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Degree Plans

A.A.S. in Nursing

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

 

NWACC's Nursing Program offers three tracks to accommodate
your busy schedule:

 

Track 1 – Traditional

This track takes 22 months to complete and begins each Fall for four semesters with the summer off.
 Approximately 32 students are accepted into this track.
 

Track 2 – Accelerated

This track takes 15 months to complete and begins each summer for four consecutive semesters.
 Approximately 32 students are accepted into this track.
 

Track 3 – Hybrid - Days

This track takes 24 months to complete and begins each January.
 Approximately 24 students are accepted into this track.
 

Other tracks:

 

Bridge to RN via Track III

This track begins in August. Approximately 16 students are accepted into this track and must have 6 months or 1,000 hours of acute care experience to be eligible for acceptance.
 
See more information about the different tracks available through NWACC's Nursing program.
 
 
 
Certificate of Proficiency in CNA/PCA+
 
The Certified Nursing Assistant Program is designed to meet the industry driven demand for Certified Nursing Assistants. This course provides the student with an introduction to healthcare, didactic instruction, hands on skills and clinical training. Specifically, basic nursing skills including vital signs, personal care skills and Alzheimer's and Dementia training are covered. This course prepares the successful student to sit for the Arkansas Certified Nursing Assistant Exam. The course is taught following the Arkansas Long-Term Care Facility Nursing Assistant Training Curriculum.
 
Successful completion of the Certified Nursing Assistant course results in a certification from the State of Arkansas. This program does not result in an Arkansas Department of Higher Education approved certificate from NWACC.