Associate of Applied Science: 2015–2016 Catalog Year

Nursing Program Application / Admission Process

Apply for admission: Apply for admission to Western Nevada College and the WNC nursing program. Applications for the next fall are available on the WNC Nursing web page on or after January 2. The last date for submission of an application to Admissions and Records is April 1.

Prerequisites: Students must complete all prerequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better to apply for the nursing program. (C- or lower will not be accepted.) Students may apply for admission into the nursing program while in the process of completing a prerequisite course(s), providing the course is completed by the end of the applicable spring semester or, if taken at another institution, an official transcript showing completion of the course is provided by June 1 of the year of application. Evidence of courses in progress must be submitted by the application deadline. Statute of Limitations for science courses is five years from the date of application.

Prerequisite Courses:

  • BIOL 223: Human Anatomy and Physiology I: 4 credits
  • BIOL 224: Human Anatomy and Physiology II: 4 credits
  • ENG 101: Composition I: 3 credits
  • MATH 120 or Math 126 or higher MATH course: 3 credits
  • PSY 101: (General Psychology): 3 credits
  • Chemistry 121* General Chemistry: 4 credits OR
  • Biology 190 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology: 3 credits AND
    Biology 190L Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology Lab: 1 credit

* Chemistry 110 is also acceptable

Corequisites: Students who are accepted into the nursing program must complete all corequisite courses with a grade of "C" or better by the end of the fourth semester of the program. (A grade of C- or lower will not be accepted.) Any corequisite course(s) completed with a "C" or better prior to admission into the nursing program will be calculated into the grade point average under admission selection criteria.

Corequisite Courses:

  • English 102 Composition II
  • Biology 251 General Microbiology
Science GPA 2.0-2.25 2.26-2.50 2.51-2.75 2.76-3.0 3.01-3.25 3.26-3.50 3.51-3.75 3.76-4.0
BIOL & CHEM prerequisite & corerequisite courses (1) (2) (3) (4) (5) (6) (7) (8)

GPA 2.0-2.49 2.5-2.99 3.0-3.49 3.5-4.0
pre- and corequisite courses (1) (2) (3) (4)

(A grade of C or better is required for all pre and corequisite courses in the nursing program. A C- or lower will not accepted.)

Academic Skills Test

Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) Students are required to take and pass the TEAS test as part of the application process. A minimum cut-off score of 60 percent is required for the subscales of English, math and reading; a minimum cut-off score of 41.3 percent is required for the sub-scale of science. Students must take the TEAS at WNC within 2 years of application.

1-4 points will be awarded based on test scores.

Score Point Value
55-65.9 1
66-75.9 2
76-86.9 3
87-99.9 4
Nevada Resident An applicant who has been classified as a Nevada resident for tuition purposes at Western Nevada College at the time of application to the nursing program will be awarded one (1) point in the nursing admissions selection criteria.

Maximum Possible Points: 17

Admission to the nursing program will be based on special admission procedures and the number of points an applicant receives. Eligible students will be numerically ranked according to total points. In the event of applicants having an equal number of points, lots will be drawn to decide eligibility.

Admission will be offered to the applicants on the list with the highest priority points. Applicants not selected will not be carried forward and must reapply for consideration.

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