The TMCC Maxine S. Jacobs Nursing Program will prepare you for a career in one of the most high-demand and fulfilling professions.
As a Registered Nurse (RN), you’ll have the flexibility to be a practicing caregiver in hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, or community agencies.
Licensure as a Registered Nurse
TMCC Nursing Program graduates are eligible to apply for licensure in the state of their choice. TMCC's Nursing Program must be notified if the state is not Nevada, since each state has specific criteria for licensure eligibility requirements. Some graduates elect to take the NCLEX licensing examination in Nevada and then apply for out-of-state licensure. It is your responsibility to contact the state of your choice to ascertain eligibility requirements. Note that graduation from an accredited program is only one of the requirements and does not mean automatic licensure as a nurse.
Graduates should be aware that the State of Nevada licensure application contains five questions that may impact your ability to obtain licensure in Nevada. These five questions have to do with:
- Revocation, denial, or suspension of a license or certificate;
- Conviction of a criminal offense;
- Problems with drug or alcohol use;
- Treatment for mental illness; and
- Physical disability which could impair ability to practice nursing.
For further clarification, contact the program director or the Nevada State Board of Nursing at 702-486-5800 or 1-888-590-6726.
The Nevada State Board of Nursing has more information on criminal convictions for people interested in a nursing career in Nevada.