Future Students

Welcome to UNLV School of Nursing! Since 1965, UNLVSON has helped guide and graduate thousands of nursing leaders through evidence-based education and research. Discover for yourself why nursing leaders begin here.

Undergraduate students accepted to the traditional track: 72 per cohort (3)
Graduate students accepted: 45 MSN, 35 DNP, and 10 Ph.D.
Total Alumni: 4,044 (1990-2021): 1,097 (2006-2020): 2522
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A nursing student.
Female nursing students working on a simulation dummy in a hospital bed
A woman speaking in front of a classroom.

Important Dates for Traditional BSN Track
  Summer Admit Fall Admit Spring Admit
Pre-Nursing Contract Signing Multiple sessions in February Multiple sessions in June Multiple sessions in October
Application Due Date March 1 July 1 November 1
BSN Contract Signing Mid-March Mid-July Mid-November
Orientation Mid to late April Mid to late August Mid to late December
First Semester of BSN Program May September January

All of our graduate programs are completely online. Specifically, all didactic instruction is delivered online asynchronous. If there are clinical elements to the program those will be done in your home community with a preceptor. However, students enrolled in graduate programs will have to visit campus for orientation and project defense. Depending on the program, additional trips may be required. Please note: for students interested in the Direct Entry-MSN program, all clinical requirements are local and in-person in the Las Vegas metro area.

To apply to a graduate nursing program, applicants can create an account and submit an application in Grad Rebel Gateway. For a list of deadlines to apply to a School of Nursing graduate program, please visit the Graduate College’s Application Deadlines page for a complete list of application open and close dates.

The School of Nursing has a differential tuition of $156.75 for undergraduate students and $239.50 for graduate students. You can visit UNLV's Tuition Estimator page for a better understanding of the costs and fees with your tuition. There are added costs to the nursing program.

  • Traditional Track Added Costs: Dove Scrubs, Stethoscopes, Shoes, Background Check, Drug Screen, Immunizations, CPR, books

In a partnership with our generous donors, the School of Nursing can award scholarships to qualifying undergraduate, graduate, and professional students pursuing a degree in nursing at UNLV. Scholarships can be awarded based on GPA, financial need, in-state residency, and/or class rank - qualifications that are established by the private donor, the School of Nursing, and UNLV. Additional scholarship opportunities can be found by visiting UNLV’s main Financial Aid & Scholarships website.

Note: the scholarships awarded may vary year-to-year based upon continued funding. All students must reapply annually for scholarship eligibility as scholarships do not automatically renew.

Sarah Deredza

"I found the nurses that were trained [at UNLV] really did well. I was always impressed by a nurse that came from there. Not only was it a convenient place in terms of access, but I knew the quality of the outcomes were definitely going to be something that I could benefit from."

-Sarah Deredza, UNLV School of Nursing graduate - DNP Program '20