Becoming an LPN in Nevada

The state of Nevada strives to shape the future of healthcare in the state by having high standards of care, as well as the belief in continued education and professional growth and development for its nurses and health care providers. Nurse hopefuls can apply for a license in the state by completing state-approved education and testing. It’s predicted that licensed practical nurse (LPN) jobs are on the incline and could increase in the State of Nevada as much as 17% by 2024 (Bureau of Labor Statistics study). LPN's interested in transferring to Nevada can apply for a license by endorsement.

  • LPN Programs in Nevada

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    College of Southern Nevada
    700 College Dr, Henderson, NV 89002
    (702) 651-3000 Visit Homepage
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    Source: Practical nursing programs appearing on these pages have been retrieved from their respective state board overseeing practical or vocational nursing licensure. The data was retrieved on Sept 14, 2016.

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  • Nevada LPN Licensing Requirements

    LPN’s in the state of Nevada may require physical strength and endurance to complete day-to-day tasks. To become an LPN in Nevada, nurse-hopefuls must successfully complete an approved program and certification examination. By passing the NCLEX-PN, the graduate proves he or she is ready for a career as an LPN.

    In order to receive state licensure, the applicant must submit an application to the state, including:

    • Official transcript from a state-approved nursing program.
    • Fingerprint card.
    • Proof of a valid social security number.

    Application for Licensure by Examination (http://nevadanursingboard.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/Instructions-for-RN-LPN-application-for-license-by-examination.pdf)

    Moving to Nevada with an out-of-state LPN license requires an application for endorsement to practice as an LPN in Nevada by. Along with the application form, the nurse must submit:

    • Official transcript from state-approved nursing program (directly from the school registrar) showing diploma or certificate award date.
    • Verification of state licensure.
    • Having passed the NCLEX or SBTPE licensing exam.
    • Proof of valid social security number.

    Foreign graduates must also submit proof of licensure in the country where their nursing education was complete and the Commission on Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools (CGFNS - http://www.cgfns.org/) evaluation of their official transcripts. A proof of English proficiency such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL - http://www.ets.org/toefl) exam is also required for licensure.

    Nevada LPN licenses expire every 2 years and require 30 hours of continued education (including a one-time 4 hour bioterrorism education course) for renewal.

    Additional NV Nursing Resources

    Nevada State Board of Nursing

    5011 Meadowood Mall #201
    Reno, NV 89502-6547
    Phone: (775) 688-2620
    Fax: (775) 688-2628
    http://nevadanursingboard.org/

    1. Nevada Nurses Association (http://www.nvnurses.org/)

  • LPN Salary: Nevada vs National Salary Comparison

    Source: BLS State Cross-Industry Estimates 2015

    Nevada LPN Employment and Jobs Outlook

    In 2015, the median income for LPN's in the state of Nevada was $52,200—more than the national median income of $43,200 for LPN's. According to the Occupational Profile for the state of Nevada (http://www.careerinfonet.org/occ_rep.asp?optstatus=011000000&soccode=292061&id=1&nodeid=2&stfips=32&search=Go) published by Careerinfonet.org, state and national trends predict a 17% increase in LPN jobs in Nevada by 2024; a 1% increase versus national average growth. This prediction translates to approximately 110 job openings per year, consisting of both regular turn-over and new job growth.

    Occupational Employment Statistics for Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses (http://www.bls.gov/oes/current/oes292061.htm)

    Nevada Licensed Practical Nurse Salaries By Area

    The table below lists career information collected by the Bureau of Labor Statistics for licensed practical nurses in Nevada. The table is sorted by total employment, with the largest metropolitan areas listed first.

    AreaTotal EmploymentAverage Hourly WageAverage Annual Salary
    Las Vegas, Henderson, Paradise1,790$25.58$53,200
    Reno320$24.04$50,010
    Carson City90$26.12$54,320