Acupuncture Studies in Nevada - NV
Acupuncture is a seriously regarded alternative medical practice in the state of Nevada. Accordingly, acupuncture training in Nevada must be at least four years long and result in a bachelor degree, under the state’s rules and regulations designated by the Board of Oriental Medicine. The state requires that all applicants for Oriental Medicine certification and licensure receive at least a bachelor degree in Oriental Medicine. Programs that are approved by the board must include courses in acupuncture, moxibustion, herbology, Oriental physiology, Oriental pathology, Oriental diagnosis, Tuina, biology, physics, chemistry, biochemistry, anatomy, Western physiology, Western pathology, Western diagnosis, pharmacology, laboratory and radiology. The program must total at least 3000 hours of instruction.
Nevada also requires that you pass examinations given by NCCAOM (the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine) in acupuncture and Chinese herbology. You must fill out the state’s application for licensure and send all supporting documents plus an application fee of $1000, plus $51.25 for a criminal background check, to the Nevada State Board of Oriental Medicine, 9775 S. Maryland Pkwy., Suite F-280, Las Vegas, NV 89123. Your application must be received six months before the state’s next examination date (given in December and June). During this six month time period, the board will review your application and discuss it at a public meeting, which you are free to attend. You may contact the board at the above address or call them at (702) 837-8921 for more information.