About the Practical Nursing Program at Reno
Our Practical Nursing (PN) program in Reno, Nevada, is designed with your success in mind. Here, you will benefit from expert instruction, clinical simulations, and access to multiple healthcare facilities. Our students also have access to a simulation center, learning resource center, and collaboration room.
Through our supportive environment and dedicated faculty, we can help you achieve a rewarding nursing career in as little time as possible. In fact, since our Practical Nursing curriculum is so efficient, you can complete our program in as little as 12 months.
What You’ll Learn
The Reno Practical Nursing program is designed to prepare you for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam so that you may qualify for entry-level employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN).
Graduates of our program learn to perform a variety of nursing tasks, including some of the following job responsibilities:
- Assessing patients
- Recording medical histories
- Monitoring adverse reactions to medication
- Collaborating with patients, families, and community resources to provide holistic care
- Delivering basic nursing care procedures to the highest standards of medical, ethical, and legal principles
- Promoting the practice of practical nursing and health advocacy
Practical Nursing Program Admissions Requirements for the Reno Campus
To enroll in the Practical Nursing program, please consider admissions requirements like the following:
1 Career development session
2 Admissions interview
3 Assessment exam
4 General application
5 Enrollment agreement
Great school! The school staff is super nice. The instructors actually know who you are and where you stand.
The Reno Campus
Spacious and sleek with blue-tinted windows, our Reno Campus is located near the I-580 freeway. Although we maintain ample parking for students, we are still within walking distance of public transportation and the Meadowood Mall.
Students at our Reno Campus gain a well-rounded education, one that can prepare them for a successful career in healthcare. We pride ourselves on offering our students an active learning experience that includes hands-on exercises, nursing simulation labs, and access to the latest medical equipment.
Skills Labs & Class Caps
Classroom utilization is carefully planned so that all students can effectively participate and benefit from their use of the skills labs as well as other resources. In addition, most classes are capped between 30 to 40 students to help everyone feel recognized and engaged.
Many students value the length of our programs. Through our Practical Nursing program, you can pursue your dreams without spending years in school. In fact, you can graduate in as little as 12 months.
Financial Aid is always on point and they are very precise. They were really good at reminding me to pay my student loans on time - with a smile of course! They all do a great job.
Reno, Nevada is “The Biggest Little City in the World.” As the headquarters location for several large companies, Reno is also one of the fastest growing cities.
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It can be a great home for people who work in the healthcare industry. According to Reno’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report, Renown Regional Medical Center and Saint Mary’s Regional Medical Center are among the top ten employers in the city.
From the nightlife to outdoor family activities, Reno is a great place to live for many of its residents. People from all walks of life come to Reno to appreciate its rich culture, museums, and historic landmarks. The official city website provides an abundance of information for both residents and visitors alike.
Commonly Asked Questions
Does the Reno campus offer a Practical Nursing program near me?
We welcome students from all around the world to enroll at Unitek College. Most students at our Reno campus are either from the city of Reno or commute from one of the following nearby cities.
We serve Practical Nursing students across all of Washoe County and northwest Nevada:
|Reno, NV||Carson City, NV||Fallon, NV|
|Fernley, NV||Sparks, NV||Sun Valley, NV|
|Auburn, CA||Cameron Park, CA||Grass Valley, CA|
|Lincoln, CA||North Auburn, CA||Placerville, CA|
|Rocklin, CA||South Lake Tahoe, CA||Susanville, CA|
What do class schedules in Reno typically look like?
It depends on the program. Some may offer day or evening classes, part or full-time schedules, etc. For more information, please reach out to our admissions department and speak with a campus representative.
What are the hours for the Unitek Reno campus?
The Reno campus is open Monday through Friday, generally from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
How long are the programs in Reno?
Depending on the program, they can be completed anywhere from 9 months to 3 years. For instance, our Practical Nursing program has an expected duration of 12 months. On the other hand, our Medical Assisting program can be completed in as little as 9 months.
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National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation
The Unitek College, Reno, Practical Nursing program holds pre-accreditation status from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, located at 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC, 20037. Holding pre-accreditation status does not guarantee that initial accreditation by NLN CNEA will be received.
Invitation for Third-Party Comments
The Unitek College, Reno, Practical Nursing (PN) program has applied for initial accreditation candidacy from the National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (NLN CNEA) and will be hosting an on-site program evaluation visit on February 8-10, 2023. The public is invited to submit third-party comments by January 25, 2023. Interested parties are invited to submit third-party comments in writing directly to National League for Nursing Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation, 2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20037.
The NLN CNEA expects the engagement of communities of interest in the accreditation process including faculty, students, administrators, alumnae, and community as an indication of stakeholder commitment to program quality and integrity. Interested parties are asked to submit comments, in writing, directly to the NLN CNEA staff regarding the program(s) under review. Interested parties are invited to share comments regarding the Practical Nursing program to CNEA by January 25, 2023.
Third-party comments will be shared with the on-site program evaluation team and considered by the NLN CNEA Program Review Committee and the Board of Commissioners during the review process. The comments will be shared with the chief academic nurse administrator who will be given an opportunity to respond to the comments if desired.
If you would like to submit a third-party comment regarding the Practical Nursing program, please submit to:
The NLN Commission for Nursing Education Accreditation (CNEA)
2600 Virginia Avenue, NW, Eighth Floor
Washington, DC 20037