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Common Ground | WVC to get its first bachelor’s degree, president says

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Wenatchee Valley College is on the verge of being able to award a bachelor of science in nursing, President Jim Richardson told me in an interview. It would be the first bachelor’s degree that a student can earn at the institution.

The college has been highly successful at training registered nurses over the years but the trend in health care is that the bachelor’s degree is expected to be the standard entry-level position. It will be much more convenient and cost effective for RNs in North Central Washington to be able to take courses to complete that degree both in Wenatchee and at the Omak campus rather than traveling out of the area. Depending on state approval for the program, they could begin signing up students as early as next fall.

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