Congratulations, Class of 2024!

View the livestream of the Orvis School of Nursing Convocation ceremony Thursday, May 16 at 9 a.m.

Meeting ID: 814 1067 4032 | Passcode: 468443

View convocation livestream

New BSN to DNP specializations available!

We're proud to announce that our DNP program now offers Nurse Executive Clinical Nurse Leadership and Clinical Education Leadership specializations.

Preparing Nevada's nurses

About Us

About us

Founded in 1956, the Orvis School of Nursing (OSN) is the oldest school of nursing in the state and committed to serving the healthcare needs of the people of Nevada through excellence in teaching, research and service.


Meet the faculty

Our nursing faculty have hundreds of years of combined experience in nursing education and professional health care. Learn more about our faculty members today.

Academic Programs

Resources for students

View helpful resources, including career guidance, student handbooks, and advising and scholarship information. 

News from the Orvis School of Nursing

Exterior wall of the Orvis School of Nursing.

The University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing ranks as top nursing program in the country

2023 National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX®) nursing graduate passing rates place the University at the top of the charts in the state and country

A group of 25 students, faculty and friends standing in front of a float decorated for pride, holding a pride flag

Orvis School of Nursing parades proudly at Northern Nevada Pride

Orvis School of Nursing has celebrated Northern Nevada Pride for another year, participating in the parade and festival

A group of nine smiling people posing for the camera at the Interprofessional Care 2023 TTX Training Exercise

Health students participate in emergency management training

Organizational Resilience in partnership with Orvis School of Nursing and the School of Public Health have delivered disaster management training to health students.

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The baccalaureate degree programs in nursing, master's degree programs in nursing, Doctor of Nursing Practice programs, and post-graduate APRN certificate programs at the University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.