Nevada Master's Degree in Nursing

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Nevada MSN Programs

Those who want to reach a high level nursing position must have the education to match. MSN programs in Nevada are designed to help students achieve their goals by providing an education that goes well beyond the associate's and bachelor's degree levels. With a master's degree in nursing, one can become certified in an advanced practice specialty or work in education or administration. Having this degree creates many more opportunities.

MSN programs in Nevada allow nurses to study and gain expertise in a specific focus area. Furthering one's education in this field can make a nursing career even more rewarding. MSN-educated nurses may even have a higher earning potential.

Online vs. Traditional Programs

Those who wish to attend classes on campus in order to have face-to-face contact with instructors and fellow students may want to look into any of the traditional MSN programs Nevada has to offer. These programs are great for those who learn best in a more collaborative environment and who like structure.

While the University of Phoenix offers online MSN programs, it also offers this degree at its Henderson, Nevada campus. This program is geared toward nurses who work full-time and are trying to balance a busy schedule. Those who are interested in pursuing this degree on campus can get a general MSN or an MSN with a focus on healthcare education.

Online programs can be beneficial for nurses who either cannot or would prefer not to travel to a campus location for classes. These programs allow students to watch lectures and complete coursework when it fits their schedules. The University of Phoenix offers a greater variety of MSN specializations online. Students can choose from Informatics, Nursing & Healthcare Education, Master of Science in Nursing/Master of Business Administration-Health Care Management Dual Degree, and Family Nurse Practitioner. Each curriculum is made up of 39-42 credits, and a varying number of clinical hours.

Other similar online programs are offered by Capella University, Georgetown University, and a number of other colleges and universities.

Admission Requirements

Admission requirements differ from one program to another, but the following are common:

  • BSN from an accredited program
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher (most schools require a 3.0)
  • Unencumbered RN license
  • Official transcripts
  • TOEFL for those who do not speak English as a first language


Tuition varies by program. The University of Phoenix currently lists program cost at $20,065-$32,125. Other MSN programs may cost more or less.

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Other Schools with MSN Programs in Nevada

University of Nevada
4505 S. Maryland Pkwy.
Las Vegas, NV 89154
Orvis School of Nursing - University of Nevada
1664 N. Virginia Street
Reno, NV 89557

Nevada MSN Degree Prerequisites

Nevada nurses who continue their education and gain a Masters in Nursing (MSN) Degree are licensed by Nevada Board of Nursing as either an Advanced Practice Nurse (APN) or an Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner(ARNP).

To enroll in a MSN degree program in Nevada, you must first become licensed as a Registered Nurse (RN). The most common Nursing Masters Degree curriculum in Nevada and across the US is the RN-MSN program. See our directory of Nevada RN to MSN programs

Those holding Nevada RN certification have most likely already earned their Bachelors in Science of Nursing (BSN) degree. This is typically a four year training program at a nationally accredited school of nursing.

Contact your school of choice to learn more about their specific MSN program prerequisites.

Nevada MSN Degree Areas of Specialization

In Nevada, there are typically four specific areas that MSN degree seeking students may choose to specialize in. These include:

  • Nurse Practitioner (NP)
  • Certified Nurse Midwife (CNM)
  • Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS)
  • Certified Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA)

Check with the Nevada Board of Nursing to learn about the about the legal authority the state of Nevada grants Advanced Practice Nurses(APNs) and Advanced Practice Nurse Practitioners(ARNPs)in each particular area of specialization.

Online MSN Degree Programs

In Nevada, online nursing degree programs are increasingly popular. This is mainly due to the convenience of nursing distance learning programs. As long as the online MSN program is nationally accredited, earning your MSN degree online is accepted and honored by the state of Nevada.

Nevada MSN Degree Resources

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