Nursing Schools in Nevada

With only a handful of nursing schools in Nevada, one would expect that Nevada was a sparsely populated state. On the contrary, however, the Silver State is the seventh largest in land area with a population of 2.6 million. Home to gorgeous Lake Tahoe and Red Rock Canyon, and of course, the world-renowned resort cities Las Vegas and Reno, over 40 million tourists visit the state year after year.

Between Nevada’s own residents and the huge number of visitors that flock to the state, it’s quite obvious that it needs so many more nurses than the 16,000 currently practicing there. The lack of nursing graduates with 4-year bachelor degrees, RNs for specialized areas such as critical care units, emergency rooms and operating rooms, and nurse educators for Nevada nursing schools is most significant. This means that opportunities abound not only for those just starting their nursing career but also those who are ready to pursue advanced degrees.

While there are only a handful of brick-and-mortar nursing schools in Nevada, the good news is, the few colleges and universities here such as the University of Nevada (with campuses in Reno and Las Vegas) do offer the whole range of bachelors and masters in nursing degrees and specializations.

Online nursing programs are also a viable option for those who are based far from the city, or those looking to advance their careers while working at the same time. Upon completing your degree, you can find employment in any of Nevada’s 29 listed hospitals, most of which are located in the major metropolitan areas, or in nursing homes and long term care facilities.

A registered nurse working in Nevada can earn an annual salary of $72,000, depending on experience, location, and type of facility. Information on state licensing and other issues concerning registered nursing in this state can be obtained from the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Employment: 16,100
Hourly Mean Wage: $35.07
Annual Mean Wage: $72,940
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

State Nursing Board: Nevada State Board of Nursing
State Nurses Association: Nevada Nurses Association
State Hospital Association: Nevada Hospital Association

Nevada Nursing Schools

School Name: Carrington College
Address: Las Vegas, NV / Reno, NV
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing, LPN/LVN
Accreditation: N/A
School Name: College of Southern Nevada
Address: 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, Nevada 89146-1164
Contact: (702) 651-5000
Website: www.csn.edu
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing, LPN to ADN, LPN/LVN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
School Name: Great Basin College
Address: 1500 College Pky, Elko, Nevada 89801
Contact: (775) 738-8493
Website: www.gbcnv.edu
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing, LPN to ADN, RN to BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
School Name: Nevada State College
Address: 1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, Nevada 89002
Contact: (702) 992-2000
Website: nsc.nevada.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Program Types: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, RN to BSN, Second Degree BSN
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
School Name: Touro University – Nevada
Address: Henderson, NV
Program Types: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Masters in Nursing, RN to BSN, Second Degree BSN
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
School Name: Truckee Meadows Community College
Address: 7000 Dandini Blvd, Reno, Nevada 89512-3999
Contact: (775) 673-7000
Website: www.tmcc.edu
Type of School: 2-year, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
School Name: University of Nevada-Las Vegas
Address: 4505 S Maryland Pky, Las Vegas, Nevada 89154
Contact: (702) 895-3011
Website: www.unlv.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Program Types: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Masters in Nursing, PhD in Nursing
Accreditation: CCNE accredited, NLNAC accredited
School Name: University of Nevada-Reno
Address: Reno, Nevada 89557
Contact: (775) 784-1110
Website: www.unr.edu/home/
Type of School: 4-year, Public
Program Types: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice, Masters in Nursing, RN to BSN
ONLINE PROGRAMS OFFERED
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
School Name: University of Southern Nevada
Address: 11 Sunset Way, Henderson, Nevada 89014
Contact: (702) 990-4433
Website: www.usn.edu
Type of School: 4-year, Private not-for-profit
Program Types: Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Second Degree BSN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
School Name: Western Nevada College
Address: 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, Nevada 89703-7399
Contact: (775) 445-3000
Website: www.wnc.edu
Type of School: 4-year, primarily associate’s, Public
Program Types: Associate Degree Nursing, LPN to ADN
Accreditation: NLNAC accredited
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