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Limited Entry Health Sciences Programs 

All learners pursuing a Limited Entry Health Sciences Program must complete the following steps. Failure to complete these steps will result in rejection of your Limited Entry Application.

Step 1: Complete Health Programs Orientation

To attend the orientation in person, please check the Health Programs Orientation - Schedule.

To complete the orientation online, please submit a request via email.  In your request please include the following as they are listed in your MyCSN: your full name, email address, and NSHE/Student ID. Please be aware that it may take up to one week to add the HPO to CANVAS. 

Step 2: Make An Appointment With The Health Programs Advisor

This appointment is essential to develop a plan of study and to discuss prerequisites, additional general education courses, transfer credits, etc. Appointments are available on all three campuses and can be scheduled online here

Note: You must attend Health Programs Orientation prior to meeting with a Health Programs Advisor. If you have not attended orientation, your appointment will be canceled. 

Step 3: Meet With A Health Programs Advisor Every Semester

It is important to meet with a Health Programs Advisor every semester to review your Individual Program of Study (IPS) and to verify that you have completed all necessary prerequisites before applying to your specified Limited Entry Health Sciences Program.

Step 4: Complete the Limited Entry Workshop

Complete a mandatory Limited Entry Workshop (LEW) prior to submitting your Limited Entry Application and prior to scheduling any appointments with the Limited Entry Coordinator.

To complete the Limited Entry Workshop in person, please visit: Limited Entry Workshop - Schedule.

To complete the Limited Entry Workshop online, please submit a request via email with your full name, NSHE ID#, and email as it is listed in your MyCSN.  NOTE:  You must have a current and active CANVAS Account to participate in the Online LEW.  If your CANVAS Account is not active, you will be required to participate in the in-person LEW.

Make sure to print the quiz results to submit with your Limited Entry Application.  You must complete a minimum of 8 out of the 10 questions correctly.

NOTE: If all the above-mentioned steps are not completed, your application will not be accepted in the Limited Entry Office, nor will it be considered during the program’s Limited Entry Selection Process.

Step 5: Complete and Submit Your Limited Entry Application for Review

Learn more information on the Limited Entry Admissions Process and completing the Limited Entry Application and Policy.

Complete and submit your Limited Entry Application for review prior to the program’s application deadline. You may schedule an appointment with the Limited Entry Coordinator to discuss your application.

Applications must be submitted to the Limited Entry Office one week in advance to your scheduled appointment.  Please be aware of the application deadline for the program you have chosen and submit your application early.

Step 6: Acceptance and Additional Advising

Once you have been accepted into the Health Sciences Program of your choice, please contact the Program Director or designee for additional advising.

Step 7: Not Accepted?

If you were not accepted into the Health Sciences Program of your choice and have questions or concerns, please contact the Limited Entry Programs Coordinator at 702-651-5633 or schedule an appointment to discuss any concerns.


Limited Entry Health Sciences Programs - Baccalaureate Degrees

Our baccalaureate degrees require the learner to apply through the Limited Entry Process, however requirements may differ. Please review specific program requirements and degree completion requirements with the specified Program Director:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Cardiorespiratory Sciences
    Program Director: Art Little - (702) 651-5757, (702) 651-7479 or Contact Us
  • Bachelor of Science in Dental Hygiene
    Program Director: Missy Abel - (702) 651-5577, (702) 651-5682 or Contact Us
  • Bachelor of Applied Science in Medical Laboratory Scientist
    Program Director: Heidi Schneiter - (702) 651-5686, (702) 651-5864 or Contact Us
  • RN to BSN Bridge Program
    Program Director: Kay Fontanilla - (702) 651-5986, (702) 651-5985 or Contact Us

Note: Learners may also contact the Limited Entry Health Programs Coordinator at (702) 651-5633 for information regarding the Limited Entry Application Process for any of the Baccalaureate Degree Programs in the School of Health Sciences.

Open Entry Health Sciences Programs

After becoming an admitted student to CSN, register for courses and/or contact the Program Director of the Open Entry Health Sciences Program of interest for advice on program requirements or program completion.  Students may also contact the Department of Health Programs Advising at 702-651-5690 for additional information on these programs.

  • Central Sterile Technician
    Program Director: Cris Aguilar, (702) 651-5080, (702) 651-5945 or Contact Us
  • Dental Assisting
    Program Director: Carole Brew, (702) 651-5577, (702) 651-5851, or Contact Us
  • Medic to LPN
    Program Director: Eileen Mahoney Bauer (702) 651-5649, (702) 651-7346 or Contact Us
  • Medical Office Practices, Medical Transcription, Patient Registration
    Program Director: Cassie Gentry - (702) 651-5757, (702) 651-5896, or Contact Us
  • Nursing Assistant
    Program Director: Carla Wright - (702) 651-5652, (702) 651-5082, or Contact Us
  • Ophthalmic DispensingOptical Laboratory Technician, Contact Lens Training
    Program Director: Scott Helkaa - (702) 651-5584, (702) 651-5834, or Contact Us
  • Phlebotomy
    Program Director: Heidi Schneiter - (702) 651-5864, or Contact Us

Note: Attending a Health Programs Orientation, meeting with a Health Programs Advisor, and attending the Limited Entry Workshop are not required for Skills Certificate/Open Entry Health Science Programs.

Changed Your Mind?

If after beginning a Health Sciences Program you decide you no longer would like to pursue any Health Science program, please review the following options: