Admission Requirements

Requirements for Admission:

  • Acceptance into the nursing program is by application only
  • NWACC admission criteria requirements
  • Non-native Speakers of English students: score of at least 92 on COMPASS ESL Listening Test
  • Overall Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.5 or better
  • Pre-nursing General Education requirements
 
Considerations during the Nursing Program:
  • Nursing students should plan to devote at least 40-50 hours per week to the Nursing Program sequence.
  • Nursing students are admitted conditionally upon a clear background check and must submit to a urine drug screen.
  • The Nursing Department strongly encourages all pre-nursing students to attend a pre-nursing advising session. Please check Student Resources for pre-nursing advising session dates and times.
 
ARKANSAS STATE BOARD OF NURSING ADVISORY: ANY INDIVIDUAL HAVING BEEN FOUND GUILTY OF A CRIME MAY BE INELIGIBLE TO WRITE THE NCLEX EXAM FOR LICENSURE AS A REGISTERED NURSE.