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Nevada RN Programs

Free guide to state-approved RN education programs in Nevada

Registered Nursing Education Programs in Nevada

It is widely believed that when the economy takes a turn for the worse, interest in health care careers increases. Now is an exciting time to purse a nursing degree due to the availability of jobs, number of RN programs available to interested students, and the job security that being an RN degree will provide.

Prior to pursuing one of the Nevada RN programs you first need to consider what area of the health care field that you would like to pursue a career in. Several RN programs offer specialty tracks that you may want to consider prior to enrolling. RN programs that are offered at the associate degree level can be completed through a Junior College. Community Colleges tend to be a more cost effective option for students while providing the added bonus of typically offering night and weekend courses while completing your pre-requisite course work.

The Nevada RN programs are typically able to be completed in approximately 14 to 19 months, after completion of pre-requisite course work. Your pre-requisite course work will include classes in English composition, Biological sciences, human anatomy and physiology, chemistry, psychology and sociology. All Nevada RN programs operate as “limited entry” programs, meaning that admission is determined by a combination of your GPA, completion of pre-requisite coursework, and your personal interview.

There are several factors that you need to consider when selecting an RN program. The most crucial factor is ensuring that the program that you choose is accredited by both the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. and the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Putting your time, effort and energy into a program that does not meet both the NLNAC and the Nevada State Board of Nursing standards might limit your future career options.

Like most states, Nevada requires all RN’s to be licensed by the state. Licensure in Nevada requires that you graduate from an approved school of nursing and pass the RN licensing exam. In addition to these requirements, the Nevada Nurse Practice Act (NRS 632.140) states that any candidates for RN licensure needs to be of strong moral character and in good physical and mental health. Any prior convictions of a felony prior to, during, or after completion of an RN program in the state of Nevada may prevent you from earning a registered nurse license.

Nevada Associates Degree RN Programs

Carrington College Reno Campus

5580 Kietzke Lane
Reno, Nevada 89511

College of Southern Nevada

Health Science Center, W1A
6375 West Charleston Boulevard
Las Vegas, Nevada 89146

Everest College

170 N. Stephanie Street
Henderson, Nevada 89014
702-567-1920, x220

Great Basin College

1500 College Parkway
Elko, Nevada 89801

ITT Technical Institute

168 N. Gibson Road
Henderson, Nevada 89014

Kaplan College

3535 W. Sahara Avenue
Las Vegas, Nevada 89102

National University

2850 W. Horizon Parkway #301
Henderson, Nevada 89052
702 -531 -7800

Truckee Meadows Community College

7000 Dandini Boulevard RDMT 417
Reno, Nevada 89512

Western Nevada College

2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, Nevada 89703

Accredited Nevada RN Schools

See our complete list of qualified RN nursing education programs in the state of Nevada. The schools listed here offer pre-licensure nursing programs that meet the registered nursing education requirements set forth by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Although the schools listed on this page are accredited by the Nevada Board of Nursing and approved by the state of Nevada, they might not be accredited by national organizations such as the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC). Individuals should check to see if the state-approved nursing school they are considering also enjoys national accreditation status if they are seeking a school with both accreditations.

Nevada Bachelor Degree RN Programs

Nevada State College

1125 Nevada State Drive
Henderson, Nevada 89015

Touro University

874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, Nevada 89014

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154

University of Nevada, Reno

Orvis School of Nursing
College of Human & Community Sciences
Reno, Nevada 89557

University of Southern Nevada

11 Sunset Way
Henderson, Nevada 89014

Resources for Nurses and Nursing Students in Nevada

Nevada Board of Nursing
Nevada Nurses Association
Loan Repayment & Scholarship Programs in Nevada
Bonnie Fang Nursing Scholarship
Northern Nevada Nurses of Achievement Scholarships
Scholarships for Minorities
Nevada Nurses Foundation & Legacy Scholarships
Nevada Nurse Practitioner Scholarships
Nevada State Elks Association Nursing Scholarship