Las Vegas, NV (population: 570,083) has one practical nursing school within its city limits. University of Nevada-Las Vegas has a total student population of 29,080. It is the 1903rd highest ranked school in the USA and the 3rd highest in the state of Nevada (#1 is Euphoria Institute of Beauty Arts & Sciences). To learn more about practical nursing programs in Las Vegas, ratemyprofessors.com has reviews of practical nursing professors at University of Nevada such as Alona Angosta, Carolyn Bailey, Eileen Bauer, Janelle Baugh, Mary Bondmass, and Marcia Clevesy.
Practical Nursing students from Las Vegas schools who go on to become practical nurses, nurses, nurse practitioners, natural health practitioners, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 2,583,770 people working as registered nurses alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $66,530. Also, Licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses make on average $40,900 per year and there are about 728,670 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Las Vegas-Paradise area alone, there are 1,590 employed licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses earning an average salary of $48,460. Registered nurses in this area earn $72,950/yr and there are 11,590 employed.
Las Vegas lies in Clark county, which is one of the 8 counties in Nevada. Overall, the Las Vegas-Paradise area has 858,540 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 1.0% unemployment rate, $19.26/hr average worker wage, and a $40,070 average annual salary. Thus, about 13.497 out of every 1000 jobs in Las Vegas are held by registered nurses, and 1.847/1000 are held by licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses.
After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, University of Nevada-Las Vegas ends up costing a student $8,166/yr.