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Practical Nursing Programs in Nevada

Practical Nursing in Nevada is a rapidly growing segment of the nursing profession. It is one of the most direct entry points into the field of health care and licensed practical nurses also find themselves moving forward to becoming registered nurses later in their careers. In order to become a LPN in Nevada, you must graduate from a practical nurse training program approved by the State Board of Nursing. Upon graduation you will be able to sit for the NCLEX-PN exam. Once it has been verified that you have passed the exam, you will be eligible to apply for licensure as a practical nurse in the state of Nevada.

The Nevada State Board of Nursing has approved pre-licensure practical nurses that are enrolled in a state board approved LPN program to practice as apprentice nurses under the supervision of of the director of nursing at a health care facility. The pre-licensure nurse is able to develop valuable hands on nursing skills by practicing in a clinical setting while completing their training program. Each practical nurse apprentice is restricted in the duties that they may perform, but these duties and responsibilities increase with time and as their competence is proven. After graduating from a LPN program in Nevada, you will need to obtain an interim permit to practice as a practical nurse until you receive passing results from the NCLEX-PN and are able to apply for licensure.

According to salary data compiled from 14,489 LPN's in Nevada, as of March, 2009, the average salary of a practical nurse in Nevada is $47,840 per year. (source: http://www.ihirenursing.com/t-LPN-s-Nevada-salary.html) Salaries can vary and are often based upon factors such as place of employment, geographical location, and experience.

It is important to remember that in order for a new practical nurse to become licensed in Nevada, you must complete a LPN program that is approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing. Below you will find these approved programs. Take the first step in your practical nursing career by requesting information to learn more about a particular program today. You may also be interested in learning more about schools that offer Associate Degrees in Nursing in Nevada or even Medical Assistant Programs in Nevada.

Pre-Licensure Nursing and LPN Programs in Nevada



Nevada Campus Schools:

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Nightingale College
Campus Locations:   Ogden
Programs: Registered Nursing


Everest College
Campus Locations:   Henderson
Programs: Diploma - Nursing , Diploma - Medical Assistant


Roseman University
Campus Locations:   Las Vegas | South Jordan
Programs: Accelerated BSN


Milan Institute
Campus Locations:   Sparks
Programs: Nursing Assistant , Medical Assisting


Pima Medical Institute
Campus Locations:   Las Vegas
Programs: Medical Assistant



Online Schools:

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Post University
Online Programs:   Certificate: Legal Nurse Consulting


Harrison College
Online Programs:   Nursing , Medical Assistant


The College Network
Online Programs:   LPN/LVN to RN - AS in Nursing (Licensed LPN/LVNs only) , LPN/LVN to RN - BS in Nursing - Indiana St. - (Licensed LPN/LVNs only)


Liberty University
Online Programs:   BS in Nursing (RN to BSN) , Undergraduate Certificate in Health Sciences


Chamberlain College of Nursing
Online Programs:   RN to BSN Online Option


South University, Online Programs
Online Programs:   Nursing (RN to BSN)


Grand Canyon University
Online Programs:   B.S. in Nursing (Registered Nurse - R.N. to B.S.N)

College of Southern Nevada

Programs Offered: Certificate - Practical Nursing

Campus location information:

  • Health Science Center, W1A
    6375 West Charleston Boulevard
    Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
    702-651-5684

Western Nevada College

Programs Offered: Certificate - Practical Nursing

Campus location information:

  • 2201 West College Parkway Carson City, Nevada 89701 775-445-3295

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