Nevada RN Programs

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For those looking to begin an exciting and rewarding career, registered nursing could be a perfect fit. Nevada RN programs lead one to a well-paying job that allows him or her to help others. RNs play a vital role in the medical field by acting as a middle ground between doctors and patients. This career offers job security in the growing healthcare industry.

There are many different RN programs in Nevada. Those who attend an associate's degree program can finish school in 2 years, while a bachelor's degree generally takes 4 years to complete. Both of these are great options, and the best program is largely based on personal needs and preferences. RNs even have the opportunity to specialize or return to school to earn advanced nursing degrees.

Becoming an RN in Nevada

In order to become an RN in Nevada, one must first complete an approved nursing education program. After completing this training, one must register for and pass the NCLEX-RN. In addition, he or she must have a valid social security number and submit a fingerprint card to the Board of Nursing for clearance.

If an applicant is the graduate of a foreign nursing school, he or she must submit the following additional items to the board in order to be licensed:

  • Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS) CES Professional Report
  • Evidence of English Proficiency
  • Verification of licensure in the country where nursing school was completed (if applicable)

Individuals who are licensed in another state or jurisdiction can become licensed in Nevada by endorsement. These individuals must meet the basic requirements for licensure described above. In addition, the following must be submitted to the board:

  • Copy of diploma, certificate, or official transcript issued directly from the registrar
  • All necessary requirements outlined above for foreign educated nurses (if applicable)
  • Official verification or endorsement from original state of licensure by endorsement

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The Best RN Schools in Nevada

By offering the most complete directory of nursing schools, helps Nevada residents find the best local RN programs, as well as the best online RN schools whose accreditation is accepted by the Nevada Board of Nursing.

Why Online RN Classes?

Being a registered nurse is a great career. But many working adults who want to become an registered nurse have an extremely busy schedule - balancing a full-time job, family commitments and other personal responsibilities. The traditional classroom setting offered by most local nursing schools doesn't offer the same flexibility as taking their RN classes online.

Online nursing programs allow each student to fit their education into his or her already busy schedule. Online students can participate in "classroom" discussions and take exams when it's convenient for them. RN nursing students can access their virtual classroom 24 hours per day / seven days per week.

Also, taking RN courses online saves students even more time, as online students don't need to commute to school. Online schools enable busy people to get an RN degree, without interfering with their current professional and personal life.

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Nevada State Board of Nursing
5011 Meadowood Mall #201
Reno, NV 89502-6547
Phone: (775) 688-2620
Fax: (775) 688-2628

Nevada Nurses Association

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Other Schools with RN Programs in Nevada

Western Nevada Community College
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703
Great Basin College
1500 College Parkway
Elko, NV 89801
Nevada State College
1125 Nevada State Drive
Henderson, NV 89002
Community College Southern Nevada
6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
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
Truckee Meadows Community College
7000 Dandini Boulevard
Reno, NV 89512

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