Nurse Practitioner (NP) Programs in Nevada

Nurse Practitioners in Nevada are referred to as Advanced Practitioners of Nursing or APN’s. In order to become certified as a nurse practitioner in Nevada, you must first complete a program designed specifically to prepare you to become an advanced practice nurse. Nurse practitioner is one of the most common APN specialties, but others that fall under this umbrella include clinical nurse specialist, nurse midwife, or nurse psychotherapist. Though not required, upon completion of your program, you should become nationally certified as an APN in your designated specialty. You may then apply for certification to practice as a Nurse Practitioner or other APN specialty in Nevada. (source: Nevada State Board of Nursing)

According to the Nevada State Board of Nursing, if you completed your APN program after 2005, you are required to have at minimum a master’s degree in nursing or another related area of health care to become a nurse practitioner. If you completed your program before 2005, a master’s degree is not required, however there are a number of other qualifications each of which can be found on the state board of nursing website at

Since most states today require that new nurse practitioners have a master’s level education and you must have an MSN to sit for the national certification exam, most NP programs are designed as MSN programs with a nurse practitioner or other APN concentration. Additionally, if you already have an your master’s in nursing, there are several NP track post master’s certificate programs available.

You will find that there are a limited number of campus based nurse practitioner programs in Nevada. This however has increased the popularity of online nurse practitioner programs for nurses in Nevada. Each of the programs that you find listed below is
accredited by a body recognized by the Nevada State Board of Nursing and completion of any of these will make you eligible to sit for national certification as well as become certified as an APN in Nevada. That being said, it is always a good idea to confirm with the state board of nursing directly that they will accept a particular nurse practitioner program before you enroll.

According to the Advance for Nurse Practitioners Salary Survey in 2007, the average salary for a nurse practitioner in Nevada was $84,527 per year.
Salaries often vary based upon factors such as where you reside, place of employment, experience, and specialization. For instance, those that practice as emergency care or neonatal NP’s often tend to have higher salaries on a national level.

Nurse Practitioner and Related Advanced Practice Nursing Programs in Nevada

Click here to find Schools based in Nevada that offer Nurse Practitoner Programs.

Maryville University

Maryville University – St. Louis offers two CCNE accredited online MSN Nurse Practitioner Programs: Family Nurse Practitioner and Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.

Programs Offered Online: MSN – (Family Nurse Practitioner -FNP, Adult Geriatric Nurse Practitioner – AGNP)

Spring Arbor University

The Spring Arbor University MSN programs are in the accreditation process with the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and are accredited by the The Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The MSN – Nurse Practitioner program is designed to prepare graduates to sit for National certification as an Adult and/or Gerontology Nurse Practitioner. Request information about these MSN programs today.

Programs Offered: Online MSN – (Concentrations: MSN/MBA, MSN/Education, MSN/Nurse Practitioner)

Frontier Nursing University – Distance Education

The Frontier Nursing University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of College and Schools. They offer online MSN Programs with post masters certificates in the following areas: Certified Nurse Midwifery (accredited by ACME), Women’s Health Care Nurse Practitioner (accredited by the NLNAC). FSMFN also offers an online DNP program accredited by the AACN.

Programs Offered: Online ADN – MSN (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery) , Online MSN – (Tracks: Nurse Midwifery), DNP (Online)

Graceland University – School of Nursing

The RN-BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN programs are CCNE and NLNAC accredited. RN to BSN and RN to BSN/MSN program Practicums can be completed in the student’s community.

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to BSN/MSN and MSN – (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Educator), Post-Graduate Certificate (Specializations: Family Nurse Practitioner, Nurse Education), Doctor of Nursing Practice DNP (Online)

Regis University – Loretto Height School of Nursing

The Regis University School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: RN to BSN, RN to MS in Nursing (Tracks: Leadership in Health Care Systems – Management or Education), Online DNP – (Tracks: Advanced Practice Nursing, Advanced Leadership in Health Care)

Schools Based in Nevada Offering Nurse Practitioner Programs

Touro University Nevada School of Nursing

The School of Nursing holds full approval status granted by the Nevada State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE).

Programs Offered: Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN), RN to BSN (Fully Online), BSN – MSN, DNP

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

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Program Offered: MSN- FNP Track, Pediatric NP Track

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

University of Nevada, Reno – Orvis School of Nursing

Program Offered: MSN- FNP Track

Contact Information:
University of Nevada Reno
College of Human & Community Sciences
Reno, Nevada 89557-0052
PH: 775-784-6841

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