Great Basin College enriches people's lives by providing student-centered, post-secondary education to rural Nevada. Educational, cultural, and related economic needs of the multicounty service area are met through programs of university transfer, applied science and technology, business and industry partnerships, developmental education, community service, and student support services in conjunction with certificates and associate and select baccalaureate degrees.
GBC is a comprehensive community college that provides educational opportunities to over 3,800 students across 86,500 square miles, in ten of Nevada's largest counties bordering five states. The main campus in Elko is home to an educational community that attracts students interested in a residential college experience. Satellite facilities are located in over a dozen communities across the college's service area.
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Great Basin College is pleased to announce this year’s nursing graduates have all passed the NCLEX-RN exam (National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses).
The GBC Nursing program is the only nursing program in the state of Nevada to maintain a one hundred percent pass rate three years in a row.
Students who receive their Associate of Applied Science in Nursing degree take the test upon graduation in-order to become a Licensed Registered nurses in the state.
“Having a pass rate consecutively over the past three years indicates that not only is the program of the highest quality, but students who graduate from the GBC’s nursing program are making a national bench mark,” said GBC Dean of Health and Human Services, Dr. Amber Donnelli.
With the financial assistance from the TAACCCT Grant, awarded in October 2014, GBC is extending the AAS nursing program to Winnemucca and Pahrump starting fall 2015.
Nursing students will receive all of their education via interactive video and will complete skills/simulation and clinical in those communities. With the added communities, the program will go from 20 to 32 students accepted each year.
A majority of GBC AAS Nursing graduates go on to the GBC Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program.
The BSN program was established in 2004 and has graduated more than 70 nurses. The bachelor program is offered online, designed for working nurses to advance in their fields. The program has a current enrollment of 58 students from across Nevada and nearby states.
In photo: Front from left to right: Marilyn Eddleman, Cassie Bowers, Isela Arias, Chantel Azevedo, Adilene Gomez, and Shelbi Jones. Second row left to right: Brian Dankowski, Kathe Chavis, Maryjo Stoddard, Chantyle Holman, Jessica Tuttle, Tiffany Andersen and Yesenia Reynoso-Lopez. Back row left to right: Tyler Ramirez-Bautista, Norah Lusk, Laila Kazemi, Maci McLauchlin, Alyssa Stewart and Trevor Goodell.
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Great Basin College wants to be your choice for higher education. GBC offers associate and baccalaureate level instruction in career and technical education and academic areas. About 3,800 students are enrolled online from across the country and on campuses and centers across 86,500 square miles, two time zones, and ten of Nevada’s largest counties. We border Arizona, Oregon, Idaho, Utah, and California. We are GBC!
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