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Degree Plans

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

Associate of Applied Science in Nursing - Bridge to RN

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

Track 1 – Traditional

Once accepted, this sequence will be conducted in four traditional semesters beginning in the Fall. Excludes summer sessions. (Fall, Spring, Fall, Spring) Approximately 32 students are accepted into this track.

 

Track 2 – Accelerated

Once accepted, the sequence will be conducted in four consecutive semesters beginning in the Summer. (Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer) Approximately 32 students are accepted into this track.

 

Other tracks:

 

Bridge to RN

Once accepted, the sequence will be conducted in five consecutive semesters beginning in the Fall. (Fall, Spring, Summer, Fall) Approximately 16 students are accepted into this track and must have 6 months or 1,000 clock hours of acute care experience to be eligible for acceptance.  Acute care experience pertains to hours worked in a hospital setting and does not include home health, clinics, nursing homes or assisted living facilities. 
 

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.