WNC News and Notes: Enrollment open for fall certified nursing assistant course

Bailey Pendergrass and Shaoyan Dossey practice their skills during a Western Nevada College Certified Nursing Assistant class on the Fallon campus.

Bailey Pendergrass and Shaoyan Dossey practice their skills during a Western Nevada College Certified Nursing Assistant class on the Fallon campus.

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Train for an occupation that is destined for continued employment growth: Certified Nursing Assistant.
Western Nevada College is offering four Nursing Assistant (NURS 130) course sessions this fall, including one on the Fallon campus on Monday and Wednesday from 5 to 8:45 p.m. Prospective students are asked to enroll early for this class to take care of course requirements. In addition to proof of health insurance and immunizations, students are required to complete CPR certification beforehand.
Not only will students entering this occupation be personally rewarded by helping others, but the outlook is outstanding for future employment in this occupation. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that in the next six years that the demand for CNAs will increase by at least 9 percent.
WNC is offering three CNA sessions this fall on the Carson City campus: Monday and Tuesday from 8 to 11:45 a.m., Monday and Tuesday from 5 to 8:45 p.m. and Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The class prepares students to function as nursing assistant trainees who assist licensed nurses to provide direct care to health care consumers across the lifespan in a variety of heath care settings. The 150-hour competency-based course is designed to prepare students to achieve certification as a nurse assistant in Nevada.
For information, go to the WNC Nursing & Allied Health homepage at wnc.edu/nalh/. For answers to questions, email nursing.alliedhealth@wnc.edu or phone 775-445-4425.

Plan or Change Your Professional Career at WNC This Fall
Believe it or not, Fall 2022 semester at Western Nevada College is about 2 months away.
To ensure that you get the classes that you prefer, it’s important to register as soon as possible. Fall semester starts Monday, Aug. 29.
Popular programs at WNC right now are American Sign Language, Welding, Nursing, Organization and Project Management, Fire Science, HVAC, Manufacturing, IT, Psychology, Geology, Education and more.
For students looking to take only a couple of classes, WNC offers courses that address a variety of individual interests, including Aviation, French, Meteorology, Japanese, Guitar, Piano, Spanish and Real Estate classes.
You can find a schedule of classes online at wnc.edu/class-schedule/ that will help you plan for fall semester at WNC. WNC classes begin on Aug. 29, but as many as 20 courses are classified as open entry, meaning students can enroll as late as the ninth week of the semester. WNC also offers short-term and late-start classes each semester.
Continuing students can register through their myWNC accounts. Individuals planning to attend WNC for the first time can apply for admission at www.wnc.edu/starthere/. To learn more about WNC’s academic programs and degree requirements, see the Academic Program Guide at wnc.edu/catalog/.
For information on applying to WNC, phone Admissions and Records at 775-445-3277 or email admissions.records@wnc.edu. To receive guidance on a career or scheduling, contact Counseling Services at 775-445-3267 or counseling@wnc.edu.

Spring Dean’s Includes 83 Students form Fallon, Fernley and Silver Springs
Western Nevada College students from Fallon and surrounding areas made the grade to qualify for the Dean’s List during the 2022 semester.
More than 21 percent of the 387 WNC students earning this academic honor are from Fallon, Fernley and Silver Springs.
To earn the distinction of making WNC’s Dean’s List, students must complete at least 12 units during the semester and accumulate a grade point average of 3.50 or higher.
Students on the Dean’s List are:
Taylor Amezquita, Daniel Andersen, Hunter Arends, Yasmine Barnes, Jelen Rose Bayoneta, Cheyenne Benson, Shivam Bhakta, Amiben Bhakta, Brayden Blea, Josh Bloomfield, Desirae Blunt, Michelle Brown, Zoey Brown, Daunte Ceresola, David Chang, Elvira Correa Chavarin, James Cosman, Kristina Dalton Cates, Nathan Doyle, Corel Escartin, Holden Feest, Samantha Flowers, Victoria Fraatz, Adam Gardner, Nallely Gomez, Paige Green, Grace Griswold, Trevor Halloran, Lauren Halloran, Kaitlyn Hert, Logan Johnson, Kelli Kelly, Corina Laiacona, Samuel Lee, Joseph Mikulak, Sonialynn Natividad, Lisa Nelsen, Tylie Norcutt, Hailey Penfold, Gracie Potts, Lainee Reid, Kiara Riley, Ivy Ross, Nelly Ruiz-Ramirez, Allyson Smitten, Kailyn Sorensen, Madeline Stephens, Arlen Trappen, Gerik Wassmuth, Brooklynn Whitaker, Sierra Williams, Gazille Willis, Mia Willis and Joshua Youles.
Page Anderson, Ellie Bassett, Cailynne Bixby, Fayth Burnett, Heaven Conner, Gwyneth Crowe, Donna Dastrup, Isabella Dumont, Brody Garrett, Raveon Harrowa, Skye Hutton, Evven Johnson, Cora Maldonado, Colby Massoth, Allyssa Mathern, Persephone Mulei, Shelby Newman, Khang Nguyen, Sung Rhee, Julie Torres, Scott Vanderkrake, Kari Weitzel and Jaeden Wooldridge.
Silver Springs
Madison Enos, David Moore, Zachary Shapiro, Cheyenne Stewart, Joleen Talbott and Demitria Tekelidis.

Online Biology Class for Non-Science Majors Starts July 6
Even though Western Nevada College’s Summer Session began on June 13, there is still time to enroll in a biology class starting in July.
Biology 100 is a general biology course designed for non-science majors. The three-credit class meets the University of Nevada, Reno core curriculum science requirement.
Dr. Smriti Bhattarai will teach the online class, which covers fundamental concepts and theories of life science. Major topics in the class include cellular/molecular biology, anatomy, physiology, genetics, evolutions and ecology. Students will also be expected to participate in lab assignments.
The class will start on July 6 and continue through Aug. 2.
Students can register for these courses through their personal WNC accounts, while new students can apply for admission at wnc.edu/starthere/.
For more information about becoming a student at WNC, phone 775-445-3277.
To receive guidance in planning your degree and certification pathways, contact Counseling Services at 775-445-3267.

Military Personnel Receive Up to 45 Credits Toward Degree
For men and women who have served their country, Western Nevada College has just what they need as they return to civilian life.
WNC started providing military members with credit toward an associate degree several years ago.
Servicemen and women may receive up to 45 credits from their Joint Services transcript toward an Associate of General Studies degree.
“Although credits can apply toward other WNC degrees, in most cases, more can be applied toward the AGS degree because of its flexibility, so we are encouraging the AGS degree,” said WNC Director of Admissions & Records and Registrar Dianne Hilliard.
Military personnel can learn more about how to register at WNC by going to wnc.edu/veterans-resource-center/vet-checklist/.
To take advantage of the military credit policy, military personnel must submit their official Joint Services Transcript to the Admissions Office at WNC for transcript evaluation.
For information, phone 775-445-3277 or email admissions.records@wnc.edu.


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