Nursing

We are excited to hear you are interested in nursing at UNLV. Nurses focus on preventing and treating illnesses, advocating for adequate care among individuals, families, and communities, and conducting research that enhances treatment options and the delivery of care.

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Nursing continues to be one of the most trusted professions in the world, and for more than half a century the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) School of Nursing has contributed to that reputation and to the advancement of heath care through its student-focused curriculum, hands-on training, and experienced faculty.

You Can Take Courses in Diverse Areas
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Pediatrics

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Advanced Multi-Complex Care

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Obstetrics

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180-Hour Preceptorship

Fast Facts

The school possesses one of the top first-time pass rate averages for the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX) in the state, and continues to exceed the nation’s pass rate year after year. The undergraduate program has maintained accreditation by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education since its inception.

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The employment outlook within nursing is excellent, and the undergraduate degree program prepares students to become nurse leaders. The numerous employment opportunities for new graduates include providing care within hospitals, private practice clinics, school districts, and patients’ homes. Students who complete the nursing degree program bring multiple abilities to their work environments including critical thinking, understanding evidence-based practice concepts, leadership, and creating change.

Gain Real-World Experience and Apply What You Learn By Taking Advantage of Opportunities

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Learn from leading nurse instructors, researchers, and practitioners from around the world, many of whom are certified nurse educators and have received funded research. Their scholarly work appears in a host of peer-reviewed publications, contributes to the schools’ active research programs, and supports UNLV’s goal of becoming a nationally recognized, Top Tier institution.
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Complete the program in 16 months on a trimester program. The school offers a clinical instructor/student ratio of 8:1 and admits 72 undergraduate students each semester.
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Receive hands-on training early in the program’s curriculum, practicing your skills on low- and high-fidelity manikins at the Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas, and learning from seasoned nurses in a variety of clinical settings including Dedicated Education Units at local hospitals.
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Learn more about the Nursing program or schedule an appointment with the Health Sciences Advising Center.