Nevada State College

Henderson, NV 89002
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Nevada State College is a public institution in Henderson, Nevada. It is a small school, with an annual enrollment just below 3,400 students. It is part of the Nevada System of Higher Education, along with seven other campuses located throughout the state. The college opened its doors in 2002. The main campus is in the foothills of Henderson and includes 509 acres of land. Close to half of the students that graduate from Nevada State College earn a nursing degree, making it the most popular field of study at the college. The first permanent building on the campus was built in 2008. The Liberal Arts & Sciences Building includes 42,000 square feet of high-tech classrooms, simulation labs, and faculty offices.

The Nevada State College School of Nursing has three BSN programs that are accredited by the CCNE. Students may apply to the traditional BSN, accelerated BSN, or RN to BSN program, depending on their previous education. Students with a bachelor’s degree in an unrelated field may apply to the accelerated BSN program. The traditional BSN track includes full-time and part-time plans. The RN to BSN program is offered entirely online, providing a convenient option for working registered nurses. The school has partnerships with clinics and hospitals to provide hands-on learning. 

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleFringe Rural
Number of Students4,216
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenNo
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate71%

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Bachelor's degree 0 1
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 95%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
07/13/2011 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (CNURED) - Nursing education programs at the baccalaureate degree levels
04/15/2005 - Current



Acceptance Rate
Enrolled students test score (Fall 2017)
Admission considerations
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school rank Neither required nor recommended
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) Neither required nor recommended
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) Neither required nor recommended

In addition to the college's admission requirements each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).
Application fee
Undergrads $30
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$166/credit
In State Students$166/credit
Out of State Students$333/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 $7,470 $7,470 $14,985
ADN 70 $11,620 $11,620 $23,310
BSN 125 $20,750 $20,750 $41,625
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, 88% of Nevada State College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.

Students Receiving Aid Average Amount/Student
Pell Grant 46% $4,230
Other Federal Grant 18% $733
State Grant & Scholarships 58% $1,505
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 76% $1,861
Federal Student Loans 23% $4,073
Private Loans -- $6,702


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$12,809
$30,001 to $48,000$11,681
$48,001 to $75,000$15,692
$75,001 to $110,000$18,001
Over $110,000$18,273

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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

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Data source: (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Nevada state board of nursing.
Nevada State College
1125 Nevada State Drive
Henderson, NV 89002

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