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GBC Nursing Program Ranks First in Nevada

Great Basin College's nursing program has been ranked as the best nursing program in Nevada

GBC Nursing Program Ranks First in Nevada ranked 13 nursing programs in Nevada, specifically programs that support students towards licensure and beyond. Top schools were determined by analyzing current and historical NCLEX-RN exam pass rates up to the last five years.

For the last four years, the pass rate for GBC nursing students has been 100 percent.

The NCLEX-RN exam is used by all state boards of nursing across the U.S. to assess a student's competency, and is also required for licensure. Many state boards of nursing use the total overall NCLEX-RN pass rates to weigh a school's ability to provide a nursing education in the state.

“We are firm believers in providing students with all the information possible to make the right choice when selecting a nursing school. With this in mind, we feel a great way to provide this transparency would be through studying nursing programs and their student's performance on the NCLEX-RN exam, said Founder of Brooke Wallace.

Programs reviewed include schools that offer an Associate in Nursing (ADN/ASN), BSN, or Direct-Entry MSN Degree.

GBC Dean of Health Sciences Dr. Amber Donnelli believes this achievement is the result of a supportive faculty, staff and community.

“The commitment to student excellence, the outstanding rural nursing students, and the support of the community for students’ clinical rotations all
continue to create a dynamic proven to work year after year with a four year pass rate at 100 percent,” she said.

GBC offers an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in nursing and a Bachelor of Science Nursing (BSN) degree designed for non-traditional RN students with an associate degree who want to continue their education in nursing and still be engaged in practicing their profession.

The program is fully approved by the Nevada State Board of Nursing and accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc.

For more information about the nursing program, visit

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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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