College of Southern Nevada

Las Vegas, NV 89146
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The College of Southern Nevada (CSN) is located in Las Vegas, Nevada. This college was established back in 1971 and it serves around 34,000 students currently. This school has become a very important and prevalent part of the Nevada System of Higher Education. It provides students in the area with a large number of different educational opportunities. Students can pursue more than 70 different academic programs. There are over 180 degrees and certificates available, making it a great place to receive a varied education. The school even offers several bachelor degree opportunities in specific fields. Undergraduate degrees at CSN are accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. There is also a renowned athletics department at this school and it competes in the National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) Division I.

The CSN nursing program is great for students who want to receive a thorough nursing education. Students can pursue the practical nursing program or the associate degree in nursing program. Both programs will give students ample experience through classroom learning sessions and clinical experiences. Clinical practices will take place at various healthcare facilities in the area that are affiliated with the school. There is also an LPN to RN bridge program for existing LPN's. CSN nursing programs are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN) and the Nevada State Board of Nursing. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleLarge City
Number of Students33,914
Student to Faculty Ratio22:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 40 155
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years 3 9
Certificate 76 475
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-PN: 80.9%
  • NCLEX-RN: 90.9%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
11/01/1989 - Current
Nursing (PNUR) - Practical nursing programs
02/01/2002 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $20
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$110/credit
In State Students$110/credit
Out of State Students$214/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.

Program Credit Hours In district In State Out of State
LPN 45 $4,950 $4,950 $9,630
ADN 70 $7,700 $7,700 $14,980
BSN 125 $13,750 $13,750 $26,750
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.

Financial Aid

In 2017-2018 academic year, 74% of College of Southern Nevada's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 51% $4,347
Other Federal Grant 1% $684
State Grant & Scholarships 37% $986
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 21% $900
Federal Student Loans 16% $3,587
Private Loans -- $3,000


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
Average Net Price by Family Income
Less than $30,000$6,223
$30,001 to $48,000$6,610
$48,001 to $75,000$8,220
$75,001 to $110,000$10,385
Over $110,000$11,049

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Ethnic Diversity
Black/African American
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

Relevant scholarships

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Nevada state board of nursing.
College of Southern Nevada
6375 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146

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