The Nursing Program includes both classroom instruction and clinical practice in adult health nursing, family health nursing and mental health nursing. Students are trained to provide care, support and education to patients, monitor the physical and mental status of patients, administer medication, record patient progress and direct licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants.
The program features education in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN) and Nursing (RN). The LPN to RN bridge degree awards credits to practical nurses for their practical nursing program courses and Nevada LPN licensure. Students interested in this program must be a graduate of an approved practical nursing program, and be currently licensed as a practical nurse in Nevada. Successful graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination to become professional nurses in Nevada. The nursing (RN) degree coursework prepares students to care for the sick, injured and dying in addition to promoting healthy living. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for state licensure.
RNs work in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, home health, community agencies, wellness centers, clinics and drug centers.
ATTENTION: Effective March 2, 2020, BIOL 224 will be a prerequisite for the RN (AAS) degree program and subject to the three attempt rule. Prerequisite courses for limited entry programs may be attempted three times. All attempts include withdrawals, audits and grades. Please contact Health Programs Advising at (702) 651-5885 or 651-4415 if you have any questions.
ATTENTION: There has been an addition of courses to the RN to BSN Bridge degree program. The following courses will not be required for selection purposes into the fall 2019 program; however, all must be satisfied by end of program to satisfy degree requirements and graduate: ENG 100, 101 or 113; ENG 102 or 114; MATH 120 or above; BIOL 189, 223, 224 and 251; CHEM 108; PSY 101; COM 101; PHIL 101 or World Languages 111; ART 100 (or above), DAN 101, MUS 101 (or above), or THTR (except 275); SOC 101; ENG 223-299 (one course); HIST 100 or PSC 101, or HIST 101 and 102, or HIST 101 and 102 or 217.
A Skills Certificate in Nursing Assistant is available. This is not a limited entry program. A Health Programs Orientation, meeting with a Health Programs Advisor, and attending a Limited Entry Workshop is not required.
- Nursing (RN) Advising Sheet - Extended Track - Spring
- Nursing (RN) Advising Sheet - Regular Track - Spring
- Nursing (RN) Advising Sheet – Regular Track – Fall
- Nursing (RN) Advising Sheet – Extended Track – Fall
- RN to BSN Bridge Advising Sheet - Spring
- RN to BSN Bridge Advising Sheet - Fall
- LPN to RN Bridge Advising Sheet - Spring
- LPN to RN Bridge Advising Sheet - Fall
- LPN to RN Bridge Career Guide - Spring
- Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS)
- Additional Program Information & Forms
- Nursing Program Guidelines 2019-2020