Our mission is to educate nurses at the undergraduate and graduate levels to meet health care needs in Nevada and beyond. The School of Nursing promotes, improves, and sustains human health through evidence-based education and advances in research and practice.
The baccalaureate, master's and doctor of nursing practice degree programs at University of Nevada, Las Vegas – School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and has full approval by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
The next accreditation review by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education will be conducted during 2023.
With more than 30 faculty members, the school recruits leading nurse educators, researchers, and practitioners from around the world. We have an outstanding group of faculty, many of whom are Certified Nurse Educators who have received funded research and are published extensively.
Undergraduate students admitted to our program demonstrate strong academic ability. Our post-graduate students hail from across the country, many of whom are nurse leaders in their practices and communities.
The school's unique trimester system allows students to complete the program in just 16 months. With a clinical instructor/student ratio at 8:1, the school typically admits 48 students per trimester into the undergraduate program.
Our degree offerings:
Student nurses receive hands-on training early in the program’s curriculum, practicing their skills on low- and high-fidelity manikins and learning from seasoned nurses in a variety of clinical settings. These opportunities enable the student to perfect patient care before entering the health care profession.
History of the School
University of Nevada, Las Vegas – School of Nursing admitted its first cohort of student in 1965. The 26 women and one man graduated with their associates degree two years later, beginning what has become a history filled with successes, accomplishments, and pride.
The school’s advisory board comprises individuals dedicated to improving nursing education and the delivery of health care in Nevada.