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Discover your potential with a career in nursing.

At Great Basin College we offer a two-year Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree in nursing. The program is fully approved by the

Nevada State Board of Nursing
and accredited by the

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN),
3343 Peachtree Road, Suite 850,
Atlanta, GA 30326, 404-975-5000

Instruction by experienced, registered nurse educators, coupled with small class sizes provide an ideal learning environment for you. Up-to-date curricula integrates courses in nursing with general education requirements. Laboratory and clinical experience is offered at the college, in the local hospitals, nursing homes and other community facilities in Elko, Winnemucca, and Pahrump.

Admission to the AAS degree in nursing program is a separate process from admission to Great Basin College. Enrollment in the program is limited, and students are admitted only in the fall semester to begin the four-semester sequence of nursing courses. Select from the buttons at right to learn admissions requirements or to apply to the program. Qualified applicants are selected first from the six-county Great Basin College service area. Other Nevada residents are considered next. If positions are still available, out-of-state applicants are considered.

Students taking the prerequisite courses and other non-nursing courses are designated pre-nursing students. Students who have applied for and been accepted into the nursing program are designated nursing students. Only nursing students can enroll in courses with the NURS designation unless otherwise specified in the course description.

All nursing students should consult with a nursing department adviser in planning course work.


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  • To All Interested Nursing Applicants: GBC Health Science and Human Services Department accepts applications for the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing program from January through March for the following Fall semester. Please re-visit this website in December when the Fall 2019 application is posted. Additional links on this page will give you information about the program, but we encourage all interested nursing students to contact our department for a personal advisement with a nursing faculty member. This personal advisement will help to give you more in-depth information about the classes needed for the most successful application. Please contact us at (775) 753-2301. Thank you for considering GBC and we look forward to hearing from you!

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Loren Barnes: 775.753.2301, loren.barnes(a)

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