About Touro

Touro University Nevada is located in one of the most rapidly growing cities in the United States, and is becoming recognized as an outstanding health science center serving the greater Las Vegas area. The campus consists of two colleges, the College of Osteopathic Medicine and the College of Health and Human Services. Touro University Nevada is a branch campus of Touro University California.

Touro College and University System is the parent of Touro University Nevada. Touro College and University System was established in New York City by Bernard Lander, PhD, LHD, as a Jewish-sponsored independent institution of higher and professional education primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and serve the larger American community. Approximately 19,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions.

The system derives its name from Judah and Isaac Touro, leaders of colonial America who represented the ideals upon which we base our mission. The Touro brothers were inspired by the democratic ethos enunciated by George Washington when he visited the Touro Synagogue at Newport, Rhode Island in 1790. The Touro brothers provided major endowments for universities, the first free library in this continent, community infirmaries, as well as pioneering settlements in Israel.

Touro University Nevada, in keeping with its mission and relationship to its Jewish sponsorship, prides itself on its Judaic foundation and the values that this represents: commitment to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to humanity.

Touro University Nevada is open to students of all backgrounds and faiths, but in keeping with our heritage, the university observes the traditional Jewish calendar. Observant students, faculty and staff can pursue their studies while observing Jewish religious holidays as well as the Sabbath. University offices are closed at 3:00 p.m. on Fridays to allow for travel and preparation prior to sundown those days. Non-religious activities are not scheduled from sundown on Friday until one hour after sundown on Saturday to observe the Sabbath. This is also done on religious holidays. There are also various instructional days where examinations will not be given in order to accommodate travel and preparation including religious fasting for religious holidays. These observances are noted in the official Touro University Nevada calendar.

Also in keeping with the Judaic values, all food served on the campus, as well as at university sponsored events, must be kosher. Students, faculty and staff are welcome to bring their own personal food (kosher or otherwise) to campus.

Vision Statement of Touro University

Educating caring professionals to serve, to lead, to teach.

Touro University Nevada Mission Statement

To provide quality educational programs in the fields of health care and education in concert with the Judaic commitment to social justice, intellectual pursuit, and service to humanity.

Contact us

If you need to reach us in person, by mail or phone:
Touro University Nevada
874 American Pacific Drive
Henderson, NV 89014
(702) 777-8687

You can also locate individual faculty or staff through the Faculty/Staff Directory.