The leader in advanced practice nursing education

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

New BSN to DNP specializations available Fall 2022!

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

Academic Programs

Academic programs

Explore all nursing academic programs.

Academic Programs

Careers and professional opportunities

Learn about post-degree opportunities.

Academic Programs

Resources for students

We're excited you are part of the Orvis School of Nursing, and we're here to help you succeed. View helpful resources, including career guidance, student handbooks, and advising and scholarship information. 

About Us

About us

Learn more about nursing at Nevada.

News from the Orvis School of Nursing

An aerial view of the University of Nevada, Reno campus with the Joe Crowley Student Union and the E. L. Wiegand Fitness Center in focus.

U.S. News ranks three University of Nevada, Reno online graduate programs as top in the country

Nursing, executive MBA and education recognized as “2022 Best Online Programs”

Lindsay stands with fellow U.S. Navy members during her induction ceremony into the U.S. Navy

Orvis School of Nursing student accepted into U.S. Navy Nurse Candidate Program

Lindsay Zieschang graduates with her BSN in December and then immediately goes on to complete an 8-year service as a nurse in the U.S. Navy

Professor Shannon Richard operating the Orvis School of Nursing birthing simulator

Birthing simulator helps nursing students get labor and delivery experience During COVID

Orvis School of Nursing childbirth simulator provides student birthing scenarios they may not ever see in a real hospital setting

CCNE logo

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 is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington, DC 20001, 202-887-6791.