Nursing Schools in Nevada - NV

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Nursing programs in Nevada are graduating more registered nurses than in previous years but it has not been enough to keep up with the demand for highly skilled and educated nurses. Nevada’s most significant shortage is of registered nurses with two or four year degrees working in hospitals as well as nurse educators at the Nevada nursing schools. Unfortunately, many of the Nevada nursing schools do not have the ability to continue increasing enrollment because they do not have the nursing faculty to teach the courses or instruct clinical training. Many well qualified nursing school applicants are turned away each year. However, 2010 saw the largest unduplicated enrollment of nursing students in Nevada nursing schools at 2089 students (Graduate and Undergraduate combined). This is a sign that the actions Nevada nursing schools, nursing organizations and the state have taken are gaining headway on the nursing shortage.

Learn more about the requirements to become a Nurse in Nevada as well as what the future may hold for the profession and new nurses currently entering the field.

Nevada Nursing Job Outlook and Salary Information

Nevada is the fastest growing state in the country and is experiencing a critical nursing shortage trying to match nurse to patient ratio. In fact, Nevada has one of the lowest nurse to patient ratios in the country at 520 nurses per 100,000 people. The shortage is felt most acutely in such specialized areas as critical care units, emergency rooms and operating rooms. What this means is that there has not been a better time to start or advance your nursing career in Nevada.

Several Southern Nevada hospital and nursing executives estimated the average starting salary for newly graduated RNs in Nevada was about $21 per hour, or about $43,680 annually and as of more recently these numbers have increased. In specialty areas Nevada nursing salaries can jump to $35 or more.

If you are a registered nurse looking to move to Nevada or you are a potential nursing student in Nevada, it is worth considering the fact that Nevada has no state income tax and even though California nursing salaries may be higher in some areas, nurses in Nevada will still take home more money each year. Learn more about the job opportunities in Northern Nevada by exploring the ItsAboutJobs.com website. ItsAboutJobs.com is a free resource for exploring career training and career opportunities in Northern Nevada. They offer the most comprehensive collection of job postings in Northern Nevada.

Many Nevada hospitals are offering great incentives to registered nurses. Valley Health System's Adopt-a-Student program offers RN students in their final two years of training money each semester for books and tuition. Students must agree to work at a Valley Health Systems medical facility for two years after graduation. Other hospitals are offering tuition reimbursement programs for nursing students and registered nurses who wish to advance their nursing education.

Online Nursing Schools in Nevada

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Nevada State Board of Nursing Approved Associate's Degree Nursing (ADN) Programs

Kaplan College

The ADN program is approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: Associate's in Nursing, Diploma - Practical Nursing

Carrington College - Las Vegas and Reno

Carrington College offers an Associate's of Applied Science in Nursing degree program in Las Vegas, NV that holds provisional approval by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. A new Carrington College campus has just opened in Reno, NV offering an Associate's of Applied Science in nursing. The Reno AAS Nursing program also holds provisional approval status by the Nevada Board of Nursing. Graduates of programs with provisional approval status are eligible for Nevada licensure.

Programs Offered: Associate's of Applied Science in Nursing

College of Southern Nevada (ADN) Health Science Center
6375 West Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146

Great basin College- ADN Program
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801

Truckee Meadows Community College- ADN Nursing Program
7000 Dandini Blvd RDMT 417
Reno, NV 89512

Western Nevada College Allied Health Programs- ADN
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89701

National University Nursing Program- ADN Provisional Approval Only
2850 W Horizon Pkwy #301
Henderson, NV 89052

     

BSN Programs Approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing

University of Southern Nevada

The BSN program is approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), Accelerated BSN

Touro University Nevada School of Nursing

The BSN program and the School of Nursing hold full approval status granted by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), RN to BSN, BSN - MSN, Entry-Level Master's Program, DNP

Touro University Nevada School of Nursing, 874 American Pacific Drive, Henderson, NV 89014

University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Nursing

The BSN program and the School of Nursing hold full approval status granted by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), RN to BSN, BSN - MSN, Entry-Level Master's Program, DNP

School of Nursing, Bigelow Health Sciences (BHS) - Room 419, 4505 Maryland Parkway, Box 453018, Las Vegas, Nevada, 89154-3018, PH: 702-895-3360

University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, Nevada 89154
PH: 702-895-3360

University of Nevada, RenoOrvis School of NursingCollege of Human & Community Sciences
Reno, Nevada 89557-0052
PH: 775-784-6841

Nevada State College Nursing Program
1125 Nevada State Drive
Henderson, NV 89015
PH: 702-992-2000

University of Southern Nevada
11 Sunset Way
Henderson, NV 89014-2333
PH: 702-990-4433

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