Welcome from Dean Hamilton

On behalf of our faculty and staff, I want to thank you for your interest in the Engelstad School of Health Sciences at CSN!

As the state’s premier educational provider for our healthcare workforce, we offer a diverse collection of degrees and certifications -- from dentistry, nursing and opthalmology to veterinary medicine, diagnostics, rehabilitation and support services.

Here, you will learn from many of the state’s most dedicated and highly regarded educators, and you will study in facilities that feature the latest technology for your chosen profession. We have made significant investment in our learning labs and simulation centers; and we continue to devote considerable financial resources every year to make sure you're learning in some of higher education’s most technologically advanced settings.

As a Health Science student at CSN, you will enjoy a uniquely strong connection to the broader community. Every year, our students contribute more than one million uncompensated hours of community service – developing professional contacts and valuable job skills in the process. We have developed relationships and articulation agreements with other colleges and universities, making it easier to transfer your credits when you are ready to pursue an advanced degree. We have affiliations with more than 350 local businesses and organizations, providing our students with ample opportunity to apply skills in hospitals, schools, private clinics and other real-life work settings. Those relationships help to acquaint potential employers with our students, and many of our graduates quickly get jobs after successful program completion.

About the Dean

To provide insight into other health care fields and the professionals who work within them, we emphasize interprofessional education and collaboration; and unlike some colleges, we have full accreditation for nearly every Health Science program we offer. So, you can have confidence that your certificate or degree will open doors for you after graduation.

It’s no wonder CSN enjoys some of the highest rates of graduation, student and employer satisfaction in the state!

In the Engelstad School, we will challenge and support you as you explore and develop your own pathway to a career in healthcare. If you're dedicated to improving your own skills while contributing to the betterment of your profession and community, you're in just the right place!

I’m proud to welcome you to the School of Health Sciences at the College of Southern Nevada. See you around campus!

With warm regards,


DR. JOSH HAMILTON, RN-BC, FNP-C, PMHNP-BC, CNE
Dean | Engelstad School of Health Sciences
Office: CHAR K-321
Phone: (702) 651-5684
Fax: (702) 651-5877