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With fewer than 600 nurses for every 100,000 residents, Nevada continues to struggle with a nursing shortage. "If we want to look at the public health-crisis issue, the nursing shortage has got to be put there as one of the top crises coming down the pike," according to Executive Director Bill Welch of The Nevada Hospital Association.Nevada ranks near the top of Western states in nursing salaries and doesn't have a state income tax, so nurses can earn a very good living in the state. The American Health Care Association estimates the the nursing shortage will explode in coming years and more than 1 million nurses will be needed nationwide by 2020. "The fact that we still don't have enough nursing faculty limits our ability to address the nursing shortage,'' said Lori Candela, graduate nurse track educator at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. "Combine that with the fact that one-third or more of all nursing faculty, nationally, are eligible to retire in the next five years. Looking forward, the issue is more grim.'' The nursing faculty shortage couldn't come at a worse time. Baby boomers are aging, developing more chronic conditions that will cause their health-care needs to grow dramatically, which will require a larger and more highly educated nursing workforce. There's a critical shortage of BSN nurses and nurse practitioners in the state which is worsened by the faculty shortages as well as by geographical contraints that make it difficult for nurses in rural Nevada to attend nursing schools.Generally, RNs with at least a bachelor's degree (BSN) will have better job prospects than those without a bachelor's. BSN prepared nurses, home health nurses, and all advanced practice specialties -clinical nurse specialists, nurse practitioners, nurse-midwives, and nurse anesthetists-are in high demand throughout Nevada, particularly in medically underserved areas such as inner cities and rural areas.

 

In order to meet the increasingly complex demands of today's health care environment, many healthcare agencies prefer or require a minimum of a bachelor's degree for their nursing staff, so now is the perfect time for LPN's to enroll in an online LPN to RN program, or LPN to BSN degree program, for RN's to take an online RN-BSN degree completion program, or RN to MSN bridge program, and for BSN nurses to earn a MS in Nursing degree.

Average Nursing Base Salaries:

Nursing Assistant: $25,380- $30,961 Licensed Practical Nurse: $37,965 - $45,749
RN Staff Nurse: $59,105- $71,747 Nurse Practitioner: $80,399- $94,765

Find Nursing Schools and Allied Health Programs For Nevada

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This list also contains online schools that accept students from Nevada

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Medical Careers Institute
Online

Medical Career Institute

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Virginia Beach
  • Virginia Beach
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Baker College Online
Online

Baker College is proud to be the largest independent college in Michigan with the most focused approach to education and training available. With one of the highest graduate employment rates in the country, our mission is to help our students find meaningful employment.

Visit www.bakercollegeonline.com

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Willis
  • Willis
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Kaplan University
Online

Kaplan University is focused on recognizing the achievements of military and veteran students and offers the flexibility of an online education.

Visit http://go.kaplanuniversity.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Fort Lauderdale
  • Fort Lauderdale
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Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences
Online

Nursing@Simmons, the innovative, online nursing degree program from Simmons School of Nursing and Health Sciences prepares Registered Nurses for the next stage of their careers.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree and RN license to be qualified for this school.

Visit www.simmons.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Boston
  • Boston
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South University, Online Programs
Online

As a student at South University, Online Programs, you will receive the same quality instruction, variety of learning options and level of service found at the campus locations.

Visit www.southuniversity.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Savannah
  • Savannah
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Colorado Technical University Online
Online

A degree from CTU connects you to what matters most: powerful professional network, real-world professional faculty and innovative technology. Once you earn your degree you hit the ground running.

Visit www.ctucomm.com

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Colorado Springs
  • Colorado Springs
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American InterContinental University Online
Online

Healthcare Management programs at the bachelor and master’s level, with undergraduate specializations in health services administration and gerontology management.

Visit www.aiuniv.edu

Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Schaumburg
  • Schaumburg
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Grand Canyon University
Online

There's still time to apply to Grand Canyon University and pursue your education. Learn more today!

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Phoenix
  • Phoenix
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Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University
Online

Located in the heart of Washington, D.C. the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University is dedicated to advancing the health of local, national and global communities.

You need to have a Bachelor’s degree to be qualified for this school.

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Programs: Campus Locations:
  • Washington
  • Washington
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