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A registered nurse (RN), regardless of work setting or specialty, provides health care to patients who are ill or injured. Although most (60%) registered nurses are employed by hospitals, RNs can also be found in physicians' offices, home healthcare services, nursing care facilities and employment services.

Registered Nursing Schools in Nevada

To become a registered nurse, there are three typical educational paths--a bachelor's degree in nursing (BSN), an associate degree in nursing (ADN) or a diploma. Those who already hold a bachelor's degree in another field and are interested in switching to a career in nursing may also enroll in an accelerated BSN program, which usually lasts 12 to 18 months. All registered nursing programs provide classroom instruction and hands-on clinical experience. Coursework for registered nurses usually includes anatomy, physiology, microbiology, chemistry, nutrition, behavioral sciences and nursing. There are many registered nursing schools in Nevada, both online and campus-based, that can help you earn an ADN or BSN, but there are fewer options when it comes to diploma programs. All states and the District of Columbia require that registered nursing students graduate from an approved program as well as pass a licensing examination. Other requirements vary by state. RN schools in Nevada can help you gain the education and training you need to become a successful registered nurse.

Registered Nursing Salaries in Nevada

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), RN employment is expected to increase by 22 percent between 2008 and 2018. Registered nurses held approximately 2.6 million jobs in 2008, making them the largest healthcare occupation. There are over 16,000 RNs in Nevada. Registered nursing schools in Nevada can help you become one of them. In Nevada, the BLS reports that as of May 2009, registered nurses earned a median annual salary of $73,270. The tenth percentile earned an annual median salary of $53,570, while the 90th percentile earned $93,700. Nevada registered nurses earned the highest median salary in Carson City, the Las Vegas area and the Reno area.

Browse the list of Nevada RN schools and start your career as an RN today.

Fast Facts for Registered Nurses in Nevada

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Carson City
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: and Las Vegas
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: and Las Vegas

Salaries for Registered Nurses in Nevada

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: and Las Vegas

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Source: 2015 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2014-24 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov.

School Name
Campus
Highest Award
Enrolled
Las Vegas
Bachelor
37,758
Elko
Bachelor
3,216
Henderson
Bachelor
2,196
Reno
Associate
12,166
Las Vegas
Doctorate
27,960
Reno
Doctorate & First Professional
16,681
Henderson
Doctorate
671
Carson City
Bachelor
4,820

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