Denver, Colorado

Denver City Park in Sunset

Denver City Park At Sunset

There’s a reason (or actually quite a few) why Denver is always included in the top places to live –which is why we’ve decided to host four of our 2020 SutureStar workshops in this sought after city. Denver has raised the bar a mile high as far as quality of life, with recreation playing a major role. The Mile High City offers plenty of places to eat, drink and be merry within a 10-mile radius from downtown.

Ask any Coloradan what makes up the great Denver vibe and they’ll say, ‘it’s the beer.’ Colorado boasts the most microbreweries per capita – 7.3 exactly – which is more than any other state. Most breweries offer tours, but all of them offer delicious beverages to imbibe after a long day. Stop by Colorado’s oldest brewery – Wynkoop Brewery – or visit newer favorites like Great Divide Brewing Company or Denver Beer Company.  For some RNFA students, breweries are the perfect way to cool down after a full day of dynamic SutureStar training.

Perioperative nurses are known for drinking a lot of coffee and coke. But you need more to replenish your caregiving soul! You need great food, and Denver’s restaurants are up for the challenge. The Source is one of Denver’s newest food attractions that has a little bit of something for everyone. Located in Denver’s RiNo district, The Source is an artisan food market that is home to 15 merchants. Take some time to meander the 1800s ironworks building, stop for a cup of coffee at Boxcar, nosh on a taco at Comida and grab a delicious souvenir from Mondo Market.

Red Rock Amphitheatre, Denver, Colorado

Red Rock Amphitheatre, Denver, Colorado

Union Station has been a landmark of Denver since 1881, but recent renovations have made it a premiere destination for restaurants, bars, and shopping. Union Station has centralized locals’ favorite in the heart of downtown so that you don’t have to venture too far. Stop by Union Station’s Tattered Cover, a locally owned bookstore since 1971, for a weekend read. Union Station’s Snooze is a local favorite for breakfast and brunch of RNFA students. Union Station also has fine dining, a prohibition style bar, florist, coffee shops, and much more. Even just the architecture of this 100-year- old train station is enough of a reason to make the trip.

student5-minYour favorite musician doesn’t have to be in town for you to enjoy Colorado’s favorite music venue — Red Rocks Park and Amphitheater. This natural amphitheater was a project of the Works Progress Administration, and has been a destination location for musical acts like The Beatles, Jimi Hendrix, and The Grateful Dead. Several trails near the venue boast gorgeous views of the monolith, so bring some hiking boots, or even park at the visitor’s center and hike the 380 steps to get the best view in the house. Don’t forget to bring along the family or a perioperative partner!

Call 800-922-7747 for availability and register today! Note: SutureStar Workshops fill up fast (specialty workshops, such as CV and OB, are even more limited).