Top 10 Best Nursing Schools in Nevada
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While the desert is hardly the place you'd expect to find a career,
nurses in Nevada receive excellent pay and work in both rural and
While all you need to get started is a license as a registered
nurse (RN), nurses who complete a bachelor's of science in nursing
(BSN) may end up getting better positions and a higher salary.
If you want to work as a nurse in Nevada, the best approach is to
complete your schooling in the state. By choosing one of the best
nursing programs in Nevada, you'll be preparing yourself for a
long, successful nursing career.
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Because nursing careers take different forms, the top 10 Nevada
nursing schools are ranked in no particular order.
Top 10 Nursing Schools in Nevada
Nevada State College
Annual In-State Tuition: $5,384 (based on per-credit tuition rate)
| Annual Out-of-State Tuition: $12,500 | NCLEX Pass Rate: N/A
Located just outside of Las Vegas in Henderson, Nevada State
College has an unbeatable location at the foot of a mountain range.
Enrollment has been booming at NSC, growing from 3,394 in 2013 to
5,577 in 2019. This has coincided with a growth in the nursing
program. Nursing students can choose three options: full-time
pre-licensure BSN, part-time pre-licensure BSN, and an online
RN-BSN track. While Nevada State College doesn't disclose recent
NCLEX pass rates, past classes have aced the NCLEX on their first
Touro University Nevada
Annual Tuition: $10,050 | NCLEX Pass Rate: N/A
Touro University Nevada focuses primarily on healthcare and
education, and the majority of its programs are graduate-level. The
nursing school's two main on-campus options are a master of science
in nursing (MSN) and a doctoral nurse practitioner (DNP). The only
undergraduate degree offered by the nursing school (and Touro
University as a whole) is the RN-BSN, an online, one-year program.
Touro University Nevada uses trimesters, so you'll have three
potential start dates throughout the year.
Arizona College - Las Vegas
Annual Tuition: $19,764 | NCLEX Pass Rate: 91.7%
With locations across the US, students interested in a Nevada
nursing program will study at Arizona College's Las Vegas campus.
Interestingly, Arizona College doesn't offer a traditional
four-year BSN -- instead, all nursing students enrolled in the
accelerated three-year program. This accelerated program requires
no prerequisites, and you could save money by only studying for
University of Nevada, Reno
Annual In-State Tuition: $7,456 | Annual Out-of-State Tuition:
$15,051| NCLEX Pass Rate: 90+%
Located in Northern Nevada, the University of Nevada, Reno places
you near Lake Tahoe and the California border. There's plenty for
nursing students to do year-round, so long as they can take a break
from their studies. The Orvis School of Nursing is one of the best
in the state, and students can choose from a traditional BSN,
online RN-BSN, and various graduate-level degrees and certificates.
Like many other schools in Nevada, UNR doesn't disclose its NCLEX
pass rates; however, UNR states that each of the past 10 graduating
classes had pass rates above 90%.
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Annual In-State Tuition: $8,291 | Annual Out-of-State Tuition:
$23,342 | NCLEX Pass Rate: N/A
Despite first offering classes in 1957, the University of Nevada,
Las Vegas has grown into one of the top research schools in the
region. UNLV's current goal is to be recognized as one of the top
public research schools in the nation by 2025, which could appeal
to graduate-level nursing students. Undergraduate students
currently can choose a t