Reno BSN Program

Earn your Bachelors of Science
in Nursing in Reno, NV

About the BSN Program at Reno

Gain a rewarding career through our Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program in Reno, Nevada. A BSN degree can qualify you for higher paying nursing jobs and greater responsibilities. Furthermore, it will equip you with the knowledge and skillset to address the increasingly complex demands of our healthcare system.

If you’re currently a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) and wish to take your career to the next level, you can also apply for our BSN program with “Advanced Placement” status.

Keeping you focused is our main mission at Unitek. Our outstanding faculty will provide you with resources to help you stay on track. Our career services team will also offer employment assistance before and after graduation.

Nurses practicing using a scale to measure patient's weight

What You’ll Learn

In addition to a bachelor’s degree in nursing, the Reno BSN program will prepare you for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.

During our program, you will learn to master various nursing duties and responsibilities, including:

  • Recording medical histories and symptoms
  • Administering medication
  • Developing or contributing to patient treatment plans
  • Recording patient observations
  • Consulting with doctors and other healthcare professionals
  • Operating medical equipment
  • Performing and analyzing diagnostic tests
  • Teaching others how to manage illnesses or injuries

BSN Program Admissions Requirements at Reno

To enroll in our Bachelor of Science in Nursing program, you must complete admissions requirements like the following:

1 Career planning session and admissions interview

2 Submit proof of high school education or equivalent

3 Entrance assessment test

4 General application

5Financing arrangements and, if applicable, all documents needed to obtain an official award letter for Federal Student Aid

BSN Program with a Career-Driven Curriculum

While earning your BSN degree at our Reno campus, you will benefit from the use of various skills labs and collaboration rooms. Other benefits include a dedicated nursing faculty, NCLEX test preparation services, and employment support. You will also train to work in a variety of healthcare settings, such as hospitals, physician offices, and nursing care facilities.

Our BSN courses are taught both in the classroom and online. The online BSN classes are designed to provide you with flexibility so that you can still maintain your daily responsibilities.

Furthermore, if you’re interested in future specialization, the BSN curriculum includes the following nursing courses:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Lifespan Development
  • Microbiology
  • Pharmacology
  • Fundamentals of Patient Care
  • Mental Health Nursing
  • Maternal/Newborn Nursing
  • Pediatric Nursing
Three nursing students in blue scrubs

My teachers were highly educated with many years of industry experience, yet funny and easy to work with.

- Siveen A. (2019 Unitek College Graduate)

Outside of Reno Campus

The Reno Campus

In Reno, you can gain a well-rounded education that will prepare you for a successful healthcare career. Not only does this include hands-on exercises, but access to medical equipment as well as nursing simulation labs in the study of pediatrics, intensive care, and women’s wellness.

To accommodate our students, we maintain various classrooms, skills labs, computer labs, and resume workshop stations. In between classes, students can also spend their time in the campus lounge or library.

Hybrid Format

The virtual classroom experience is one of the many benefits of our BSN program. Since our curriculum is delivered in a “hybrid” format, you can enjoy both traditional and online classes. In fact, Reno BSN students have the option to take all their General Education courses online. Another special feature of the Reno campus is our world-class simulation center.

Simulation Center

The simulation center contains high-fidelity simulators and sim-view technology, including a Medical Surgical Nursing Intensive Care Unit (ICU). It features two furnished patient rooms: one for Pediatrics with infant and child simulators, a crib, and a youth bed; the other includes a birthing simulator, a bassinet for newborns, and a delivery bed.

Even after you graduate, (Unitek) will still help you and send you job referrals. That is what i like about them.

- Joseph E. (2019 Unitek College Graduate)

Campus Location

Conveniently located off the I-580 freeway, our Reno campus lies at the intersection of South Virginia Street and South McCarran Boulevard. Although we maintain ample parking for students and faculty, the campus lies within walking distance of public transportation and the Meadowood Mall. We are also located near a myriad of eateries, ranging from fast food to fine dining.

Reno Campus
Phone: (888) 725-5641
5250 South Virginia St., Suite 110
Reno, NV 89502

Reno is a growing city in the northwest section of Nevada, about 22 miles from Lake Tahoe. Known as “The Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno experiences a semi-arid climate with cool winters and hot summers. Additionally, Reno maintains numerous parks, outdoor activities, theaters, and restaurants.

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Commonly Asked Questions

This is a pre-licensure program that can be completed in about two or three years—depending on credit transfers—with three 16-week semesters per year.

Licensed Practical Nurses can follow the PN to RN pathway at Unitek. This would allow LPNs who have completed certain General Education courses to apply for “Advanced Placement” status and potentially skip the first three semesters of the BSN program. Please speak with an admissions representative to learn more.

Many of our programs in Reno have deadlines, so we recommend contacting an admissions representative to start gathering your enrollment requirements as soon as possible.

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