Q. What programs are offered at Touro University Nevada?
A. Touro University Nevada (TUN) is home to more than 1,300 students in a wide range of degree programs in osteopathic medicine, nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant studies, camp administration and education. Many of these programs are the first of their kind in the state of Nevada. Please see programs.
Q. What is the accreditation status of the school and programs?
A. TUN is accredited through the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. All programs are accredited. Please see programs for individual accreditation information or go to our accreditation page.
Q. How do I apply?
A. Some of the programs have a specific primary application procedure. Others require an initial completion of the Touro University Nevada application. Please see Applying for Admission for further information.
Q. Do you need a bachelor’s degree to start all of the programs?
A. See admission requirements for each program under Applying for Admission.
Q. Does TUN offer any undergraduate pre-requisite course-work?
Q. What are the length of the programs?
A. The Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program is four years. The Physician Assistant Studies (PA) program is 28 months. The Occupational Therapy (OT) program is 24 months. Nursing degrees range from 12 to 16 months. Physical Therapy (PT) is a 36 month long program. Education programs vary based on the degree or program.
Q. Is an on-site interview required for the programs?
A. The DO, PA and OT programs all require an on-site interview. The nursing, physical therapy and education programs do not.
Q. Which graduate school tests are required?
A. The Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) is required for DO students. The GRE (Graduate Record Examination) is required for the physical therapy program.
Q. Is preference shown to in-state residents?
A. TUN is a private non-profit school with no mandate to enroll a specific percentage of residents from any state.
Q. May international students apply?
A. All programs require that students provide proof of U.S. Citizenship or permanent residency. Unfortunately, we do not accept international students.
Q. Do students live on campus? Do students need a car?
A. TUN has no on-campus housing. Students will need a car for transportation.
Q. What are the immunization requirements?
A. Nevada state law requires that all students, who attend courses on campus or as part of a hybrid program, must provide documentation of having received the following immunizations, unless excused by religious
belief or medical condition:
• Two doses of Measles, Mumps, & Rubella (MMR) if student was born in or after 1957
• Tetanus-diphtheria (Td) immunization within the last 10 years
Students who are accepted to a program with a clinical component must provide records or proof of immunity to measles, mumps, rubella (MMR), varicella (chickenpox), Polio, Tdap (tetanus, diptheria, and pertussis combo), Hepatitis A and hepatitis B. A Quantiferon Gold Serum Test for Tuberculosis (Results no more than 6 months old) is also required annually. Additional blood work may be required.
Upon acceptance, you will be contacted by the Student Health Center via email if your program requires proof of immunizations prior to course registration.
Q. What support services are available on campus?
A. We have tutoring, accommodations for students with disabilities, workshops, and advisors.
Q. I’m an observant Jewish student. What can I expect?
A. We have a Kosher kitchen for your use. The university calendar and schedule allows you the time you need for the Sabbath and Jewish holidays. No university functions are scheduled during those times.
Q. I am not Jewish. What can I expect?
A. Many students at TUN are not Jewish. The TUN environment is supportive of diversity among students.
Q. Is this in Las Vegas? Where is Henderson, Nevada?
A. Henderson and Las Vegas are neighboring cities. Henderson is just minutes from the glitter of the Las Vegas Strip. It is a thriving community with cultural events, special attractions, miles of trails and open spaces, and recreational facilities as well as commercial, retail and restaurants.