Nevada

Welcome to the Silver state!


Each state needs a competent medical workforce to meet the needs of it's citizens. However, the requirements for some health care professions are not the same in each state. That is why it is important to find out what is required of you as a future or current registered nurse before moving across state lines. Contact information is located at the bottom of this page.

Endorsements

The general requirements for endorsement in the state of Nevada are listed below:

  • Complete your application and submit it with a fingerprint card

  • Applicable fees

  • Submit proof of your graduation from a nursing program

  • International nursing school graduates must pass the TOEFL or Pearson Test of English Academic if they have been licensed less than five years in the US

  • Verification/endorsement of original state of licensure at Nursys

The Nevada Board of Nursing also requires applicants to have a valid Social Security number, passing NCLEX scores, and current, permanent licensure.

More specific information on endorsement can be found here. It includes fingerprint instructions along with the endorsement application and instructions. Application fee is $105, Fingerprint/Background check fee is $50.

Foreign graduates of international nursing programs must submit a copy of your transcript that indicates nursing degree and date of graduation. The Board will contact you if you are required to complete the CGFNS/CES report. CGFNS Link.

Continuing Competency

Registered nurses must complete 30 hours of continuing education in order to renew their licenses. All courses must be nursing related. Exceptions may be made for newly licensed nurses. That is, if you have been licensed within the last two years, then you may not have to take complete an additional 30 hours for your initial license renewal. However, all RNs must take a one-time, four-hour bioterrorism CE class.

For more information regarding continuing education, including approved providers, can be found here. Approved Continuing Education Providers link

This state requires nurses to hold current ACLS certification.

Contact Information

has two locations.

The Las Vegas office is located at:

4220 S. Maryland Pkwy., Building B, Suite 300

Las Vegas, NV 89119-7533

Main phone number:

702-486-5800

Long distance callers should use the toll free line:

888-590-6726

Main fax number:

702-486-5803 - General Fax line

Email correspondence to either office can be sent the address below:

The Reno office is located at:

5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300

Reno, NV 89502-6547

Main phone number:

775-687-7700

Long distance callers should use the toll free line

888-590-6726

Main fax number

775-687-7707 - General Fax line

(775) 687-7729 - Compliance Department Fax line

Hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Pacific time.


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