Healthcare & Nursing Pathways
Careers in nursing and healthcare are always in high demand. WNC has certifications in CNA and Phlebotomy, as well as a degree pathway for pre-nursing students and individuals with an interest in community health science, public health and related fields.
WNC’s Nursing program is among the best in the state, and every year our students pass the N-CLEX exam at high rates and go to work in our local hospitals or medical facilities.
Please check the Nursing and Allied Health page for application, testing and immunization details.
Preparing nurses to support Nevada’s growing population is important to us. We offer our nursing program in both Carson City and Fallon to meet the needs of our community.
The first step to preparing for the nursing program is to complete prerequisite requirements. Many pre-nursing students will enroll in WNC’s health science degree while they complete these requirements. This enables them to receive financial aid throughout their studies at WNC.
In just one semester, individuals can study for a career providing hands-on healthcare to patients in medical settings under the supervision of a Registered Nurse or Licensed Practical Nurse. CNAs assist patients with bathing, dressing and any other basic activities involved in daily life.
Phlebotomists are trained to collect blood specimens by safely performing skin puncture or venipuncture procedures on patients of all ages. They are required to adhere to strict policies and safety precautions designed to provide patient protection and comfort, and to assure safe handling of specimens throughout the collection process.