ADN Programs Henderson, NV

There are approximately 48,000 active nurses (Licensed Practical Nurses and Registered Nurses) in Nevada according to the National Nursing Database. Even with this extensive workforce, there remains a shortage of nursing professionals to care for the growing patient population. The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program offered in community colleges in Nevada meets the needs of the health care community by preparing adults to join the nursing workforce and replace those who are on the verge of retirement. The majority of nurses work where the demand is greatest – in ambulatory care facilities. However, there is a need for nurses in home health – to care for patients who opt for in-home – academics, school health service, and assisted living facilities. ADN graduates hold the greater portion of positions in long-term care while their BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing) counterparts snag the opportunities in ambulatory care. You can improve your chances of employment in these settings and your income earning potential by continuing to the BSN degree after obtaining licensure as a registered nurse through the Nevada Board of Nursing.

Las Vegas College

The Applied Science Degree, Nursing program at Las Vegas College prepares students for entry-level roles of the registered nurse in the complex health care field. The program emphasizes theories, concepts, and principles of nursing as well as leading and managing. Students will have a clear understanding of the legal issues faced by nursing leaders and managers. The curriculum includes theory and corresponding lab and clinical activities to reinforce the theoretical concepts. Instructors will encourage students to take responsibility for their learning, decision-making, and development of critical thinking, which are essential to becoming an effective professional nurse.  Nursing courses must be completed in the required sequence. Students must obtain an overall course grade of C (76% or above) to pass the theory coursework and a “satisfactory” grade on the clinical courses to complete the program. Graduates will have confidence in their ability to take and pass the NCLEX-RN exam for registered nurse licensure and meet the physical, spiritual, and psychosocial needs of a culturally diverse population.

Program Outline
Credit units: 108 units
Clock hours: 1590
Duration: 24 months
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:
Prerequisite courses – Anatomy & Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology I Lab, Anatomy and Physiology II, Anatomy and Physiology II Lab, College Algebra

Core courses – Strategies for Nursing Success, Fundamentals of Nursing I, Composition I, Microbiology and Infection Control, Microbiology Laboratory, Pharmacology of Nursing I, Fundamentals of Nursing II, Fundamentals of Nursing II Clinical, General Psychology, Principles of Sociology, Pharmacology of Nursing II, Nursing Care of Adult Client I, Nursing Care of Adult I Clinical, Composition II, Nursing Care of Adult II, Nursing Care of Adult II Clinical, Developmental Psychology, Maternal Child Nursing, Maternal Child Clinical, Contemporary Nursing in Community Settings, Contemporary Nursing in Community Settings Clinical, Mental Health Nursing, Mental Health Nursing Clinical, Nursing Care of Adult III, Nursing Care of Adult III Clinical, Nursing Leadership and Management, Nursing Leadership Management Clinical, NCLEX Review, US and NV Constitution

Admission criteria:

  • Schedule and complete an interview with an admission representative to demonstrate the applicant’s ability to understand and function in English
  • Must have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent
  • Must meet the state of Nevada immunization requirements for admissions – MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tdap, TB skin test, and Flu Shot
  • Must prove academic readiness by achieving a satisfactory score on the entrance assessment – Wonderlic SLE with a score of 18 or higher
  • Take and pass the TEAS exam with a minimum of 62.7
  •  Complete an enrollment agreement
  • Write an essay on an assigned topic – will be graded by the Nursing Department
  • Must have and maintain current American Heart Association CPR/Basic Life Support throughout the program
  • Provide a copy of health insurance or a signed waiver
  • Obtain physical exam clearance by a licensed provider
  • Pass a criminal background check and fingerprinting/drug screening

Program Cost:
The program cost of $48,650 includes the registration fee, books, supplies, exam fees, simulation access fees, and uniform. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Address: 170 N Stephanie St, Henderson, NV 89074
Phone: 702-745-8750
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 83.33%

College of Southern Nevada

The College of Southern Nevada seeks to meet the health care needs of the community through the delivery of the Associate Degree Nursing program.  The program follows a student-centered approach to instruction with an emphasis on the application of knowledge, development of critical thinking, caring, communication, teaching/learning, professionalism, and collaboration. Students will learn how to incorporate physiology, psychological, and spiritual concepts to provide safe and competent nursing care, combine the nursing process with clinical reasoning to assist patients and promote optimal health, demonstrate caring behaviors, and collaborate with interdisciplinary teams in the management of care. CSN has various tracks. The traditional track is open to new students with no previous education or experience in nursing. The bridge pathway is available for licensed practical nurses to become a registered nurse. LPNs in good standing will receive credit for their prior education and Nevada LPN license. Graduates will be eligible to take the NCLEX-RN to become a registered nurse in Nevada and matriculate into a partner RN-to-BSN program.

Program Outline
Semester credits: 69
Duration: 24 months
Method of instruction: Traditional

Course titles:
Prerequisite courses – Composition I, Fundamentals of College Mathematics, General Psychology, Fundamentals of Life Science, Anatomy and Physiology I, Anatomy & Physiology II, Microbiology, Principles of Sociology, Oral Communication, Introduction to American Politics

Core courses – Introduction to Professional Nursing Practice, Pharmacology for Nursing Practice, Medical Surgical Nursing I, Mental Health Nursing, Maternal Newborn Nursing, Pediatric Nursing, Medical Surgical Nursing II, Professional Practice, Nursing Management and Preceptorship

Admission criteria:

  • Attend a personal interview and campus tour
  • Submit an application for admission to CSN
  • Submit official high school transcript showing date of graduation, GED transcript, HiSet transcript, or transcript for Associate’s degree or higher
  • Complete a Health Programs Orientation
  • Meet with a Health Programs Advisor within two years of the application deadline
  • Complete a Limited Entry Workshop within two years of the application deadline
  • Satisfy the English Language proficiency requirement
  • Take and pass the prerequisite courses with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.50
  • Take and pass the ATI TEAS with a minimum cut-off score of 80% in Reading, 60% in Math, 60% in Writing, and 60% in Science – test scores are valid for 5 years
  • Must have a minimum grade C on science prerequisites
  • Pay the Limited Entry Application fee of $20
  • Provide proof of current immunization as required by the clinical agency – MMR, Varicella, Hepatitis B, Tdap, TB skin test, and Flu Shot
  • Must have and maintain current American Heart Association CPR/Basic Life Support throughout the program
  • Pass a criminal background check and drug screen

Program Cost:

Tuition costs $$3361 per semester for full-time (13 credits) Nevada residents or $10,838 for out-of-state residents. Books and supplies cost approximately $1,280 per semester. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

Address: 6375 W. Charleston Blvd., Las Vegas, NV 89146
Phone: 702-651-5000
NCLEX-RN Pass Rate: 85.2%



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