Get Your Nursing Degree in Nevada

Don't Gamble with Your Career

Nevada faces many of the same industry woes as do other states, namely a huge shortage of staff nurses as well as post-graduate degreed nurse educators, the professionals that have been teaching new nurses. AND there are only a handful of brick and mortar schools in the state.

Most of this is good news if you're going into nursing. And if you're an experienced nurse now's the time to consider a strategic return to school for an advanced degree or certificate program. Take that job to the next level on the ladder, already.

Las Vegas Strip at Night, With Moon in the Background.

You'll find the choice of nursing schools a bit slim comparatively, however just about every type of nursing program is offered somewhere in Nevada. You can choose from these types of nursing degrees or programs: practical nurse program, diploma, Associates, BSN, and MSN. But you'll find a good number of schools across the country now offering a nursing PhD. as well.

Types of Nursing Programs in Nevada

Check out the list below. You'll find certain types of nursing degrees offered through certain types of schools:

Career Factors Affecting Nevada Nurses

Career mobility is in your hands.
Truth about nursing is this: it's about one of the most transparent fields going. You can move laterally and vertically with ease. Online nursing degrees also have come of age and make it virtually impossible to have any excuse anymore for failing to seek higher degrees. You can study from home and most programs are now accredited and widely respected.

Nursing stays solid regardless of economic despair.
Few jobs remain upright when the economy sours. Nursing is consistently rock solid in Nevada. Jobs sit vacant in most hospitals.

If you're planning on building a nursing career in Nevada consider the salaries and job options. First, hospitals remain the number one largest employer for nurses everywhere. You'll find 29 hospitals (1) listed in Nevada and most of these are small- to mid-size. Larger hospitals are clustered in Reno or Las Vegas and probably pay a bit more than those in rural communities.

Reno at Night.

Take a job as a staff RN in Las Vegas and your salary will average somewhere between $57,000 and $68,000.(2) However, a few factors can drive this range up or down including education, experience, specialization and type of facility.

For information on state nursing licensure and issues specific to Nevada nurses, visit the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

Nevada Nursing Schools Offering Some Online Programs

Nevada State College — Henderson
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

University of Nevada — Reno
Orvis School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

University of Phoenix
CCNE Accredited

Search our big list of online nursing schools for many more distance education opportunities.

Campus-based Nursing Schools in Nevada

Community College of Southern Nevada — Las Vegas
NLNAC Accredited

Great Basin College — Elko
NLNAC Accredited

Kaplan College — Las Vegas

Nevada State College — Henderson
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Touro University Nevada — Henderson
School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

Truckee Meadows Community College — Reno
Department of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

University of Nevada — Las Vegas
NLNAC Accredited

University of Nevada — Reno
Orvis School of Nursing
CCNE Accredited

University of Southern Nevada — Henderson
College of Nursing
NLNAC Accredited

Western Nevada Community College — Carson City
Allied Health Programs
NLNAC Accredited

1 American Hospital Directory
2 Salary.com

 

 

 

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