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  1. 0 Can anyone tell me a little about Western nv nursing program ? Is it hard to get into ? How many programs are offered each year ? Any info will be helpful.
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  3. Visit  targhee4 profile page
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    I did all of my prereq. at WNC. I applied once, didnt get in. My advice is to be very carefull with the advisors. They are not in the nursing department, and we were told something different everytime we went in for "Advisement". My GPA was good enough to get in, but I was give bad advise, and I did not have ENG 102. They told me I had 15 points, and in reality, I only had 11. The cut off to get in was 12 points. If I would have taken 102 I would have got in this year.

    I was excepted into Great Basin College, so I went there.

    They took forty student the year I applied, and I have heard good things from my friends that are in the program.

    You do not have to have a 4.0 to get in, but I would not want to apply without atleast 2 or three A's in the science courses.

    Hope this helps!

    Beware of the advisement!
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    Quote from targhee4
    I did all of my prereq. at WNC. I applied once, didnt get in. My advice is to be very carefull with the advisors. They are not in the nursing department, and we were told something different everytime we went in for "Advisement". My GPA was good enough to get in, but I was give bad advise, and I did not have ENG 102. They told me I had 15 points, and in reality, I only had 11. The cut off to get in was 12 points. If I would have taken 102 I would have got in this year.

    I was excepted into Great Basin College, so I went there.

    They took forty student the year I applied, and I have heard good things from my friends that are in the program.

    You do not have to have a 4.0 to get in, but I would not want to apply without atleast 2 or three A's in the science courses.

    Hope this helps!

    Beware of the advisement!

    Thanks soooo much for your reply,
    My initial goal was to move to vegas to attend nursing school but with how the ecomomy is i've been considering staying in Reno Lately. I've heard that WNC students are much happier than TMCC students. Wonder why ? So are you saying that once you have 12 points you can are likely to get in ? Do you know how many times a year the nursing program accepts students. TMCC just recently changed from twice a year to once a year in the Fall semester.

    Thanks for the warning about advisement, i still need to start A&P 2 in Spring and then i'll apply.
  5. Visit  targhee4 profile page
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    Quote from gabby27
    Thanks soooo much for your reply,
    My initial goal was to move to vegas to attend nursing school but with how the ecomomy is i've been considering staying in Reno Lately. I've heard that WNC students are much happier than TMCC students. Wonder why ? So are you saying that once you have 12 points you can are likely to get in ? Do you know how many times a year the nursing program accepts students. TMCC just recently changed from twice a year to once a year in the Fall semester.

    Thanks for the warning about advisement, i still need to start A&P 2 in Spring and then i'll apply.
    They only start the program in the fall, and I have heard they are offering a BSN program, though I dont know that for sure.

    I have heard TMCC is tough, though none are a walk in the park, but TMCC has that rep.

    As for point, It changes from year to year. Get as many point as you can, 15 points is almost a sure thing. Anything less and its iffy...

    Good luck!
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  6. Visit  Reno1978 profile page
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    One of my coworkers is a recent May graduate from WNC and she has only made positive comments about her schooling.
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  7. Visit  Chronis profile page
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    i just finished my first semester at wnc and i can tell you it's by far the hardest thing ive ever done. the work load is intense and the teachers say about 26% of students don't make it to the second year. the teachers told us at orientation that they know where all a students but we would have to get us to getting c's. in fact our motto around hear is a c=rn. to answer your question it is very difficult to get into with about half of the applicants this year being rejected. the person who said 12 was the cut off must have applied a few years ago cause the lowest score that i know of that got in was a 14. the person who got that score was an alternate and said they wouldn't have gotten in originally but the school found some extra money so they got to go. so with a 15 you could probably get in but i would recommend having a 16 just to be safe. the program is offered once a year in the fall and in my class we had a total of 65 students originally. you can look on wnc's website to see the breakdown of the points scale http://www.wnc.edu/academics/degrees/aas/nur/criteria.php 18 is the maximum possible points. anyway hopefully this info was helpful. good luck!
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  8. Visit  Chronis profile page
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    Oh one thing I forgot to mention is that WNC does not have a BSN program. I had heard there had been some discussions about about implementing it but that was before the economy took a dive.
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  9. Visit  gabby27 profile page
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    Targhee, do you need to have a CNA to get into Great Basin's program? Isn't it about 4 hours away from Reno or Carson ? I'm guessing you moved down there.
  10. Visit  LilRedRN1973 profile page
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    I graduated from WNC in 2005 (back when it was still WNCC) and I loved my program. All but one of the instructors are the same now as when I was attending and for the most part, they are great. I had several things come up in my private life that made dealing with the stressors of school very difficult. ALL the instructors were wonderful and very understanding. I also had a few friends attending TMCC at this time and they had nothing but frustration and complaints about the lack of support from their instructors. I believe we only lost 2-3 students by graduation and all but one of us passed the NCLEX. I feel the instructors prepared me well for Boards. The instructor for all my science pre-reqs did a terrific job of preparing me for nursing school. I started school with a 3.6 GPA and finished with a 3.4, which is good considering I worked all through school and had 2 small children to deal with while in school. I can't say enough good things about WNC. I truly enjoyed my nursing school experience, although I don't think I would want to do it all over again!! LOL!
    Last edit by dianah on May 22, '09 : Reason: Removed names, as naming names is TOS (Terms of Service) violation
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  11. Visit  2bHelloNurse231 profile page
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    Stay AWAY from TMCC. Most of the teachers are completely unhelpful. I am in the program now. I feel as if the teachers don't care about the students at all and, if you have any personal problems, the teachers disregard them. You cannot have ANY problems during school. People have had to miss funerals because the teachers won't let them miss class. There was a student a few years ago who had an emergency appendectomy on a clinical day and had to repeat the whole semester because of emergency surgery. Yes, TMCC has an excellent pass rate on the NCLEX, but the lowest graduation rate in the state. About 50% of the people who get into the program don't make it to graduation. My class started with 48. We now have a maximum of 30... Maybe less.
  12. Visit  Medwynn profile page
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    I thought the TMCC program was difficult, a rite of passage into being an RN. After graduating, i felt a whole new respect for the TMCC program. But to say stay away? Come on.

    You try and make the best out of any school you go to right? You learn and take what you need. The people that failed during my stint at TMCC needed something more, maybe failure for them was the biggest motivator to try and get it right. They get another chance.

    Any nursing program in northern nevada will lead to the same path, and that is being an RN.

    Good luck gabby.
  13. Visit  BrendaMD4 profile page
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    I graduated from WNC in 2007, and I can tell you that I really enjoyed my instructors, and I feel I was well-prepared for the NCLEX. Our class started with 45 people, and only 2 did not go on to complete the 2nd year. All but one person passed the NCLEX on the first try. I also has people I knew taking classes at TMCC and at UNR, and from what I heard, our instructors were far more gracious about making arrangements for personal issues. I was also told by a student at UNR that the community college nursing students received far more hands-on clinical training before doing clinicals in the hospital. I highly reccommend WNC's nursing program. I wish they would offer an ADN to BSN. I'd jump right in and do it if they did.
  14. Visit  WanderingSagehen profile page
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    These posts are really outdated. A 15 will not get you into WNC these days. Maybe you would be an alternate, but not all 15's are gonna make it in. It seems that it is more impacted than when people only needed a 12 to get in. We have to pretty much be straight A students because you might end up with a B. At least 2 A's and 2 B's for sciences. For me the TEAS test was less of a controlled score. I could only get 3 points not the full 4. Driving to Reno is not an option for me so getting good grades was the only way. A lot of people jump into the pre-req's way too quickly and are retaking the classes like crazy.


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