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2021 Best Nursing Schools in Nevada

13 Schools Ranked
$40,828 Average Earnings
$29,546 Avg Student Debt

It's not easy to decide which nursing program to enroll in when you have so many options available. As online education oppotunities continue to grow, you're not restricted to just schools in your local area anymore. Even some of the 'big name' schools are offering online courses. On top of that, there are a considerable number of trade schools and bootcamp that offer fast-track entry to many fields.

The Best Nursing Schools in Nevada ranking is one of many tools that Nursing Degree Search has developed to help you make your educational decision. This report analyzed 13 schools in Nevada to see which ones offered the best programs for nursing students.

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Top Nursing Schools in Nevada

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734 Total Awards
$103,450 Average Earnings
$203,329 Avg Student Debt

Our 2021 rankings named Roseman University of Health Sciences the best school in Nevada for nursing students working on their degree. Located in Henderson, Nevada, the small private not-for-profit school handed out 734 degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $203,329 in student loans. For those students on a 10-year repayment plan, the average payment due each month is around $2,641.After graduating from Southern Nevada Educational Services Roseman University of Health Sciences, students go on to jobs where they make an average of $103,450 during the early years of their career.

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#2

Chamberlain University-Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
98 Total Awards
$69,300 Average Earnings
$26,148 Avg Student Debt

A rank of #2 on this year’s list means Chamberlain University-Nevada is a great place for nursing students. Chamberlain University-Nevada is a very small private for-profit school located in Las Vegas, Nevada that handed out 98 degrees in 2018-2019.

Degree recipients from Chamberlain College of Nursing-Las Vegas accumulate an average of $26,148 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. If you borrow this amount, expect your monthly student loan payment to be around $249, assuming you are on a 10-year repayment plan. During the early years of their career, Chamberlain College of Nursing-Las Vegas graduates make an average of $69,300 annually.

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#3

Touro University Nevada

Henderson, Nevada
486 Total Awards
$89,014 Average Earnings
$102,469 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Touro University Nevada. It ranked #3 on our 2021 Best Nursing Schools in Nevada list. Touro University Nevada is a small private not-for-profit school located in Henderson, Nevada that handed out 486 degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $102,469 in student loans. Those who take out this much in loans have to make a monthly payment of about $1,246 if they are on a 10-year repayment plan. Once they receive their degree, Touro University Nevada graduates enter the workforce, making an average salary of $89,014 during the early year of their career.

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#4

Nevada State College

Henderson, Nevada
614 Total Awards
$48,367 Average Earnings
$24,762 Avg Student Debt

You’ll be in good company if you decide to attend Nevada State College. It ranked #4 on our 2021 Best Nursing Schools in Nevada list. Located in Henderson, Nevada, the medium-sized public school handed out 614 degrees in 2018-2019.

Degree recipients from NSC accumulate an average of $24,762 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. If you borrow this amount, expect your monthly student loan payment to be around $245, assuming you are on a 10-year repayment plan. Once they receive their degree, NSC graduates enter the workforce, making an average salary of $48,367 during the early year of their career.

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#5

Carrington College-Reno

Reno, Nevada
142 Total Awards
$38,433 Average Earnings
$14,258 Avg Student Debt

You’ll join some of the best and brightest minds around you if you attend Carrington College-Reno. The school came in at #5 on this year’s Best Nursing Schools in Nevada list. Carrington College-Reno is a private for-profit institution located in Reno, Nevada. The school has a very small population, and it awarded 142 degrees in 2018-2019.

Degree recipients from Carrington College-Reno accumulate an average of $14,258 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. Those who take out this much in loans have to make a monthly payment of about $158 if they are on a 10-year repayment plan. Once they receive their degree, Carrington College-Reno graduates enter the workforce, making an average salary of $38,433 during the early year of their career.

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5,093 Total Awards
$41,025 Average Earnings
$23,931 Avg Student Debt

University of Nevada - Reno landed the #6 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best nursing programs. UNR is located in Reno, Nevada and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,093 degrees to qualified students.

On average, students take out $23,931 in loans while pursuing their degree. For those students on a 10-year repayment plan, the average payment due each month is around $255. Once they receive their degree, UNR graduates enter the workforce, making an average salary of $41,025 during the early year of their career.

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85 Total Awards

Altierus Career College-Henderson did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students. It came in at #7 on the list. Altierus Career College-Henderson is located in Henderson, Nevada and has a very small student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 85 degrees to qualified students.

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#8

University of Nevada - Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
5,819 Total Awards
$46,561 Average Earnings
$34,613 Avg Student Debt

University of Nevada - Las Vegas ranked #8 on this year’s Best Nursing Schools in Nevada list. UNLV is located in Las Vegas, Nevada and has a large student population. In 2018-2019, this school awarded 5,819 degrees to qualified students.

On average, students take out $34,613 in loans while pursuing their degree. For those students on a 10-year repayment plan, the average payment due each month is around $373. Once they receive their degree, UNLV graduates enter the workforce, making an average salary of $46,561 during the early year of their career.

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#9

College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, Nevada
5,193 Total Awards
$34,309 Average Earnings
$13,790 Avg Student Debt

College of Southern Nevada did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students. It came in at #9 on the list. This large public school is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it awarded 5,193 degrees in 2018-2019.

On average, students take out $13,790 in loans while pursuing their degree. For those students on a 10-year repayment plan, the average payment due each month is around $123. During the early years of their career, CSN graduates make an average of $34,309 annually.

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2,476 Total Awards
$41,160 Average Earnings
$15,390 Avg Student Debt

Truckee Meadows Community College came in at #10 in this year’s edition of the Best Nursing Schools in Nevada ranking. Located in Reno, Nevada, the fairly large public school awarded 2,476 diplomas to qualifed students in 2018-2019.

Degree recipients from Truckee Meadows Community College accumulate an average of $15,390 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. For those students on a 10-year repayment plan, the average payment due each month is around $125.After graduating from Truckee Meadows Community College, students go on to jobs where they make an average of $41,160 during the early years of their career.

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#11

Great Basin College

Elko, Nevada
821 Total Awards
$70,900 Average Earnings
$16,844 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #11, Great Basin College did quite well on this year’s best schools for nursing students working. This small public school is located in Elko, Nevada, and it awarded 821 degrees in 2018-2019.

Degree recipients from Great Basin College accumulate an average of $16,844 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. If you borrow this amount, expect your monthly student loan payment to be around $172, assuming you are on a 10-year repayment plan. During the early years of their career, Great Basin College graduates make an average of $70,900 annually.

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#12

Milan Institute-Sparks

Sparks, Nevada
158 Total Awards
$21,280 Average Earnings
$8,176 Avg Student Debt

With a ranking of #12, Milan Institute-Sparks did quite well on this year’s best schools for nursing students working. Milan Institute-Sparks is a private for-profit institution located in Sparks, Nevada. The school has a very small population, and it awarded 158 degrees in 2018-2019.

Degree recipients from Milan Institute-Sparks accumulate an average of $8,176 in student debt by the time they complete their degree. If you borrow this amount, expect your monthly student loan payment to be around $94, assuming you are on a 10-year repayment plan. Once they receive their degree, Milan Institute-Sparks graduates enter the workforce, making an average salary of $21,280 during the early year of their career.

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#13

Milan Institute-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
286 Total Awards
$17,675 Average Earnings
$8,155 Avg Student Debt

Milan Institute-Las Vegas ranked #13 on this year’s Best Nursing Schools in Nevada list. This very small private for-profit school is located in Las Vegas, Nevada, and it awarded 286 degrees in 2018-2019.

On average, students take out $8,155 in loans while pursuing their degree. Those who take out this much in loans have to make a monthly payment of about $92 if they are on a 10-year repayment plan.After graduating from Milan Institute-Las Vegas, students go on to jobs where they make an average of $17,675 during the early years of their career.

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#14

Arizona College-Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada
35 Total Awards
$25,364 Avg Student Debt

Arizona College-Las Vegas did quite well in this year’s ranking of the best places for nursing students. It came in at #14 on the list. Arizona College-Las Vegas is a private for-profit institution located in Las Vegas, Nevada. The school has a very small population, and it awarded 35 degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $25,364 in student loans.

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#15

Western Nevada College

Carson City, Nevada
1,072 Total Awards
$27,000 Average Earnings
$18,984 Avg Student Debt

Western Nevada College landed the #15 spot in the 2021 rankings for the best nursing programs. Western Nevada College is a small public school located in Carson City, Nevada that handed out 1,072 degrees in 2018-2019.

By the time they get their degree, students from this school have racked up an average of $18,984 in student loans. Those who take out this much in loans have to make a monthly payment of about $174 if they are on a 10-year repayment plan.After graduating from WNC, students go on to jobs where they make an average of $27,000 during the early years of their career.

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*These averages are for the top 15 schools only.

References

  • Read more about our ranking methodology.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Information about the national average student loan default rate is from the U.S. Department of Education and refers to data about the 2016 borrower cohort tracking period for which the cohort default rate (CDR) was 10.1%.

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