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WNC’s Nursing Program Ranked Second in Nevada

Posted: June 11, 2019

Nursing Professor Debi Ingraffia-Strong talks with Julia Guier in a nursing lab at Western Nevada College on April 9, 2019, in Carson City.

For the second time this year, Western Nevada College’s nursing program has been recognized among the top 3 in Nevada.

RNCareers.org recently announced ranking WNC’s program No. 2 in Nevada and among the best nursing schools in the nation with a grade of 94.3 percent. Great Basin College received the state’s top ranking from RNCareers.org.

Earlier this spring, WNC’s nursing program was recognized by Registered Nursing as one of the top three programs in Nevada.

RNCareers.org is made up of nurse educators, nurse practitioners, RNs and LPNs. The organization’s mission is to provide information that its team members desired when they began their nursing careers, including credible nursing school rankings.

In compiling its rankings, RNCareers.org rigorously evaluated 1,892 RN programs on a number of factors important to nursing students, including first-time NCLEX passing rates, accreditation, program offerings and more.

Like she mentioned earlier this spring, WNC’s Director of Nursing & Allied Health Dr. Judith Cordia said the honor comes from the hard work and contributions of many. She applauded the efforts of all faculty, staff and administration at WNC, as well as the medical centers in Carson City, Reno and other clinical sites within the region.

“The college wishes to thank all those who help the nursing program to be successful,” she said.

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 Certified 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.

For more information about WNC’s nursing program, contact Cheryl Bartels at 775-445-3294 or cherylbartels@wnc.edu.