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Nevada, NV | LPN Nursing Program Information

How to Become an LPN in Nevada

Becoming a Licensed Practical Nurse in Nevada requires enrollment in a year-long LPN education program. Prerequisites include about five classes in subjects such as biology and psychology. Entry is highly competitive—just as LPNs are in demand, so too is LPN education. After enrollment, students spend most of their time learning the skills and knowledge needed to independently administer direct patient care under the direction of superiors like Registered Nurses and doctors. It also offers some foundational knowledge towards an understanding of broader health care processes and concepts that prepares LPNs for further nursing studies.

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The final licensure test is called the NCLEX-PN, and it requires application to the Nevada State Board of Nursing at a cost of $51.25, and exam administrators Pearson Vue charge $200. More than four out of five first time applicants pass the test, and once passing results are received, a Licensed Practical Nurse is ready to work in Nevada.

Nevada LPN Salary, Hours and Duties

Most Licensed Practical Nurses in Nevada are employed by hospitals, although there are also employment opportunities in doctor’s offices, retirement homes, and other health care facilities. The reason they find most of their work in hospitals is because they spend most of their time administering direct care to patients by monitoring their health status, administering medicine, and, in conjunction with nursing assistants, helping feed and bathe patients who can’t do so themselves. This also means that their schedules may include evening, weekend, and holiday shifts—after all, a lot of patients require around the clock care. But they also enjoy good returns for their efforts—the average LPN salary in Nevada cities like Reno and Las Vegas is upwards of $40,000 per year (according to