Nursing (Associate of Applied Science)
Nature of Work
Nursing is a profession which focuses on a wide range of human related responses observed in both sick and well persons. Nursing has a theoretical base selected from other sciences and nursing research. Nurses are highly respected and supported by the public.
Nurses work with people of all ages in:
- Home Health
- Public Health
- Federal Government
- Long Term Care
- Managed Care
- Subacute/Rehabilitation Settings
The program includes both classroom instruction and clinical practice in adult health nursing, family health nursing and mental health nursing.
Program Outcomes 2019-2020
Program completion rates (Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
Completion Rates: 89.6% (181/202)
Pass rates on specific credentialing exam/s (Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
NCLEX-RN Pass Rates: 85.2% (167/196)
(Yearly summary 2019: 85.92% (177/206))
Employment rates/job placement post-graduation (Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
Job placement: 73% (35/48)
*N = respondents (48/197) to the survey sent out 6 mos after May 2019 and December 2019 graduation
The CSN Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)and the Nevada State Board of Nursing.
The Associate Degree nursing program at the College of Southern Nevada meets the state education requirements for a registered nursing license in the states of California, Utah, Virginia, and Washington. The College of Southern Nevada has not determined if the Associate Degree nursing program at the College of Southern Nevada meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia. Contact the state regulatory agency for nursing in any other state for which this information is needed.
Note: Qualified applicants are expected to meet all admission criteria and matriculating students are expected to meet all progression criteria, as well as these Essential Functions of Nursing Students. Students with documented need for accommodation are to meet with the Disability Resources Center.
English Language Proficiency Requirement for ADN Applicants
All ADN program applicants are required to demonstrate English Language Proficiency. Please click here for English Language Proficiency Requirements.
This is a Limited Entry Program. Therefore, an application for admission must be submitted to the Limited Entry office by the application deadline. All prerequisite requirements must be completed by the completion deadline in order to be eligible for consideration. Applicants are notified of their acceptance by the Limited Entry office.
NOTE: The Kaplan Exam must be taken prior to December 31, 2016 and will be accepted until December 31, 2021. Kaplan Exams taken after December 31, 2016 will not be accepted. TEAS or Kaplan Exam scores older than (5) years at the time of application will not be considered. Students who have taken the TEAS or Kaplan exam from another state and/or institution must have all their scores officially transferred to CSN before their specified application deadline. An unofficial copy must also be presented with the limited entry packet.
Proficiency Exam for Assessment of Anatomy & Physiology/Microbiology
Science courses must be no older than 7 years old at the time of entry into the Limited Entry Programs at CSN. Students applying to the nursing program who completed college transferable course(s) with a "C" or better in Anatomy & Physiology (8 credits) and/or Microbiology (4 credits), greater than 7 years ago may be eligible to take a proficiency exam(s) for these subjects. By satisfactorily passing a standardized exam for Anatomy & Physiology and/or Microbiology, the Nursing Program Director will waive the 7 year policy for the science courses and science courses can then be used for purposes of selection into the Nursing program.
Students accepted into the program will be required to show proof of CPR certification, health insurance, immunization against Hepatitis B, Measles, Mumps, Rubella, Tetanus, Diphtheria and proof of a negative TB skin test. A physical examination must also be completed. This documentation is due at the mandatory advising session held during the week before classes begin each semester.
Join us on Nurses Lounge to connect with current students, faculty and alumni for networking. This site is created just for YOU - our CSN nursing students past and present- to network, connect for job leads and hear of each other's successes.
All states require Registered Nurses to be licensed. To become licensed in the State of Nevada, you must have graduated from an approved school of professional nursing and have passed the RN national licensing examination.
In addition to successfully completing the prescribed course of study in an approved school of nursing, the Nevada Nurse Practice Act (NRS 632.140) requires that candidates for licensure be (1) of good moral character (2) in good physical and mental health. Prospective students are advised that if they have been convicted of a felony prior to admission to the program that this may preclude subsequent licensure to practice as a nurse in Nevada (NRS 632.320). If you are a prospective student and have been convicted of a felony, please refer to the Criminal Convictions Fact Sheet located at Nevada State Board of Nursing website.
Click here for information on Criminal Convictions for those seeking a Nursing Career in Nevada
Student's First Checklist
New students planning to register for courses at CSN must follow the steps outlined on the Health Programs Advising Checklist. This checklist provides information on the registration process for new students seeking a Limited-Entry Health Science Degree or Certificate.
Find out how to Transfer Credits to CSN from other colleges.
If you have any questions regarding this program, please contact one of our Health Programs Advisement Offices.
- Charleston Campus: (702) 651-5885, Building K Lobby
- North Las Vegas Campus: (702) 651-4415, Main Building Room N212
- Henderson Campus: (702) 651-3563, Student Union Room 127