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- Associate’s degree/General Education: 47 credit hours (Block Transfer of 38 hours – no course-by-course evaluation)
- 37 credits for prior learning are awarded after successfully passing the NCLEX, completion of NURS 409, and applying for graduation
- Nursing Core: 36 hours
Please note that the General Education courses are offered at the same tuition rate as the Nursing core courses.
- All in-state students will have satisfied Nevada Government, as this is a Nevada State Higher Education requirement
- Out-of-state students can fulfill Gov't requirement portion via History or Political Science taken previously, but PSC 100 will need to be completed – Nevada Government (1 credit hour, online every session, 7-8 weeks). As an alternative, out-of-state students can take CH 203 (online every 3rd session, 7-8 weeks).
IMPORTANT NOTE ON TIMING: An admission decision will be rendered once NSC has received your transcript with your Associate’s degree posted, but your Gen Ed evaluation will not be completed until ALL of your official transcripts have been received. Admitted students are automatically registered in their first nursing course, so this may result may result in you being registered in your first Nursing course prior to receiving our Gen Ed evaluation. If you want a final evaluation prior to starting your Nursing courses, you must apply and submit all transcripts at least 4-6 weeks prior to your planned enrollment term to allow for adequate processing time.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Your Gen Ed evaluation will not be completed until ALL official transcripts have been received, which can take up to 4 weeks. However, if you have been admitted, you will be automatically registered in your first Nursing course. If you would like to review your evaluation prior to being registered in a course, be sure to apply and submit your transcripts at least 4-6 weeks prior to your intended start term.
- EdReady placement is a prerequisite for MATH 120. (See below for more details on EdReady.)
- MATH 120: Fundamentals of College Mathematics must be completed before NURS 330: Biostatistics for Nursing
- NURS 330: Biostatistics for Nursing is a prerequisite for NURS 451: Scholarly Inquiry of Nursing
- Your required first Nursing Course in NURS 409: Theory of Caring Science
- Your required final Nursing Course is NURS 463: Synthesis of Professional Nursing
EdReady is a free, online learning platform that motivated students can use to fill in the gaps in their math knowledge. EdReady contains videos and learning materials to prepare you for completion of your Math requirement.
Once students reach the required 100 score on EdReady, they should email [email protected] requesting permission into the Math 120 online section.
For students wishing to restart courses who have enrolled in NURS 409 in a previous term, but are still within one calendar year of their original admission, can update their entry term and being auto-enrolled for NURS 409 again. This is done by accessing the NSC Entry Term Update Form on the NSC Registrar's Office website, under Forms.
After the last day of registration, up until 60 percent of the course instruction has occurred, students may drop or withdraw a course(s) with a “W” grade posted on the transcript. Refer to the academic calendar and your student center on NSC Portal for 50 percent refund dates.
Students are not permitted to drop/withdraw from courses after 60 percent of the course instruction has occurred. A grade of “F” will be assigned for the unofficial drop/withdrawal.
Students with extenuating circumstances may file a petition for a “W” or “I” grade on one or more courses or withdraw completely from the college in lieu of the “F” grade assigned for unofficial drop/withdrawal. In both cases, students must adhere to NSC’s policy for incomplete grades and complete withdrawal from the college.
Extenuating circumstances include but are not limited to:
- Deployment of the student in the United States Armed Forces
- Death or incapacitation resulting from illness or injury to the student or the student’s spouse, child, parent, or legal guardian that prevents the student from returning to the school for the remainder of the semester
- Involuntary job transfer outside of the service area of the institution as documented by employer
- Other exceptional circumstance beyond the control of the institution or the student
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