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The Nursing and Allied Health Division at WNC offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree (AAS) in Nursing and courses in Emergency Medical Services, Laboratory Technician (LTE), and Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). The mission of the division is to prepare students for transfer to four-year colleges and/or to provide them with the knowledge they need for their careers.

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Health Science Pathways

 Many of our clinical sites require students to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as well as Influenza during the flu season (Oct 1 May 31) in order to be on-site at their clinical organizations. Exemptions are at the discretion of the clinical site organizations.

Enrollment Process

Please note that the process for enrolling in CNA, EMS and LTE classes may take up to four weeks to complete due to immunization and other requirements. Please begin the enrollment process early.

Nursing program classes are conducted at both the Carson City and Fallon campuses.

For EMS/Paramedic students, please visit the EMS/Paramedic page.

  • Choose and print the appropriate Immunization Checklist below for the class you want to take; either the Carson City Campus or Fallon Campus.

Health Insurance

Students enrolled in the following courses/programs are required to carry major medical health insurance:

  • Associate Degree Nursing Program:For more information about admission into the nursing program, visit theNursing Program Degree page
  • NURS 130 Nursing Assistant:For more information about admission into the Certified Nursing Assistant program, visit the Certified Nursing Assistant page
  • LTE 101 Fundamental Phlebotomy
  • LTE 102 Applied Phlebotomy

It is the responsibility of the student to maintain major medical insurance while enrolled in these courses/program. The students failure to maintain major medical health insurance while enrolled in these courses/program will result in the students administrative dismissal from the course/program.Immunizations must be kept up to date.


Carson City Immunization Checklists

Fallon Immunization Checklists

  • Gather all the required immunization and other documents that are the required prerequisites for your desired class.
  • Follow the link below for the third-party tracking service the local hospitals require; create your account and password, pay the required fee, and use the upload feature to upload your documents.
    Some institutions require a drug test also. If the checklist to your class requires one, please contact our office at nursing.alliedhealth@wnc.edu and request the order be emailed to you

Carson City


  • Use the link formystudentcheck.comand then choose the appropriate program service.
    • Western Nevada College CNA Immunization Only
    • Western Nevada College LTE Immunization Only
  • View the tutorial slide show for step by step instructions.

Fallon


  • Use the link formyclinicalexchange.com. Pertinent information starts at about the two-minute mark.
    • Nevada / Western Nevada College > Fallon Certified Nursing Assistant
  • See YouTube link for tutorial.
  • Contact our office at (775) 445-4425 when youve completed the above tasks so permission to enroll may be given to you, once you are 100-percent compliant with your documentation.

Outcomes Data

NCLEX-RN Pass Rates

2017 92.5%
2018 92.6%
2019 88.4%
2020 98%
2021 92%

Program Completion Rates (Within 6 Semesters)

2017 97.9%
2018 97.5%
2019 95.8%
2020 98.1%
2021 96%

Job Placement Rates

2017 97.2%
2018 97.5%
2019 100%
2020 92%
2021 98%

The Associate Degree of Nursing program at Western Nevada College meets the state education requirements for a registered nursing license in the state of Nevada. Western Nevada College has not determined if the Associate Degree of Nursing program at Western Nevada College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

Nevada Nurse Practice Act

Accreditation

The WNC nursing program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing is located at:

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
(404) 975-5000