Western Nebraska Community College Signs Transfer Agreement with Clarkson College

Clarkson College and Western Nebraska Community College (WNCC) recently signed an articulation agreement which allows students to transfer their existing credit from WNCC to Clarkson College. The two organizations are committed to helping students pursue their careers in health care.

The partnership opens the door for students to prepare to be the best in their chosen health care field. “We are very excited to establish partnerships with other dedicated higher education institutions in pursuit of our goal to educate tomorrow’s health care leaders,” said Dr. Gary Pack, Interim President of Clarkson College. “We want to help students achieve their academic and professional goals, and this new and exciting relationship helps us accomplish this.”

“We are proud to partner with Clarkson College to help our students make the most of their college experiences,” said Dr. Grant Wilson, WNCC Vice President of Educational Services. “We recognize the critical need for health care workers in the Panhandle and throughout the region and want to make those career paths more accessible to all students.”

According to the agreement, students who have received an associate’s degree at WNCC are eligible to transfer courses if they have maintained a 2.5 grade point average and a “C” average in the courses that are to be transferred.

WNCC students taking advantage of the partnership experience multiple benefits including the waiving of all enrollment and application fees. Those meeting the admissions criteria are automatically accepted into online program options at Clarkson College, and those applying to on-campus program options receive preference through additional points on their application.

Once accepted at Clarkson College, students can take advantage of online and on-campus services including tutoring, mentoring, supplemental instruction, writing labs and career services. Students can apply their college credit to one of the numerous health care degree options at Clarkson College in Nursing (BSN, RN to BSN and MSN), Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography and Medical Imaging, Community Health, Healthcare Business and Health Information Management.


About Western Nebraska Community College

For more than 90 years, Western Nebraska Community College has been educating residents of Nebraska's Panhandle. With campus locations in Alliance, Scottsbluff, and Sidney, WNCC offers educational, training, and growth opportunities for students, partners, and community members throughout its 12-½ county service area.

About Clarkson College

Clarkson College is a private, non-profit college in Omaha, Neb. offering diploma, certificate, and degree opportunities in the fields of Nursing, Healthcare Business, Physical Therapist Assistant, Radiography, Medical Imaging, Imaging Informatics, Community Health, Healthcare Education and Leadership, and Professional Development. The College is nationally accredited through the Higher Learning Commission, North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA). The Mission of Clarkson College is to prepare students to professionally provide high quality, ethical and compassionate health care services. Clarkson College is an educational partner with Nebraska Medicine.