Western Nevada College

Carson City, NV 89703
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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.

Institution Overview

Campus LocaleSmall City
Number of Students3,642
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Is Admission OpenYes
Religious Affiliation -
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate-

Nursing Programs

Nursing Programs Graduates (2017-2018 academic year)

Number of Graduates
Degree type Men Women
Associate's degree 10 35
Certificate 13 132
Average NCLEX pass rate
  • NCLEX-RN: 96.4%

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Institutional Accreditations
Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities
09/01/1975 - Current
Nursing Programs Accreditations
Nursing (ADNUR) - Associate degree programs
06/01/1993 - Current



Acceptance Rate
The college has an open admission policy. However each nursing program might have its own admission criteria (such as: TEAS score, HESI A2 score, nursing prerequisites GPA, etc).

Application fee
Undergrads $15
Graduates --

Cost to Attend

The following table details the reported cost of attendance per credit hour for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Undergrad courses
In District Students$95/credit
In State Students$95/credit
Out of State Students$200/credit
Graduate courses
In District Students-
In State Students-
Out of State Students-

Tuition Estimates

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
LPN 45 $4,275 $4,275 $9,000
ADN 70 $6,650 $6,650 $14,000
BSN 125 $11,875 $11,875 $25,000
Please note that the above cost estimate does not include school fees, books, supplies, etc.You need to allot additional money for that.
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.

Financial Aid

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
Pell Grant 43% $4,207
Other Federal Grant 9% $643
State Grant & Scholarships 44% $1,175
Institutional Grant & Scholarships 28% $1,057
Federal Student Loans 9% $4,352
Private Loans -- $15,000


Average Net Price
The average net price is calculated by subtracting the average amount of financial aid received by students from the total cost of attendance.
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
Over $110,000$14,584

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Student Population













Ethnic Diversity
Race/ethnicity unknown
Two or more races
Black/African American
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
Non-resident alien

Relevant scholarships

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Data source: https://nces.ed.gov (2017-2018 colleges survey) and Nevada state board of nursing.
Western Nevada College
2201 West College Parkway
Carson City, NV 89703

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