Best Ranked 7 RN
Programs in Nevada

RN Programs in Nevada

Ranked RN and BSN Programs in Nevada

After evaluating 1,209 ADN, 794 BSN, 2,022 campus and 383 online RN programs, we ranked RN programs against criteria nurses found to be most valuabale. We spent $27,700 on this unique list that has helped more than 3,000 nurses apply to the right program for their career goals. Find NCLEX passing scores, tuition rates, nursing program accreidtation, institution accreditation and more. Expore our RN-ADN and RN-BSN rankings for Nevada in the listings below.

There are several accredited universities in Nevada for registered nurses who want enrich their career by enrolling in an RN or BSN program. These programs generally build on prior nursing and liberal arts education. They are designed to enhance educational mobility and strengthen health and leadership abilities. Programs are built under the assumption that registered nurses have a solid nursing foundation. Students can complete this program online or on campus. There are both part-time and full-time options available. It is recommended that nurses research all options available to ensure that they find the program that best fits their needs.

[state_name] Best Ranked RN Programs in by RNCareers.org

Ranked Schools : 7

Evaluated Schools : 12

RN Programs in Nevada

While there are a variety of ADN programs in Nevada, not all offer an RN option.  Interestingly, some schools require that their RN students obtain a certified nursing assistant (CNA) certification prior to enrollment, which means that there are some subjects (such as the taking of vital signs) that do not need to be taught to students.
See our methodology for ranking ADN and BSN programs.

RANKED 1

Truckee Meadows Community College RN Programs in NV [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.903198.06%

Truckee Meadows Community College

  • 7000 Dandini Blvd, Reno, NV - 89512-3999
  • (775) 673-7000

Truckee Meadows Community College is located in Reno, Nevada.  The Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program is an ADN program.  Their program is full-time program.  It is also unique in that it requires its students to complete a certified nursing assistant (CNA) program prior to applying.

  • Campus: Reno, NV
  • Net Price: $8,492.00
  • Enrollment: 11,204
  • Transfer Out Rate: 14.20%
  • Loan Default Rate: 20.50%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 2.17%
  • Graduation Rate: 21.00%
  • Median Borrowing: $7,000.00
  • Median Payment: $73.09
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 2

Great Basin College RN Programs in NV [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: 4.7115194.23%

Great Basin College

  • 1500 College Parkway, Elko, NV - 89801
  • (775) 738-8493

Great Basin College is located in various locations in Nevada, with its nursing programs being located in Elko, Pahrump and Winnemucca.  Nursing programs are offered beginning in the fall semester and students are awarded an associate's degree upon completion.  At this time, they do not offer an LPN to RN.  They do,however, offer an online RN to BSN program

  • Campus: Elko, NV
  • Net Price: $8,911.00
  • Enrollment: 3,164
  • Loan Default Rate: 16.90%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 24.87%
  • Graduation Rate: 53.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $8,896.00
  • Median Payment: $92.88
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 3

Western Nevada College RN Programs in NV [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.6945193.89%

Western Nevada College

  • 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV - 89703-7399
  • (775) 445-3000

Western Nevada College is located in Carson City, Nevada.  They offer an ADN degree program.  Their program does offer a limited number of admittance of first semester students into their nursing program.  At this time, they do not offer an LPN to RN option.

  • Campus: Carson City, NV
  • Net Price: $9,922.00
  • Enrollment: 3,975
  • Transfer Out Rate: 25.20%
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.00%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 42.25%
  • Graduation Rate: 19.30%
  • Median Borrowing: $9,500.00
  • Median Payment: $99.19
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 4

Carrington College-Reno RN Programs in NV [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.5805191.61%

Carrington College-Reno

  • 5580 Kietzke Ln, Reno, NV - 89511
  • (775) 335-2900

Carrington College has multiple campuses across eight states, one of which is in Reno, Nevada.  They offer a practical nursing program, an RN program and a bridge program, for LPNs seeking a degree as an RN.  Carrington College is a network of campuses that focus on educating healthcare professionals, using “hands-on” training.

  • Campus: Reno, NV
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED 5

College of Southern Nevada RN Programs in NV [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 4.558191.16%

College of Southern Nevada

  • 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV - 89146-1164
  • (702) 651-5000

College of Southern Nevada is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  CSN offers a practical nursing program, an associate's degree program and an LPN to RN program.  The LPN to RN program is designed as a full-time program, but can also be modified to be a part-time program if needed, making it more flexible for the working nurse.

  • Campus: Las Vegas, NV
  • Net Price: $7,428.00
  • Enrollment: 34,177
  • Transfer Out Rate: 19.50%
  • Loan Default Rate: 20.20%
  • Institution Accreditation: NWCCU
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 18.92%
  • Graduation Rate: 9.10%
  • Median Borrowing: $8,250.00
  • Median Payment: $86.14
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 6

Kaplan College-Las Vegas RN Programs in NV [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 3.3355166.71%

Kaplan College-Las Vegas

  • 3535 W. Sahara Avenue, Las Vegas, NV - 89102
  • (702) 368-2338

  • Campus: Las Vegas, NV
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 7

ITT Technical Institute-Henderson RN Programs in NV [state_name]

ADN

Overall Score: 2.672153.44%

ITT Technical Institute-Henderson

  • 168 N Gibson Rd, Henderson, NV - 89014
  • (702) 558-5404

  • Campus: Henderson, NV
  • Net Price: $22,951.00
  • Enrollment: 469
  • Loan Default Rate: 22.40%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Private For-Profit
  • Net Price Change: 2.16%
  • Graduation Rate: 32.70%
  • Median Borrowing: $23,217.00
  • Median Payment: $242.41
  • Award Levels: Associate
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

Nevada RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Before a candidate can obtain permanent licensure in the state of Nevada, there are a few requirements that must be completed. A criminal background check through a fingerprint card is one requirement. When this has been completed, the nursing candidate must register to take the NCLEX exam through the Pearson VUE website, pay the fee, and schedule the test when authorization to test has been obtained. Registered Nurses who apply for licensure by examination will be required to pay $100 to the Nevada Board of Nurses. Candidates who fail the first attempt at the NCLEX will be invalidated. Registered nurses are encouraged to join the Nevada Nurses Association but membership is not directly correlated to licensure.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

A registered nurse who obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states may be eligible for a reciprocal license. The nurse must submit license verification and pay $105 for the endorsement fee. An endorsement candidate may work under a temporary permit while waiting for the background check to be processed. Processing can take a great length of time so fingerprinting should be done early. Candidates who put in a request for an application from the Board will be granted a fingerprint card that will be taken to a fingerprinting agency in the current stat. There is an additional $51.25 fee for processing.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who obtained completed a program abroad will be required to go through the CGFNS evaluation process before being authorized to take the NCLEX exam. Internationally educated nurses often need to demonstrate English proficiency. This can be completed through TOEFL. Candidates educated in an English speaking country will be exempt.

[state_name] Best Ranked RN and BSN Programs in by RNCareers.org

Ranked Schools : 5

Evaluated Schools : 6

BSN Programs in Nevada

Registered nurses who wish to grow as a professional can advance in their career and open new opportunities by pursing a Bachelors of Science in Nursing. Admission to most programs requires that nurses have completed the prerequisites, obtained a Nevada RN license, and had a 3.0 GPA in most of the prerequisite courses. Some courses that may b required include:
  • Concepts and Theories of Professional Nursing Practice
  • Nursing Research Methods
  • Community and Population Health
  • Advanced Leadership and Management Principles
  • Synthesis of Professional Issues in Nursing
  • Dimensions of Health & Wellness
  • Nursing Leadership
  • Biology of Aging

RANKED 1

University of Nevada-Las Vegas RN Programs in NV [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.828196.56%

University of Nevada-Las Vegas

  • 4505 S Maryland Pky, Las Vegas, NV - 89154
  • (702) 895-3011

University of Nevada – Las Vegas is located in Las Vegas, Nevada.  UNLV offers a BSN program as well as various graduate level nursing programs and post-graduate certificates.  They also offer an RN to BSN pathway; if elected, they may take three courses within the MSN program, which would ultimately shorten the graduate pathway by six to nine credits.

  • Campus: Las Vegas, NV
  • Net Price: $12,184.00
  • Enrollment: 23,097
  • Loan Default Rate: 8.80%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 22.54%
  • Graduation Rate: 42.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $15,224.00
  • Median Payment: $158.96
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 2

University of Nevada-Reno RN Programs in NV [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.6945193.89%

University of Nevada-Reno

  • North Virginia Street, Reno, NV - 89557
  • (775) 784-1110

University of Nevada – Reno is located in Reno, Nevada.  The Orvis School of Nursing offers a BSN program and an RN to BSN program, along with multiple graduate level options.  The RN to BSN program can be completed online.

  • Campus: Reno, NV
  • Net Price: $15,422.00
  • Enrollment: 15,694
  • Loan Default Rate: 5.10%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 9.17%
  • Graduation Rate: 51.40%
  • Median Borrowing: $13,000.00
  • Median Payment: $135.73
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 3

Nevada State College RN Programs in NV [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.6355192.71%

Nevada State College

  • 1125 Nevada State Drive, Henderson, NV - 89002
  • (702) 992-2000

Nevada State College is located in Henderson, Nevada.  Their nursing program has multiple options; they offer a regular track, which is a BSN program for the “typical” student.  They offer a part-time track, which allows a pre-licensure student to attend school for their BSN on a part-time basis.  They also offer an RN to BSN program, which is completed online.  They accent 48 new students each spring and fall, and 32 students each summer.

  • Campus: Henderson, NV
  • Net Price: $11,611.00
  • Enrollment: 3,377
  • Loan Default Rate: 6.90%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 54.55%
  • Graduation Rate: 13.80%
  • Median Borrowing: $11,682.00
  • Median Payment: $121.97
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : CCNE

RANKED 4

Roseman University of Health Sciences RN Programs in NV [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 4.622192.44%

Roseman University of Health Sciences

  • 11 Sunset Way, Henderson, NV - 89014
  • (702) 990-4433

Roseman University of Health Sciences is located in Henderson, Nevada.  The school began as a school of pharmacy in 1999, and has evolved into a university for health professionals.  They offer a BSN program, an accelerated BSN program and an RN to BSN program. The accelerated program is designed for students either with a prior bachelor's degree or at least 65 college credits.

 

  • Campus: Henderson, NV
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

RANKED 5

Touro University Nevada RN Programs in NV [state_name]

BSN

Overall Score: 3.8925177.85%

Touro University Nevada

  • 874 American Pacific Drive, Henderson, NV - 89014
  • (877) 575-8687

  • Campus: Henderson, NV
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Private Not-For-Profit
  • Award Levels: Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) :

RANKED N/A

Great Basin College RN Programs in NV [state_name]

ADN / BSN

Overall Score: N/A

Great Basin College

  • 1500 College Parkway, Elko, NV - 89801
  • (775) 738-8493

Great Basin College is located in various locations in Nevada, with its nursing programs being located in Elko, Pahrump and Winnemucca.  Nursing programs are offered beginning in the fall semester and students are awarded an associate's degree upon completion.  At this time, they do not offer an LPN to RN.  They do,however, offer an online RN to BSN program

  • Campus: Elko, NV
  • Net Price: $8,911.00
  • Enrollment: 3,164
  • Loan Default Rate: 16.90%
  • Programs: Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Offered as: Campus, Online
  • Type: Public
  • Net Price Change: 24.87%
  • Graduation Rate: 53.90%
  • Median Borrowing: $8,896.00
  • Median Payment: $92.88
  • Award Levels: Associate, Bachelor
  • Program Accreditation(s) : ACEN

Nevada RN Licensing Requirements

RN Licensure by Endorsement

Before a candidate can obtain permanent licensure in the state of Nevada, there are a few requirements that must be completed. A criminal background check through a fingerprint card is one requirement. When this has been completed, the nursing candidate must register to take the NCLEX exam through the Pearson VUE website, pay the fee, and schedule the test when authorization to test has been obtained. Registered Nurses who apply for licensure by examination will be required to pay $100 to the Nevada Board of Nurses. Candidates who fail the first attempt at the NCLEX will be invalidated. Registered nurses are encouraged to join the Nevada Nurses Association but membership is not directly correlated to licensure.

RN Licensure by Endorsement

A registered nurse who obtained licensure in one of the other 50 states may be eligible for a reciprocal license. The nurse must submit license verification and pay $105 for the endorsement fee. An endorsement candidate may work under a temporary permit while waiting for the background check to be processed. Processing can take a great length of time so fingerprinting should be done early. Candidates who put in a request for an application from the Board will be granted a fingerprint card that will be taken to a fingerprinting agency in the current stat. There is an additional $51.25 fee for processing.

RN License for Nurses Educated Abroad

Nurses who obtained completed a program abroad will be required to go through the CGFNS evaluation process before being authorized to take the NCLEX exam. Internationally educated nurses often need to demonstrate English proficiency. This can be completed through TOEFL. Candidates educated in an English speaking country will be exempt.

Nevada RN Job Outlook

Nevada has more than 17,000 registered nurses working in various settings. By the year 2020, it is anticipated that there will be almost 3,000 new nursing positions available. Now is a better time than ever to seek out high education in the nursing field. Nurses who obtain a bachelor’s degree in nursing open opportunities that would not have been previously available. Registered nurses in the state of Nevada earn an annual income of $77,600. Salary is often determined by education and experience.

Nevada Registered Nursing Salaries

It is worth noting that the Las Vegas- Paradise metropolitan area has the largest employment rate of registered nurses along with the highest hourly mean wage and annual median wage.
Area name Employment Hourly mean wage Annual median wage
Carson City, NV 670 $37.51 $78,150
Las Vegas-Paradise, NV 13,260 $39.82 $82,180
Reno-Sparks, NV 3,710 $36.23 $74,530
Western Central Nevada nonmetropolitan area 400 $27.77 $55,820
Other Nevada nonmetropolitan area 380 $31.37 $63,670