Division of Health Sciences
The School of Community Health Sciences conducts research, delivers dedicated service and produces top graduates to improve public health, promote individual well-being and eliminate health disparities to people across the state of Nevada, the United States and the world. Since our founding in 2004 our graduates have gone on to positions at universities, hospitals, state and county health departments, medical schools and Ph.D. programs from across the country. We offer two graduate degrees, including the popular master of public health degree.
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine proudly has served Nevada for more than 45 years as its statewide public medical school. The School is a research-intensive, community-based, statewide medical school with campuses in Nevada's metropolitan and rural areas. Our mission is improving the health of Nevada's diverse population through an innovative curriculum, competitive residency and fellowship programs and world-class biomedical research that complement a statewide network of urban and rural clinical facilities. We are a resource for improving health care regionally and across the country. The School of Medicine admits approximately 70 students each year, many of whom are Nevada residents. The first two years of the curriculum—the basic science years—are taught at the Reno campus. The third and fourth years—the clinical years—are spent in hospitals and clinics across the state.
For more than 50 years, the Orvis School of Nursing has been dedicated to serving the people of Nevada through quality teaching, research and service. The school works to prepare individuals for both entry level and advanced nursing roles by providing excellent academic programs integrating recognized educational standards. We offer a bachelor of science in nursing for both entry-level and registered nurses. In addition, our school offers a master of science in nursing with the following options: nurse educator, family nurse practitioner and clinical nurse leader. In collaboration with the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV), we are now offering a doctor of nursing practice degree.
The School of Social Work is dedicated to educating students for competent, responsive and ethical social work practice. Our teaching, research and outreach seek to promote positive change and social justice for diverse communities, families and individuals. The School of Social Work's baccalaureate program offers course work and field studies that prepare individuals committed to the elimination of poverty, oppression and injustice for entry-level generalist practice. The baccalaureate program also prepares individuals for entry into graduate-level education. The master's level program prepares individuals for advanced generalist social work practice. Both the baccalaureate and master's programs are accredited by the Council on Social Work Education.