Pharmacy Schools in Nevada - 2021

Nevada, being the gambling and entertainment capital of the country has a thriving tourism industry. Its growing economy has led to an expansion of healthcare. Pharmacists are in demand to cater to growth of Nevada's healthcare sector. As of 2019, there were approximately 2,500 pharmacists working in the state. To become a pharmacist, you must complete a Pharm. D. program from an ACPE accredited pharmacy school in Nevada.

2021 Ranking of ACPE Accredited Pharmacy Schools in Nevada

#1. Roseman University of Health Sciences

Ranking Score: 82.80
Location: Henderson
Accreditation: ACPE

Roseman University of Health Sciences NAPLEX Performance
Year# of Students AttemptedPass Rate

Licensure - Passing the NAPLEX and MPJE in Nevada

To become a licensed pharmacist in Nevada apply to the Nevada State Board of Pharmacy requesting licensure examination eligibility. Once the board confirms your eligibility you must apply to the NABP to register for the NAPLEX and MPJE.

Nevada Pharm.D. Graduates NAPLEX Performance (2016-2019)

As we have considered only schools with the ACPE accreditation for the NAPLEX performance, Nevada has only one school that has the accreditation. The performance of Pharm. D. graduates over the last four years in the state has been rather inconsistent. While 2015, it was impressive, with an above 90% first time pass rate, the performance considerably dropped in 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019 with just an average 80% above first time pass rate. Nevada has also seen a steady decline in the number of students taking the exam over these last four years.

#TakenPass % #TakenPass %#TakenPass %#TakenPass %
Roseman University of Health SciencesHenderson22880.70%22182.80%21883.50%21482.70%
Overall Nevada NAPLEX Performance22880.70%22182.80%21883.50%21482.70%

Pharmacist Salary in Nevada

On an average, pharmacists in the state earn an annual package of $124,860, which is slightly lower than the national pharmacist salary of $125,510. Of course, various factors will come to play to determine the exact amount you earn. Carson City pays its pharmacist the highest salary in the state at $142,560. In Las Vegas a pharmacist can expect to earn $122,800.

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Pharmacist Job Outlook in Nevada

Nevada has a promising employment outlook for a period of 10 years, starting 2018. Approximately 90 new pharmacist positions will be created during this period. The highest numbers of pharmacists at 1,830 are employed in Las Vegas-Henderson-Paradise-Reno. Each year 50 job openings for new as well as replacement positions will be available in the state for this 10-year period.

2018 Employment2028 EmploymentGrowthProjected Annual Job Openings (New + Replacement)
Source: Career One Stop

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