Nevada Nursing Colleges, Schools and Programs

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There isn’t a whole lot to Nevada other than a few large cities and a bunch of desert. In fact, nearly 60% of Nevada’s population resides in Las Vegas. The rest live in either Reno or Henderson, with a smaller percentage found in a few other cities scattered throughout the state. The word “Nevada” comes from the Sierra Nevada mountain range and literally means “snow-capped mountain range” in Spanish. While most of the state is desert, Nevada does have a beautiful range of mountains (the Sierra Nevadas) on its northwestern border. Within in the Sierra Nevadas lies Lake Tahoe, a favorite vacation and destination spot for residents from California, Nevada and surrounding states.

While Nevada’s economy was originally founded on mining, it later was refounded on what many people refer to as “vice industries”, including gaming and prostitution. Today Nevada has a growing economy which includes industries such as gaming, agriculture, mining, and tourism. Even though Nevada’s economy has been sluggish, it has a strong and vibrant healthcare sector. With a total population of nearly 3 million people, there is always demand for health care services and health care employers are always in need of qualified nurses.

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According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are roughly 18,000 nurses employed in Nevada making a mean annual salary of $75,000 a year. Job opportunities for nurses are going to be most prevalant in the largest cities in Nevada including Las Vegas, Henderson, Reno, Sunrise Manor, Paradise, Spring Valley, Enterprise, Sparks and Carson City. Some of the top employers of nurses in Nevada include University Medical Center, Renown Regional Medical Center, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, Valley Hospital Medical Center and Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center.

To become a nurse in Nevada you’ll need to earn a diploma or degree from an accredited nursing program and then pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). Earning a nursing diploma will qualify you to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). Most diploma programs take 1 to 2 years to complete. However, most employers are more interested in hiring registered nurses (RNs). To become an RN you must have an associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a bachelor’s of science in nursing (BSN). While either of these degrees will qualify you to become an RN, the BSN degree will offer you more career and education advancement opportunities.

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There are 11 colleges and universities in Nevada that offer nursing degree programs of varying degree levels. Explore nursing schools below.


Brightwood College-Las Vegas

Brightwood College-Las Vegas logo
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Student Enrollment: 423
Type of School: 2-year, Private for-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

College of Southern Nevada

College of Southern Nevada logo
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Student Enrollment: 33,556
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

Everest College-Henderson

Everest College-Henderson logo
Location: Henderson, NV
Student Enrollment: 287
Type of School: 2-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Associate

Great Basin College

Great Basin College logo
Location: Elko, NV
Student Enrollment: 3,396
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate, Bachelor's

Milan Institute-Sparks

Milan Institute-Sparks logo
Location: Sparks, NV
Student Enrollment: 258
Type of School: < 2-year, Private for-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate

Nevada State College

Nevada State College logo
Location: Henderson, NV
Student Enrollment: 3,747
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

Roseman University of Health Sciences

Roseman University of Health Sciences logo
Location: Henderson, NV
Student Enrollment: 1,486
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's

Truckee Meadows Community College

Truckee Meadows Community College logo
Location: Reno, NV
Student Enrollment: 10,873
Type of School: 2-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: No
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

University of Nevada-Las Vegas logo
Location: Las Vegas, NV
Student Enrollment: 29,702
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

University of Nevada-Reno

University of Nevada-Reno logo
Location: Reno, NV
Student Enrollment: 21,353
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

Western Nevada College

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Location: Carson City, NV
Student Enrollment: 3,569
Type of School: 4-year, Public
College Accredited: Yes
Online Nursing Programs: Yes
Nursing Degree Levels: Certificate, Associate

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