Nevada Nursing Guide - How to Become, Licensure, Requirements

Nursing requirements change rapidly. Make sure to confirm licensing requirements with the Nevada State Board of Nursing before applying for licensure. Last updated: 1/28/2020

Education Requirements for Nursing Licenses in Nevada
Nursing Licenses in Nevada Master's Required?
Certified Nurse-Midwife (CNM) Yes
Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) Yes
Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) Yes
Nurse Practitioner (NP) Yes
Registered Nurse (RN) No
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) No
Certified Nursing Assistant No

Nevada Nursing Salaries

Nevada Nursing Salaries
NV Nurse Career State-Wide Annual Mean Wage Carson City Annual Mean Wage Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise Annual Mean Wage Reno Annual Mean Wage
Licensed Practical Nurse $57,140 $55,840 $57,610 $55,820
Registered Nurse $85,620 $83,660 $87,920 $78,190
Nurse Practitioner $112,540 $116,010 $110,450 $113,110
Nurse Anesthetist $163,220 Not Available Not Available Not Available

Careers as a nurse salaries above were retrieved from the Bureau of Labor Statistics - State Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates Nevada in January 2020.

There are many paths to becoming a nurse in Nevada. The path you take will mostly depend upon the type of nurse you’d like to become and your current or prospective level of education. The higher your level of education, the more opportunities you’ll have to choose where and how you pursue your career in nursing.

In addition to nursing salaries in Nevada, you’ll find information on acquiring and maintaining several types of Nevada nursing licensure. We’re constantly making updates, but with the speed of change in the healthcare sphere it’s difficult to stay current.If you have any comments or suggestions for our information on nursing in Nevada, please email us at info@nursinglicensemap.com!

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Compact State Status

Nevada is not a Nursing Licensure Compact state.

Prescriptive Authority in Nevada

Advanced practice registered nurses in Nevada may apply for prescriptive authority for controlled substances. In order to prescribe Schedule II controlled substances. 2 years of physician supervision or 2000 prescribing this class within a collaboration agreement.

Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN) in Nevada

Education: Master’s Degree in Relevant Nursing Field

Examination: Varies for Different Certifications

Fees:

  • $200 Application Fee
  • Examination Fee (Varies for Different Certifications)

Experience: 800 Hours of Supervised Clinical Practice; Some Certifications May Require Additional Experience

Certification Required:

  • National Certification from the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation (ONCC), the National Certification Corporation (NCC), the Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB), the American Midwifery Certification Board (AMCB), or the National Board on the Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA); additional certifications may be accepted.
  • The certification requirement may be waived for applicants who perform 1,000 hours of supervised clinical practice upon licensure before providing regular care.

Additional Information: An Active Nevada Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.

Renewal: Education requirements include 45 hours of board-approved continuing education units (CEUs) in addition to providing evidence of a national certification. Forty-five hours will consist of 30 hours for registered (RN) licensure as well as 15 hours related to specialty. APRNs that have dispensing OR prescribing privileges must complete a 2 CE course related to the use and misuse of controlled substances also within each renewal period. Finally, APRNs must complete a 2 CE course related to suicide prevention within two years of initial licensure and then again every four years. Fee of $300 per renewal period is required.

Learn more on how to become an advanced practice registered nurse.

Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) in Nevada

Education: Master’s Degree from an approved Nurse Anesthetist program

Examination: American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Certification Examination

Certification Required: National Board on the Certification and Recertification of Nurse Anesthetists (NBCRNA)

Fees:

  • $200 Application Fee
  • $725 Examination Fee

Experience: 800 Hours of Supervised Clinical Practice; Some Certifications May Require Additional Experience

Additional Information: An Active Nevada Registered Nurse License Is Required for Application.

Renewal: Education requirements include 45 hours of board-approved continuing education units (CEUs) in addition to providing evidence of a national certification. Forty-five hours will consist of 30 hours for registered (RN) licensure as well as 15 hours related to specialty. In addition, APRNs that have dispensing OR prescribing privileges must complete a 2 CE course related to the use and misuse of controlled substances also within each renewal period. Finally, APRNS must complete a 2 CE course related to suicide prevention within two years of initial licensure and then again every four years.Fee of $300 per renewal period is required.

Learn more on how to become a certified registered nurse anesthetist.

Registered Nurse (RN) in Nevada

Education: Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Examination: NCLEX-RN

Fees:

  • $100 Application Fee
  • $200 Examination Fee
  • $40 Fingerprinting Fee

Additional Information: To become an Emergency Medical Services Registered Nurse (EMS-RN), one must be certified in advanced life support practices for adults, pediatric patients, and patients with trauma, as well as a program for pre-hospital setting care.

Endorsement: Individuals with equivalent licensure in another state may apply for licensure through endorsement, subject to a $105 application fee and $40 fingerprinting fee.

Renewal: Renewal fee is $100. Educational requirements for RNs include 30 hours of board-approved CEUs.

Learn more on how to become a registered nurse.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Nevada

Education: Completion of an Approved Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse Program

Examination: NCLEX-PN

Fees:

  • $90 Application Fee
  • $200 Examination Fee
  • $40 Fingerprinting Fee

Endorsement: Individuals with equivalent licensure in another state may apply for licensure through endorsement, subject to a $95 application fee and $40 fingerprinting fee.

Renewal: Renewal fee is $100. Educational requirements for RNs include 30 hours of board-approved CEUs.

Learn more on how to become a licensed practical nurse.

Information on the above nursing careers in Nevada was retrieved from the Nevada State Board of Nursing, as of January 2020.

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