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Nursing Schools and Colleges in Nevada

That first thing that flashes through mind when you think of Nevada is Las Vegas. One of the biggest tourist destinations in the United States, it has a rich history of Native American tribal culture. After the victory in the Mexican-American war, the Silver State was declared as part of Utah in 1850. The natural treasures of Nevada include the splendid Mojave Desert, Lake Tahoe, and the Sierra Nevada Mountains.


Tourism is the backbone of economic development in the Sagebrush State. Legalized gambling and prostitution may be the major sources of attraction, but the leniency of marriage and divorce also contributes in creating a mysteriously glamorous impression of the place. The mining industry is the second most important support to Nevada’s economy, as currently, it stands as the 4th largest gold producer worldwide. In the healthcare sector, nursing is not far behind either as there are about 16,470 registered nurses, according to the Bureau of Labor statistics. The future looks bright for those who are willing to pursue a career in nursing in the near future in Nevada as there would be a 28% shortage of nurses by 2020.


Nurses, currently registered, earn an approximate salary in the range of $76000 to $76500. However it has been noticed that a fresher nurse would earn around $63000 per annum. There are 6 colleges and universities across the state which offer various nursing programs that include all associate degree courses. However one major point which should be taken into consideration is that the cost of living in Nevada is 12% higher than the national average.


Anyone who is interested in becoming a nurse should contact the Nevada State Board of Nursing to get the details related to the requirements of licensure in this state.


  • Registered Nurses: 16,470

  • LPN / LVN Employment: 2,140

  • Hourly Wage: $37.42

  • Hourly Wage: $25.13

  • Yearly Wage: $77,840

  • Yearly Wage: $52,270

nevada Nursing News

Feb 05, 2013

    For the first time Nevada’s pass rate for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered nurse has shot up to being second in the nation in 2012, according the Nevada State Board of Nursing. The State ranked second behind Oregon, which only got a slight edge over the Silver State; i.e. 94.40 percent Read more…