Nevada contains over 17,000 registered nurses among its population of close to 3 million. Of these, 7,300 nurses work in Reno, one of the state’s highest paying cities for RNs; Carson City and Las Vegas pay registered nurses $71,236 and $68,674, respectively. The average annual salary for RNs working in Nevada is $78,800, but depending on one’s level of education and licensure, a Nevada nurse can earn anywhere between $32,130 and $221,240.
Like many states, Nevada is currently striving to ease the transition to higher education for RNs wanting a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. BSN nurses not only increase their earning potential and employment opportunities, but also levels of patient satisfaction and patient success rates. Below we have assembled a list of all the accredited RN to BSN programs in the state to help aspiring Nevada RNs decide which program best fits their needs.
- Ranked #1 most innovative school by US News in 2017!
- Transfer up to 90 credits toward the BSN, with a minimum of 30 credits completed at SNHU
- Complete your undergraduate degree at your own pace, over six 9-week terms per year
- Accelerated learning. Earn your BSN in as little as one year.
- Increase your earning potential. RNs with BSNs earn 43% more than those without a bachelor's degree according to the Nurses Journal.
- Free iPad. All students receive an iPad to access classes from anywhere.
- Learn from a top nursing school. Sacred Heart University is recognized by U.S. News as a top university.
- Build upon existing education. You can transfer up to 90 credits from previous college courses.
- Get support on your schedule. Sacred Heart's classes are designed for working RNs and provide one-on-one support to online students.
- Ultimate flexibility. Capella's signature FLEXPATH curriculum lets you learn at your pace, maintain a full-time job and apply knowledge in the field immediately.
- Simple, affordable tuition. You can earn your MSN in as little as 12 to 18 months and pay a flat tuition rate every 12 weeks, no matter how many classes you take.
- Personalized support. Capella focuses on student success with FlexPath coaches, instructors and tutors every step of the way.
RN-to-BSN Programs in Nevada
Here we have compiled a comprehensive list of Nevada’s RN to BSN programs. In the summaries below, you will find all the essential program information to help you quickly and easily narrow down your RN to BSN search. NCLEX-RN pass rates are as reported by the school.
Great Basin College
$ 85 per credit lower division
$ 138 per credit upper division
| ||School Website||Online|| 1500 College Parkway |
Elko, NV 89801
Nevada State College
$ 138 per credit hour
No deadline; students should apply 3 to 6 weeks before a semester begins
| ||School Website||Campus and Online|| 1125 Nevada State Drive |
Henderson, NV 89002
$ 415 per credit hour
May 10th, August 29th, and January 10th
| ||School Website||Online|| 874 American Pacific Drive |
Henderson, NV 89014
University of Nevada - Reno
$ 192 resident
$ 211 nonresident
| ||School Website||Online|| North Virginia Street |
Reno, NV 89557
Please contact the RN to BSN program in Nevada that you are interested in enrolling in to confirm details and to learn more. If you run an accredited RN to BSN program in Nevada that is not listed above; please reach out to us with program information and proof of accreditation. Thank you!
State Commitment to RN to BSN Education Paths
The Future of Nursing campaign is a nationwide effort to bring the country up to the standards of nursing as outlined in the 2010 Institute of Medicine Report, The Future of Nursing: Leading Change, Advancing Health. As a part of the effort, Nevada has formed a State Action Coalition with the singular objective of achieving the goals set forth by the campaign. Having at least 80% of the nursing workforce hold a BSN degree is an integral part of this initiative and we have outlined the ways in which Nevada is actively progressing on this front.
- Practice & Care
- Interprofessional Care
What is being done to increase the number of Nevada RN’s with a BSN?
The AC has promoted online education, extension of nurse residencies and removing cumbersome barriers so RNs can quickly and seamlessly advance to higher degrees of education.
Are students enrolled via identified promising models of education progression?
Yes. RN to BSN Degrees awarded by Community Colleges.
What programs are being implemented to prepare nurses to lead change to advance health?
The AC is trying to increase the number of nurses serving on hospital boards. Surveys to identify potential opportunities are being conducted.
Is the Coalition working to remove barriers to RN level of care?
Yes. No specific plans announced.
Are they advancing state policy to remove barriers to care provided by APRNs?
Yes. The coalition helped pass legislation that would update the title and eliminate the need for collaborative agreements for APRNs.
Is the state working to improve communication, transparency, and cooperation between healthcare providers?
No specific plans announced.
How are they improving diversity of the nursing workforce and care provided?
The coalition is putting together a diversity task force and using different methods to recruit nursing students who are ethnically diverse, first generation, low income and/or
live in rural areas.
What steps are being taken to remove gaps in workforce and health care data?
The AC is partnering with other organizations in a collaborative effort to establish minimum data sets for occupations identified by Nevada Healthcare Sector Council.
Nevada Alliance for Nursing Excellence
Nevada Governor’s Workforce Investment Board Health Care and Medical Services Sector Council
Source: Campaign for Action
Nursing Employment Outlook
Nursing Supply and Demand Projections
What Nurses Make on Average in Major Cities
Source: BLS OES, May 2013. Accessed May 2014. Some data not provided.
5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300
Reno, NV 89502
PO Box 34660
Reno, NV 89533
4126 Technology Way, Suite 100
Carson City, NV 89706-2009
4150 Technology Way
Carson City NV 89706-2009