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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) has been named a National Center of Excellence for Nursing Education by the National League for Nursing (NLN) in recognition of their educational excellence and visionary leadership. The university was one of 10 programs nationwide to be named a Center of Excellence by the NLN, the leading professional organization for nurse educators. 

UNLV’s School of Nursing was recognized for its sustained excellence in student learning and professional development in nursing and becomes the first institution in Nevada to earn the distinction. 

Angela Amar, dean and professor of the School of Nursing at UNLV, tells, “This is a testament to the teaching excellence, dedication, and innovation that our faculty demonstrate daily. We’re committed to delivering innovative educational experiences that transform student learning and advance the health of Nevada’s citizens.” 

The nursing profession is growing at a rapid pace. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a 15 percent growth in employment opportunities for registered nurses through 2026 with several factors driving that growth, including the country’s aging population and the need to replace retiring health care workers. 

In an effort to meet the demand for more nurses, UNLV is expanding its competitive undergraduate program. Starting this fall, a total of 216 students will be accepted annually over three cohorts, an increase of 50 percent since fall 2017. The rigorous year-round undergraduate curriculum can be completed in just 16 months and speeds the transition of BSN-prepared graduates into the workforce.

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