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.

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:

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) evaluation of their official transcripts. A proof of English proficiency such as the Test of English as a Foreign Language (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.

Learn more about Nevada LPN Jobs & Employment Outlook.

LPN Salary in Nevada 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
Carson City90$26.12$54,320

For those interested in advancing their nursing career, see our Nevada LPN to RN/BSN programs page.

LPN Programs in Nevada

College of Southern Nevada
700 College Dr, Henderson, NV 89002
(702) 651-3000 Visit Homepage
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