The Nevada Office of Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education (WICHE)
Growing Nevada’s Allied Health Workforce for Over a Half Century
The Nevada Office of the Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education was established in 1959 as a participating member of the multi-state Western Regional Education Compact comprised of 15 western states and the U.S. Pacific Territories and Freely Associated States.
The Nevada Office operates two programs, both of which provide tuition assistance to individuals studying various allied health professions in exchange for employment commitments upon graduation. Employment commitments serve as a tool to increase Nevada’s health profession workforce.
Since 1959, Nevada has partnered with and benefited from WICHE through regional collaboration, resource-sharing, sound public policy, and innovation.
WICHE operates three Student Access Programs that together saved nearly 50,000 students $580+ million in 2022-23. Each program supports students at each level of postsecondary education: undergraduate, graduate, and professional healthcare studies
The Nevada Office’s programs serve to accomplish the following:
The Nevada Office operates two programs to increase the supply of Nevada’s health profession workforce.
The Nevada Office contributes to the supply of high-demand health professionals throughout Nevada by attaching employment commitments to its funding requirements, retaining participants in our communities for one to four years upon graduation. Many participants continue working in our communities after their employment commitment is complete.
Impacts on Nevada
Nevada WICHE is a springboard for your future in these key areas.
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