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Nursing & Allied Health (NALH)

The Nursing and Allied Health Division at WNC offers an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing and courses in Emergency Medical services, Laboratory Technician, and Nursing Assistant. 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.

Learn about the Nursing Admission / Selection Process

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 the Nursing Program Degree page
  • NURS 130 Nursing Assistant: For more information about admission into the Certified Nursing Assistant program, visit the Certified Nursing Assistant page
  • EMS 108 Emergency Medical Technician – Basic
  • EMS 112 Emergency Medical Technician – Intermediate 85

It is the responsibility of the student to maintain major medical insurance while enrolled in these courses/program. The student’s failure to maintain major medical health insurance while enrolled in these courses/program will result in the student’s administrative dismissal from the course/program.

Please be aware that the process for enrolling in CNA, EMS and LTE classes has changed and it may take two to three weeks to complete. Please begin the enrollment process early. Please read all the information carefully and once you get to the mystudentcheck website pick Western Nevada College – CNA EMS LTE – IMMUNIZATION ONLY not Background Check unless told otherwise by the Office of Nursing.

*Note: Fallon students must contact the CNA program before starting the enrollment process. (775) 445-3296

Certified Nursing Assistant – Enrollment Guide

EMS / Phlebotomy – Enrollment Guide

Academic Skills Test

The Academic Skills Test for the 2016-17 selection criteria, for entrance into the nursing program for fall 2017, will be the Health Education Systems Incorporated (HESI) Admission Assessment examination. Students must complete the HESI exam at WNC during the spring 2017 semester to be considered for admission for the fall 2017 nursing program.

There will be no minimum score required on any areas of the HESI exam for the fall 2017 nursing program admission. Students will be given 0 – 4 points depending on their overall score.

Further information regarding the HESI exam and dates it will be offered will be posted by the end of fall 2016 semester.

Files and Downloads


Nursing & Allied Health Programs:

= Programs and Degrees that can be completed entirely online.

Code Nursing and Allied Health
AAS Nursing Program/Degree
CL Certified Nursing Assistant
CL Emergency Medical Services
CL Laboratory Technician-Phlebotomy

Courses in the Nursing & Allied Health division:

Community Health Sciences (CHS)
Emergency Medical Services (EMS)
Laboratory Technician (LTE)
Nursing (NURS)

WNC does not discriminate on the basis of race; color; national origin; sex; disability; age; gender, including a pregnancy-related condition; gender identity or expression; sexual-orientation; protected veterans status; genetics; or religion in its programs and activities and provides equal access to facilities to all. Similarly, there shall be no difference in the treatment of persons who file charges of discrimination, participate in a discrimination proceeding, or otherwise oppose discrimination. It is our policy to comply fully with the non-discrimination provision of all state and federal regulations in all programs and activities, including, but not limited to recruitment, admission, financial aid, activities, hiring, promotions, training, terminations, benefits and compensation. Inquiries concerning the application of non-discrimination policies and/or questions as to how to file a complaint of discrimination may be referred to the following individuals: Title IX Coordinator: (775) 445-4231; OR Dean of Student Services: (775) 445-3271; OR Assistant Director of Human Resources: (775) 445-4231; Western Nevada College, 2201 West College Parkway, Carson City, NV 89703. For further information on notice of non-discrimination, visit for the address and phone number of the office that serves your area, or call 1-800-421-3481. (Rev. 09/16)