Nevada RN to MSN / Masters in Nursing Programs
(found programs from 3 schools)

State Nursing Board: Nevada State Board of Nursing

State Nurses Association: Nevada Nurses Association


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Nurses with MSN degrees are able to deal with patients at a population level; they can analyze healthcare problems within a healthcare system or population and design and lead interventions to improve the health of the population. MSN-prepared nurse practitioners (NPs) and nurse midwives (CNMs) also provide much-needed primary care services, especially in the state's underserved rural areas. Certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) provide anesthesia services to a large number of state residents during surgical procedures.

In 2011, the Nevada Nurses Association introduced legislation that will require national certification for the state's advanced practice nurses (APNs), including NPs, CNMs, and CRNAs. According to the Nevada Nurses Association, the move is designed to ensure residents have access to the highest quality of care.

The Nevada Nurses Association also continues to support autonomous practice for master's-prepared advanced practice nurses. Nevada currently requires APNs to collaborate with a state physician; the Nevada Nurses Association believes that removing that requirement would free APNs to provide care wherever it might be needed within the state.

MSN programs for Nevada nurses include:

  • Touro University. Touro offers a generalized online MSN program for Registered Nurses who wish to advance their nursing education and knowledge. Students can also choose to pursue additional study in nursing education or nurse management.
  • University of Nevada - Reno. MSN programs at the University of Nevada-Reno are a great fit for working nurses. Most coursework is offered online; classes that meet in person often meet as little as once per month. Students can select from the nurse practitioner, nurse educator or clinical nurse leader tracks. A combined MSN/MPH degree is also available.

Programs from Nevada Schools

Listed below are all of the nationally accredited MSN programs with campus locations in Nevada.

Touro University (Henderson, NV)
Program Name: BSN-MSN
Accreditation: CCNE accredited
University of Nevada-Las Vegas (Las Vegas, NV)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Nurse Practitioner
Accreditation: CCNE accredited, NLNAC accredited
University of Nevada-Reno (Reno, NV)
Program Name: Family Nurse Practitioner, MSN - Clinical Nurse Leader, MSN/MPH, Nurse Educator
Accreditation: CCNE accredited

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