LAS VEGAS -- In a time where Nevada needs more nurses than ever before, one university is making it more costly to graduate.
Nevada State College is planning to double its tuition for nursing students. The president of Nevada State College said he is being pressured to bring in more students to the school and it is those students who will have to foot the bill.
NSC prides itself on small classrooms and low tuition but changes are coming.
"We have been asked to increase the size of our nursing program. It's highly competitive to get in. We turned away 71 percent of the qualified graduates last year," Nevada State College President Bart Patterson said.
With pressure from the state's health care industry, Patterson says the school must keep up with the demand.