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Nevada Nursing Schools

Accredited Nursing Schools in Nevada

In Nevada and in other US states, our experts help nursing students and nursing schools connect. Below is our list of nursing schools in Nevada accredited by at least one of the two major US nursing commissions: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and National League for Nursing Accreditation Commission (NLNAC or NLN). Browse our list of accredited online nursing schools and Nevada campus locations, then request free information from any or all Nevada nursing schools that have provided online information request forms. To view another US state, please visit our all nursing schools guide home page.

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Nevada Nursing Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate of Science in Nursing LPN to ASN
    Note: commonly referred to as LPN to Registered Nurse LPN to RN
  • Licensed Practical Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LPN to BSN
  • Licensed Vocational Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing LVN to BSN
    Note: LVN to BSN please select "LPN to BSN" when requesting info
  • Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing RN to BSN
  • Diploma/Foreign Trained RN to BSN (must be licensed RN)
  • Registered Nurse to Master of Science in Nursing RN to MSN
  • Master of Science in Nursing MSN, BSN to MSN

Nevada Healthcare Degrees: Request Free Info

  • Bachelor of Business Administration with Minor in Healthcare
  • Bachelor of Science in Health Information Management (Informatics)
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Science in Public Administration with Healthcare Minor
  • Master of Business Administration MBA Healthcare Management
  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration

Accredited Nursing Schools in Nevada

RNs: Registered nurses in Nevada must complete an approved nursing education program to be eligible for licensure. This can be accomplished by earning a nursing diploma, an associate degree in nursing or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from an accredited college, university or specialized hospital program approved by the Nevada Board of Nursing. It should be noted that many major health care providers now prefer to hire nurses with a bachelor’s degree in the field. After completing a nursing program, prospective nurses must pass the national NCLEX-RN examination. RNs must submit fingerprints for a criminal background check before they can become licensed or renew their license. RNs must complete 30 hours of continuing education to renew their license. There are approximately 16,100 RNs working in Nevada.

LPNs: To become an LPN in Nevada, one must successfully complete a state-approved nursing education program. LPN programs are available at community colleges, junior colleges and technical/vocational schools and typically take a year to complete. The programs include both classroom study and patient care and typically result in an LPN certificate or diploma. Once the student has completed the program, he or she must pass the national NCLEX-PN examination to be able to legally practice nursing in the state. Just like RNs, LPNs must complete 30 hours of nursing-related continuing education in order to renew their license. About 2,170 Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) work in the state of Nevada.

The Best Cities in Nevada for Nursing Jobs

  • Las Vegas. A city known for its neon lights, gambling and gaming, Las Vegas has built an entire booming industry based on tourism and entertainment. Las Vegas is the largest city in Nevada with more than 583,000 people and approximately 1.9 million people if you include the surrounding metro area. The health care industry also thrives here, putting many areas nurses to work.
    • RNs: The Las Vegas-Paradise area employs approximately 11,590 RNs with the average salary coming to $72,950 annually.
    • LPNs: The Las Vegas-Paradise area employs approximately 1,590 LPNs with the average salary coming to $48,460 annually.
  • Reno. The bustling city of Reno is the fourth-largest city in Nevada and home to more than 220,000 people. It is famous for its casinos and gaming and has been nicknamed "The Biggest Little City in the World." It is often grouped in with a neighboring city, Sparks, into one big metro area. It is home to many fun annual events, such as the Great Reno Balloon Race and Hot August Nights, a classic car convention.
    • RNs: The Reno-Sparks area employs approximately 3,060 RNs with the average salary coming to $ 72,600 annually.
    • LPNs: The Reno-Sparks area employs approximately 340 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $46,250 annually.
  • Carson City. Carson City, Nevada’s capital, is home to more than 52,000 people and has some of Nevada’s highest nursing salaries on average. It has a desert climate due to the proximity of the Sierra Nevada Mountains, which block Pacific moisture from getting through. As with many state capitals, state government employs many people here, but a hospital also serves the area, putting nurses in the area to work as well.
    • RNs: The Carson City area employs approximately 690 RNs, with the average salary coming to $82,170 annually.
    • LPNs: The Carson City area employs approximately 110 LPNs, with the average salary coming to $48,950 annually.

Major Hospitals in Nevada.

  • Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center. Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center is Las Vegas’ largest acute care hospital and is ranked the number one hospital in the Las Vegas metro area by U.S. News & World Report. Sunrise is known for its comprehensive heart and vascular care as well as its comprehensive cancer care services. The center includes an accredited Chest Pain Center, The Nevada Neuroscience Institute and the Epilepsy Center at Sunrise. It is a Level II trauma and ER center.
  • Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center. Desert Springs Hospital Medical Center, often dubbed "the Heart Hospital," is a 286-bed acute care center situated in Southeast Las Vegas. The hospital provides 24/7 emergency care to its service area and is nationally recognized for its diabetes, cardiac, stroke and bariatric surgery programs. The hospital has served the Las Vegas area since 1971.
  • St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center. St. Mary’s Regional Medical Center is situated in Reno and serves Northern Nevada. It was founded in 1908 by the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael. St. Mary’s has 380 licensed beds and employs 2,200 people, making it a major employer in its area. The medical center is the only faith-based health care organization in the region and is a member of Catholic Healthcare West.
  • Renown Regional Medical Center. Renown Regional Medical Center, situated in Reno, is the region’s only Level II trauma center. Health care services include: heart care, cancer care, neuroscience, orthopedics, surgery, intensive care and women’s and children’s services. Attached to the center is the area’s only Children’s Hospital. The medical center is known for offering access to the largest number of clinical research trials in the region.
  • Carson Tahoe Hospital. Carson Tahoe Hospital is situated in Carson City and first opened its doors in 1949. Health care services here include: cardiovascular care, cancer care, surgical services, care for women and children, emergency services, outpatient care, rehabilitation services and behavioral health services. The hospital offers high-tech treatment and award-winning resources, as well as focusing on compassionate care.

Nevada State College School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Henderson, Nevada
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN
School Founded In: 2002
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.nsc.nevada.edu

University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN, PHD
School Founded In: 1957
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.unlv.edu

University of Nevada Reno School of Nursing
Nursing School Location: Reno, Nevada
Nursing Degree Programs: BSN, MSN
School Founded In: 1874
Nursing Accredited By: Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE)
Nursing School Website: http://www.unr.edu