Western Nevada College
Western Nevada College (WNC) is located in Carson City, Nevada. This public college was established in 1971 and is fully accredited by the Northwest Association of Schools and of Colleges and Universities. Several branches of this college serve the northwest Nevada area with the Carson City campus being the main facility. Western Nevada College gives students many different degrees and certificate opportunities including associate’s degrees, bachelor’s degrees and certificate opportunities in career-focused areas as well.
The WNC nursing program gives students a few options to consider. The school offers nursing assistant courses for those who wish to pursue careers as CNAs and a traditional associate's degree nursing program. This nursing program is fully approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing and it is also accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN). The curriculum is designed to give nursing students the knowledge and skills necessary to provide healthcare in diverse medical settings. It has a history of producing successful nurses and is very sought after by prospective nursing students.
|Campus LocaleSmall City|
|Number of Students3,642|
|Student to Faculty Ratio18:1|
|Is Admission OpenYes|
|Religious Affiliation -|
|On Campus Housing-|
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities|
09/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs|
06/01/1993 - Current
Cost to Attend
The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.
|In District Students||$95/credit|
|In State Students||$95/credit|
|Out of State Students||$200/credit|
|In District Students||-|
|In State Students||-|
|Out of State Students||-|
Based on the above credit hour costs, here is a sample tuition for different nursing programs.
|Program||Credit Hours||In district||In State||Out of State|
If you attend a private, for-profit school, usually the additional cost (besides tuition) is about 10% of the tuition. If you attend a public school or a not-for-profit private school, the additional cost is around 50% of the tuition.
In 2017-2018 academic year, 72% of Western Nevada College's students received financial aid. Below is the breakdown of the financial aid provided to students.
|Students Receiving Aid||Average Amount/Student|
|Other Federal Grant||9%||$643|
|State Grant & Scholarships||44%||$1,175|
|Institutional Grant & Scholarships||28%||$1,057|
|Federal Student Loans||9%||$4,352|
$11,361Average Net Price
Average Net Price by Family Income
|Less than $30,000$9,737|
|$30,001 to $48,000$10,112|
|$48,001 to $75,000$12,368|
|$75,001 to $110,000$14,584|
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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Nevada state board of nursing.