Nevada State Board of Nursing

Nevada State Board of Nursing Nevada State Board of Nursing: Protecting the public's health, safety, and welfare through effective nursing regulation… The state legislature established the Board 94 years ago to regulate the practice of nursing.

The scope of the Board’s original responsibilities has grown dramatically since 1923, when it licensed 104 registered nurses. In 2015-16, it was responsible for licensing, certifying and disciplining more than 47,000 individuals, including registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, advanced practice registered nurses, certified nursing assistants, and certified registered nurse anesthetists.

Mission: The Board’s mission is to protect the public’s health, safety and welfare through effective nursing regulation. It is a government agency established by Nevada law to protect the public from unsafe practice by nurses.

Operating as usual

National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN
05/15/2020

National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN

NCSBN’s International Center for Regulatory Scholarship is offering a series of free online courses that provide health care professionals with training and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. Three of the courses offer CE credit. Learn more: https://catalog.icrsncsbn.org.

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week!
05/06/2020

May 6-12 is National Nurses Week!

National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN
04/09/2020

National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN

NCSBN is providing free fast-track nurse license verification through its Nursys e-Notify database for state and federal emergency response organizations that need to verify that their volunteers have current nursing licenses. Emergency response organizations can go to https://www.nursys.com/e-notify and “Register as an Institution,” select the institution type of emergency response organization in registration, and then contact NCSBN at [email protected] for additional assistance with formatting a spreadsheet. This spreadsheet will be used for the nurse licensure verification.

Nevada State Board of Nursing's cover photo
04/02/2020

Nevada State Board of Nursing's cover photo

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03/26/2020
Reno restaurants helping feed our heroes

Feed Our Heroes is a group of restaurants and sponsors committed to feeding our ER staff and first responders.
A huge THANK YOU Feed Our Heroes. 🙏🤗👩‍⚕️🍔

People helping people. That's the mantra of Old Granite Street Eatery's new initiative, called Feed Our Heroes.

NCLEX Exams to Resume in Limited Capacity March 25, 2020 CHICAGO – NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations testing will resum...
03/23/2020
COVID-19 Impact to NCLEX FAQs | NCSBN

NCLEX Exams to Resume in Limited Capacity March 25, 2020
CHICAGO – NCLEX-RN and NCLEX-PN Examinations testing will resume on a limited basis at 60 Pearson VUE Testing Centers on March 25, 2020, ramping up to additional sites by March 28. These sites were selected to be close to large metropolitan areas in the U.S. and Canada.

The decision to reopen these centers speaks to the unprecedented need for nurses and their importance in the health care system during this time of global pandemic. NCSBN and Pearson VUE know that they have a crucial role in assisting to put more nurses into the workforce.

Following CDC guidelines for social distancing, NCLEX candidates will be screened prior to being allowed to test. Likewise, testing center personnel will also undergo screening before being allowed to work. The testing centers will be thoroughly cleaned and disinfected between each test taker including all objects that candidates interact with or encounter.

While still maintaining the psychometric integrity of the NCLEX exams, the time limit of the exam will be shortened to four hours in order to allow the maximum number of candidates to test per day. The pretest items and the special experimental Next Generation NCLEX section will be removed, however, the difficulty levels and passing standards of the exams have not changed.

FAQs can be found on ncsbn.org. Candidates can schedule testing appointments at Pearsonvue.com/nclex.

More testing centers will be opened as soon as possible based on the availability of staff, solving supply logistics and navigating government guidelines.

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) is a not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide an organization through which boards of nursing act and counsel together on matters of common interest and concern affecting the public health, safety and welfare, including the devel...

March 18, 2020COVID-19 Impact to NCLEX Candidates Test delivery at U.S.-and-Canada based Pearson VUE test centers, the N...
03/18/2020

March 18, 2020
COVID-19 Impact to NCLEX Candidates
Test delivery at U.S.-and-Canada based Pearson VUE test centers, the NCLEX test administrator, is suspended until April 16, 2020.

FAQs for NCLEX Candidates
1. Is my NCLEX test appointment canceled?
If your exam appointment to test was between March 17 – April 16, Pearson VUE is unscheduling your appointment and will extend your Authorization to Test (ATT) for six months. You will be notified via email of all changes.

2. When can I test?
Test delivery at Pearson VUE test centers is suspended until after April 16, 2020. Visit PearsonVUE.com for reschedule opportunities starting after April 16, 2020, but please be aware that Pearson VUE may have to extend this date further depending on future developments.

3. What will happen if my registration expires?
NCSBN and Pearson VUE are unscheduling all appointments between March 17 – April 16 and are extending your ATT for six months, so that every candidate has ample time to reschedule their appointment. We will make every effort to ensure that candidates’ registrations will remain valid, so that if your registration expires, Pearson VUE will create a new registration for you automatically. You will be notified via email if this should occur.

4. If my exam appointment was unscheduled, do I need to contact Pearson VUE, NCSBN or my nursing regulatory body (NRB)?
You do not need to contact Pearson VUE, NCSBN or your NRB. Their websites and phone lines are experiencing long wait times. Pearson VUE is unscheduling your appointment and will extend your ATT for six months. You will be notified via email regarding this.

5. Can my ATT be extended?
Yes. Pearson VUE will automatically extend your eligibility period for six months.
Due to the higher volumes of calls and email inquiries, please consult Pearson VUE’s COVID-19 webpage
and this page frequently, as both are continuously updated with the latest information.

For any other NCLEX questions/concerns, you may contact NCSBN at [email protected].

FAQs for Educators and Nursing Regulatory Bodies (NRBs)
1. What will happen to candidates’ NCLEX registrations?
NCSBN and Pearson VUE are unscheduling all appointments between March 17 – April 16 and are extending all Authorizations to Test (ATTs) for six months, so that every candidate has ample time to reschedule their appointment. We will make every effort to ensure that candidates’ registrations will remain valid.

2. Is there any action our nursing program or our NRB need to take?
NCSBN and Pearson VUE are unscheduling all impacted appointments, extending ATTs and informing candidates of the changes. No action is required from nursing programs or NRBs for impacted candidates.

3. What should NRBs do with new registrants?
NRBs should continue to process new applications and approve candidates to test who are eligible. If needed, eligibilities for those candidates impacted, will be extended automatically by Pearson VUE.

4. What message should NRBs relay to candidates?
NCLEX candidates should visit the Pearson VUE COVID-19 website for the most updated information. By the end of day March 17, Pearson VUE will have reached out to all candidates who had a test appointment scheduled between March 17-April 16. This message informed candidates that Pearson VUE unscheduled their appointment and will extend their Authorization to Test (ATT) for 6 months.
NCSBN will continue to update this FAQ page and communicate pertinent information to Nursing
Regulatory Bodies and Nursing Programs. For any NRB specific concerns/questions, please contact
Exams Operations at [email protected].

03/17/2020

Amid the uncertainty and evolving challenges with COVID-19, the Nevada State Board of Nursing (NSBN) has issued the following mandates:
• We have canceled in-office fingerprinting in both the Reno and Las Vegas offices
• All NSBN Advisory meetings scheduled through April 2020 have been canceled
• We will continue to process applications for licensure and certification, all applications must be submitted through the Nevada Nurse Portal
• Temporary licenses may be extended 3 months
• The Reno and Las Vegas offices are closed to the public with only core staff available to maintain operations
• We will continue to monitor complaints received

NOTE TO NCLEX CANDIDATES: “Pearson-Vue has issued a temporary closure of their company-owned US an Canada based Pearson Professional Centers (PPC) starting MARCH 16, 2020 for at least 30 days until APRIL 16, 2020 or whenever conditions are deemed safe to re-open. They will begin candidate cancellation notifications the afternoon of MARCH 16 (CDT) which will provide instructions for scheduling new appointments on or after APRIL 16, 2020.

If you need to contact us, please email the Board at [email protected].

Thank you for your patience and understanding. Please stay safe and healthy

Cathy Dinauer, Executive Director

03/17/2020

In an effort to mitigate the possible spread of COVID-19 among state workers, their families, and the general public, beginning on Tuesday, March 17th, both of the NSBN offices will temporarily suspend their public-facing operations. The offices will continue to process essential functions and can be reached via e-mail at [email protected]

Nevada Health Response website for information and resources relating to Coronoavirus in NV.
03/13/2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Nevada | Nevada Health Response

Nevada Health Response website for information and resources relating to Coronoavirus in NV.

Get the latest information and resources on the current status of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact within Nevada from the Nevada Governor's Office.

The Managing Substance Use & The Opioid Epidemic continuing education previously scheduled for March 23, 2020, is cancel...
03/12/2020

The Managing Substance Use & The Opioid Epidemic continuing education previously scheduled for March 23, 2020, is canceled due to public health and safety concerns

National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN
02/28/2020

National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN

2020 is designated by the World Health Organization as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife to highlight the sacrifices and contributions of nurses and midwives. Visit our webpage for more information: www.ncsbn.org/yearofthenurse. #yearofthenurse #yearofthenurseandmidwife

MANAGING SUBSTANCE USE & THE OPIOID EPIDEMICMarch 23, 2020 at Renown Regional, Mack Auditorium1.50 CME Credits!
02/26/2020

MANAGING SUBSTANCE USE & THE OPIOID EPIDEMIC
March 23, 2020 at Renown Regional, Mack Auditorium
1.50 CME Credits!

02/17/2020
In addition to Valentine's, it's also National Donor Day!
02/14/2020

In addition to Valentine's, it's also National Donor Day!

In addition to Valentine's Day, today is National Donor Day! Observed each year on February 14th, National Donor Day is a day to increase awareness about organ donation and the lives that can be saved. In the United States, more than 112,000 people are waiting for a life-saving organ donation. #unlvnursing #rebelnurses #spreadthelove

🥰Happy Valentine's Day🥰
02/14/2020

🥰Happy Valentine's Day🥰

National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN
01/14/2020

National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN

Honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence Nightingale, 2020 was designated by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the International Year of the Nurse and Midwife. Read how NCSBN is supporting this effort in the new issue of In Focus: http://ow.ly/WRE450xIUnP

Merry Christmas Eve!We will be closed tomorrow for the Holiday.
12/24/2019

Merry Christmas Eve!
We will be closed tomorrow for the Holiday.

We are looking for  Director of Nursing Education!
12/23/2019

We are looking for Director of Nursing Education!

2020  Global year of the Nurse
12/18/2019

2020 Global year of the Nurse

Honoring the 200th anniversary of the birth of Florence
Nightingale, 2020 was designated by the World Health
Organization (WHO) as the International Year of the
Nurse and Midwife. Read how NCSBN is supporting this effort in the new issue of In Focus: http://ow.ly/335w50xCD8q

12/11/2019
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Happy Thanksgiving!
11/28/2019

Happy Thanksgiving!

Mississippi Board of Nursing
11/26/2019

Mississippi Board of Nursing

Just a little holiday humor!

11/20/2019
ABS-CBN News

This fantastic news story highlights our former board member, Dr. Jay Tan and his continuing work with mental health, and his contributions to the Las Vegas community. Thank you, Dr. Tan, for everything you have done and continue to do. 🙏❤️

Kilalanin ang ating #GlobalPinoyIdol sa Las Vegas na naging takbuhan na ng kababayan nating nangangailangan ng tulong sa usapin ng mental health. #HeadlinePilipinas

Check out the Rebel Nursing Notes blog!
11/18/2019
Rebel Nursing Notes Blog | School of Nursing | University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Check out the Rebel Nursing Notes blog!

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National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN keeping us informed!
11/15/2019

National Council of State Boards of Nursing NCSBN keeping us informed!

Our new Journal of Nursing Regulation (JNR) course explores the regulatory and legislative history of medical marijuana and the ethical and safety considerations regarding treating patients with cannabis. Read the article and take the accompanying post-test to receive I CE contact hour: http://ow.ly/3qb350x958N

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We have two convenient locations to best serve Nevadans. You can find us in Las Vegas at 4200 S. Maryland Parkway, Building B, Suite 300 or in Reno at 5011 Meadowood Mall Way, Suite 300.

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Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

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(888) 590-6726

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