School of Nursing


Our Mission

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.

Read about our vision, goals and strategic plan.


The baccalaureate, master's and doctor of nursing practice degree programs at University of Nevada, Las Vegas – School of Nursing is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education ( and has full approval by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.

CCNE will conduct an on-site evaluation November 13–15 as part of its accreditation process.

CCNE Accreditation Seal

Our Faculty

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.

Our Students

Each year, we prepare hundreds of students to become licensed nurses and remedy the shortage of skilled nursing professionals in our community. Nursing students volunteer thousands of hours each year to provide low-cost services to the underprivileged.


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 practice hands-on care early in their training with the help of sophisticated technology in state-of-the-art facilities, helping them perfect patient care before entering hospitals and other healthcare institutions.

Produced by UNLV Web Communications | © 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas Website Feedback