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A legacy of service
Founded in 1956, the Orvis School of Nursing (OSN), at the University of Nevada, is the oldest school of nursing in the state and is dedicated to serving people of Nevada through quality teaching, research and service.
The mission of the Orvis School of Nursing is to prepare individuals for both entry level and advanced nursing roles by providing excellent academic programs integrating recognized educational standards. The curriculum emphasizes nursing care of individuals, families & populations throughout the lifespan; among diverse cultures & beliefs; and across all socioeconomic groups in the context of their environments by providing a strong foundation for evidence-based practice, critical thinking, and leadership. As an essential part of its mission as a land grant institution, Orvis School of Nursing provides service to the state of Nevada and to the professional community at large.