The leader in advanced practice nursing education

More than 60 years of experience training motivated, eager students.

The University of Nevada, Reno takes pride in the depth and quality of its nursing program. Come study at the Orvis School of Nursing and join the ranks of the state's finest nurses.

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic nurses make up less than 10% of all nurses in the U.S. Help us celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the contributions and achievements of our Hispanic faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community partners. 

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Orvis School of Nursing news and events

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Orvis nursing students graduate despite turmoil and personal tragedy

While the community was on lockdown, Orvis School of Nursing students graduating May 2021 assisted on the front lines and overcame great personal tragedies in order to graduate.
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New master-level tracks open for enrollment

We’re excited to continue to expand upon our graduate offerings with the Acute Care Pediatric and Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner tracks. If you’re interested in advancing your nursing skills consider the variety of graduate tracks offered by the Orvis School of Nursing.

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Orvis Student Nurses' Association creates food and supply pantry for nursing students

Nursing students in need can sign up for anonymous food and supply pantry through the school's student association.
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Orvis School of Nursing online graduate program ranked among nation's best

U.S. News and Review ranks Orvis School of Nursing online master's program as top 100 online nursing programs in the country.

Exciting things are happening at the Orvis School of Nursing. Read our latest news and features.

The baccalaureate degree program in nursing and the master's degree in nursing 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.

The Doctor of Nursing Practice program and the Post-Master's Adult Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner, Family Nurse Practitioner, Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degrees at the University of Nevada, Reno Orvis School of Nursing are accredited by:

Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education
655 K Street, NW, Suite 750
Washington, DC, 20001, 202-887-6791