Find a nursing school near you

Programs include LPN/LVN, ADN, BSN, MSN, and more

There are several common nursing roles in the United States, including certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), and registered nurse (RN). Registered nurses comprise the largest group of nursing professionals, with more than 17,000 RNs employed in Nevada alone. The role’s popularity may be due in part to its attractive salary: Nevada’s RNs earn almost $80,000 per year on average.

Associate’s degree in nursing overview
There are several distinct pathways to nursing licensure. One of the most popular choices is the associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) program. In fact, over 45 percent of all nurses in the country were initially educated at the associate’s degree level. This program typically spans two years and focuses on holistic education that emphasizes skills like communication, interpersonal relationships, and clinical experience.

Find a school

ADN programs in Nevada
Thanks to the robust demand for quality RNs, a number of top schools in Nevada offer ADN programs. This includes several public schools like College of Southern Nevada, Great Basin College, and Western Nevada College. Nevada also has well-established private colleges with ADN programs, including Everest College in Henderson, Kaplan College in Las Vegas, and Carrington College in Reno. With the breadth of available programs, prospective students can find one that fits their busy schedule. For example, Great Basin College offers evening classes, which may be helpful for those who have to balance work and study.

For those keen on pursuing an associate’s degree in nursing, we have compiled below a list of Nevada’s top ADN programs.

Featured Schools

Las Vegas Valley

College of Southern Nevada
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-3 2013)
Everest College - Henderson
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 88.0% NCLEX pass rate (Q1-3 2013 through Q1-3 2013)
Kaplan College - Las Vegas
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 68.4% NCLEX pass rate (Q1-3 2013 through Q1-3 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
College of Southern Nevada
Associate's Degree in Nursing 91.5% 2009 to Q1-3 2013
Everest College - Henderson
Associate's Degree in Nursing 88.0% Q1-3 2013 to Q1-3 2013
Kaplan College - Las Vegas
Associate's Degree in Nursing 68.4% Q1-3 2013 to Q1-3 2013

Reno

Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 97.5% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-3 2013)
Carrington College - Reno
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.0% NCLEX pass rate (2011 through Q1-3 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Truckee Meadows Community College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 97.5% 2009 to Q1-3 2013
Carrington College - Reno
Associate's Degree in Nursing 91.0% 2011 to Q1-3 2013

Other Nevada cities

Western Nevada College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 92.9% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-3 2013)
Great Basin College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing: 91.7% NCLEX pass rate (2009 through Q1-3 2013)
School Program NCLEX score Time period
Western Nevada College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 92.9% 2009 to Q1-3 2013
Great Basin College
Associate's Degree in Nursing 91.7% 2009 to Q1-3 2013