Angela Amar, School of Nursing Dean

Welcome to the University of Nevada, Las Vegas School of Nursing (UNLVSON). Our Slogan is “Nurse Leaders Begin Here." As Dean, my role is to promote this slogan, to help advance our vision of shaping the future of nursing education, research, and practice.


The baccalaureate degree in nursing program and master’s degree in nursing program at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – School of Nursing were originally accredited on October 13, 2008 with the current accreditation through June 30, 2024. The post-graduate APRN certificate program had their initial accreditation visit on October 2, 2017 and were accredited through June 30, 2023. The Doctor of Nursing Practice program had their initial accreditation visit on October 2, 2017 and were accredited through June 30, 2021.

All eligible programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (Baccalaureate degree in Nursing {BSN}; Master’s degree in Nursing {MSN}; Doctor of Nursing Practice {DNP}; and post-graduate APRN certificate program) are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.

BSN Compliance Info MSN Compliance Info

Mission Statement

Nurse Leaders Begin Here. 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.

Stategic Goals and Outcomes

  1. Increasing the educational arm to educate more nurses and practitioners to influence the health of NV and beyond
  2. Increasing research productivity and scholarly outputs of faculty & students
  3. Expanding our presence in the local, regional, and national community
  1. Developing and maintaining an inclusive and dynamic environment that promotes the professional development of students
  2. Cultivating a spirit of philanthropy and entrepreneurship to increase financial strength and resources
  3. Engaging in innovative and cutting edge practice that enhances the health of NV citizens

Info to Know

Undergraduate students accepted: 72 per cohort (3)
Graduate students accepted: 45 MSN, 35 DNP, and 10 Ph.D.
Total Alumni: 1990-2005: 1,097
2006-2019: 2,286
Ph.D. in nursing degree in Nevada


Student nurses receive hands-on training early in the program’s curriculum, practicing their 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. These opportunities enable the student to perfect patient care before entering the health care profession.

Clinical Simulation Center of Las Vegas


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.

History Timeline Nursing in Nevada


The school’s advisory board comprises individuals dedicated to improving nursing education and the delivery of health care in Nevada.

Advisory Board