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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, Inc., ACEN (formerly National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, NLNAC), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, 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 Northeastern Nevada Regional Hospital, nursing homes and other community facilities.

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 departmental adviser in planning course work.


  • Thank you for your interest in Great Basin College’s Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing Program. We accept applications once a year (January through March) for consideration. Our application period for Fall 2014 has closed. We encourage all students declaring nursing as their major to contact the Nursing Department at 775-753-2301 to schedule an advisement appointment with a nursing faculty member. They will help guide you through the required pre-requisite course schedule so you are fully prepared. The "Application Information" link below will also give you information about our application process and TEAS testing information. Thank you for your interest in the GBC Associate of Applied Science in Nursing Program. We look forward to talking with you soon!

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