The Nursing Program includes both classroom instruction and clinical practice in adult health nursing, family health nursing, and mental health nursing. Students are trained to provide care, support, and education to patients, monitor the physical and mental status of patients, administer medication, record patient progress, and direct licensed practical nurses and nursing assistants.
Why Study Nursing at CSN?
The program features education in Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Registered Nurse (RN) and Nursing (RN). The LPN to RN bridge degree awards credits to practical nurses for their practical nursing program courses and Nevada LPN licensure. Students interested in this program must be a graduate of an approved practical nursing program, and be currently licensed as practical nurse in Nevada. Successful graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination to become professional nurses in Nevada. The nursing (RN) degree coursework prepares students to care for the sick, injured, and dying in addition to promoting healthy living. Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for state licensure.
RNs work in a variety of health care settings such as hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, home health, community agencies, wellness centers, clinics, and drug centers.
This program allows ADN educated Registered Nurses the opportunity to build upon their knowledge, enhance their current professional role, advance to broader careers by completing the Bachelor of Science.
This program is designed for practicing License Practical Nurses who wish to prepare to licensure as a registered nurse. The program awards credits for Practical Nursing program courses and Nevada LPN licensure.
Graduates of this program are eligible to sit for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) for state licensure. Courses in the two-year degree can be applied toward the requirements for a Bachelor of Science in Nursing at a four year institution.
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A Skills Certificate in Nursing Assistant is available. This is not a limited entry program. A Health Programs Orientation, meeting with a Health Programs Advisor, and attending a Limited Entry Workshop are not required.
The CSN Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN) and by the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
The Associate Degree Nursing program at the College of Southern Nevada meets the state education requirements for a registered nursing license in the states of California, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. The College of Southern Nevada has not determined if the Associate Degree Nursing program at the College of Southern Nevada meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed.
-- Program Completion Rates (Fall 2020-Spring 2021) 70% of the students who enter the Associate Degree Nursing Program will graduate within three years.
Completion Rates: 181/205 = 88.3%
-- Pass rates on specific credentialing exam/s (Fall 2020-Spring 2021) The program’s most recent annual licensure examination pass rate will be at least 80% for all first-time test-takers during the same 12-month period.