides onsite acute first aid and pre-hospital care to patients for minor injuries and illnesses on a walk-in basis. The Medical Clinic has designated clinic hours and 24-hour nursing assistance for students and guests with acute and emergent concerns. Access to after-hours mental health professionals ensures the support of students and guests with behavioral health concerns. This position assists in the delivery of safe healthcare to university students and guests.

This position is a temporary, full-time Registered Nurse that will live and work at the Mountain Campus Medical Clinic for 11 weeks. This position reports directly to the Nurse Supervisor and the Nurse Manager at the CSU Health Network Fort Collins campus and will work in close collaboration with the Administration of the Mountain Campus, to carry out the Essential Job Duties.

Position Options

  • Eleven weeks during the fall season from approximately 7/20/24 through 10/11/2024

Office Hours
The Registered nurse works in the office 6-7 hours per day. Typical office hours are of 6:30 AM – 9:00 AM and 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM daily. Bedtime office hours for medication administration as needed 8:30 PM – 9:30 PM during Eco-Experience weeks and lunch hour support 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM as necessary. These hours are subject to change to meet the needs of campus guests.

On-Site Availability
In addition to specified office hours, this position is expected to respond to emergent healthcare needs:

  • Within 20 minutes
  • 24/7, unless other coverage has been arranged

Perks and Other Details

  • Free Room and Board for Nurse
    • Lodging: The Mountain Campus provides a Nurses cabin (341 sq ft) with two bedrooms (one room has a double bed and the other bedroom a bunk bed), kitchen, refrigerator, toilet, porch and in cabin wi-fi booster. Showers are available in a staff shower house. On-site laundry available. Housing may require a shared space and coordination with additional MTC nursing staff.
  • Family Members and Guests Welcome
    • Lodging: Invite partners, children, and other guests to stay with you for all or part of your time at the Mountain Campus. The Nurses Cabin can accommodate up to 4 people. Children must be supervised by a responsible adult during Nurse Clinic hours.
      • No pets permitted
    • Meals: Meals are provided for the Nurse and one guest with no extra cost. Meal tickets can be purchased in the office if additional guests are with you.
  • Activities
    • Hiking, fishing, mountain biking, trail running, rock climbing, nature photography, or lounging in a hammock with a good book are just some of the many activities employees can enjoy during their time in the picturesque Mountain Campus setting outside of office hours.
  • Additional Details
    • Limited cell phone service
    • Limited internet access
    • Work iPhone provided

For full consideration, complete applications must be received by 11:59 pm Mountain Time on Sunday, March 31, 2024.

For full position description and instructions on how to apply, see

CSU is an EO/EA/AA employer and conducts background checks on all final candidates.

Job Requirements

Required Job Qualifications



  • Possession of current Registered Nurse license through the State of Colorado

  • Current certification in AHA approved Basic Life Support (BLS)


  • Bachelor of Science Degree in Nursing from an accredited college or university; or

  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college or university AND Associate Degree in Nursing


  • One year of nursing experience in direct patient care

Preferred Job Qualifications



  • Experience working in remote, wilderness, or camp nursing setting

  • Wilderness First Responder or Wilderness First Aid certification

  • Experience in wilderness medicine, camp nursing, school nursing, or urgent care

  • Experience working independently using treatment protocols and guidelines to provide patient care

  • Experience providing clinical services to college student population

  • Experience assisting with mental health needs and other needs as arise

  • Experience managing care and patient education for individuals with diabetes

  • Experience caring for diverse populations, including diverse religious/spiritual beliefs; racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds; diverse sexual orientations, and gender identities

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and other Characteristics

  • Excellent clinical judgment and critical thinking skills

  • Excellent written, verbal, and listening communication skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Ability to analyze policies, programs, and initiatives to make recommendations for quality improvement

  • A personal or professional commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through active planning and purposeful effort

Tammy Roehrich
151 West Lake Street 8031 Campus Delivery
Fort+Collins CO 80523-8031
United States