Western Nevada College is restoring nursing classes at its Fallon campus. Our contributor Brook Bentley of Northern Nevada Business Weekly has more.
A partnership between Churchill County, the U.S. Department of Labor and the college is making this change possible by allowing WNC to use a large laboratory space located one mile from the Fallon campus.
For the past five years, WNC nursing students from Fallon and surrounding rural areas have had to travel more than 100 miles each day to and from the Carson City campus. They also routinely attended classes and labs four days a week, and spent additional time on the road for clinical and hospital rotations.
One former student from Hawthorne, a mother of three, traveled up to 1,000 miles a week and spent as much as $200 weekly on gas.
Along with the lab space, all the coursework required for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing is now available at WNC's Fallon campus.