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Nurses are the frontline providers of Nevada’s healthcare services. They are essential in the delivery of day-to-day patient care in a variety of settings that reach beyond hospitals and clinics. For example, many nurses work in long-term care facilities, nursing homes, health maintenance organizations, and outpatient surgicenters. The need for nurses in virtually every healthcare setting has made nursing the largest healthcare profession in the U.S.

Overview of nursing roles
Nevada has three critical nursing roles: certified nursing assistant (CNA), licensed practical nurse (LPN), and registered nurse (RN). These roles differ in duties, certification requirements, and salaries.

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CNA training programs
CNAs typically complete an eight- to ten-week certificate program leading to licensure. Job duties may include dressing, feeding, and bathing patients. Nevada’s CNAs earn a median annual salary of $31,000. CNA programs are offered at schools such as Great Basin College, Western Nevada College, and Truckee Meadows Community College.

LPN training programs
LPN certificate programs typically last 12 to 18 months and include more advanced coursework and hands-on training. The job scope is more demanding and may include planning and managing patient care, taking vitals, and recording a patient’s medical history. Nevada’s LPNs earn an impressive $52,000 per year. College of Southern Nevada, Kaplan College, and Nevada Career Institute offer the state’s three approved prelicensure LPN programs.

RN training programs
Nevada’s aspiring RNs can choose to pursue either a two-year associate’s degree in nursing (ADN) or a four-year bachelor of science in nursing (BSN). RN responsibilities include independently administering medication, making critical patient care decisions, and planning preventative care. Registered nurses in Nevada earn more than $78,000 per year on average. The state has a dozen approved prelicensure RN programs, including a healthy mix of both ADN and BSN offerings.

To help those interested in pursuing nursing as a career, we have compiled below a complete list of Nevada schools offering accredited nursing programs.

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Las Vegas Valley

College of Southern Nevada
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Nevada Career Institute
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Nevada State College
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Roseman University of Health Sciences - Henderson
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • Veteran-to-BSN Pathway
Touro University Nevada
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
School City Programs offered
College of Southern Nevada Las Vegas
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Nevada Career Institute Las Vegas
  • Certificate in Practical Nursing
Nevada State College Henderson
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Roseman University of Health Sciences - Henderson Henderson
  • Accelerated Second Degree BSN
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
  • Veteran-to-BSN Pathway
Touro University Nevada Henderson
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
University of Nevada, Las Vegas Las Vegas
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Clinical Nurse Specialist
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Nursing Education
  • Post-Master's Certificate: Pediatric Nurse Practitioner

Reno

Carrington College - Reno
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Truckee Meadows Community College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Nevada, Reno
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
School City Programs offered
Carrington College - Reno Reno
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
Truckee Meadows Community College Reno
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
University of Nevada, Reno Reno
  • Bachelor of Science in Nursing
  • Doctor of Nursing Practice
  • MSN: Clinical Nurse Leader
  • MSN: Nursing Administration
  • Master of Science in Nursing
  • Post-Baccalaureate DNP
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion

Other Nevada cities

Great Basin College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Western Nevada College
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
School City Programs offered
Great Basin College Elko
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing
  • RN-to-BSN Degree Completion
Western Nevada College Carson City
  • Associate's Degree in Nursing