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Associate of Applied Science in Nursing

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PUBLIC NOTICE OF UPCOMING ACREDITATION REVIEW VISIT BY THE ACEN

Announcement

The NorthWest Arkansas Community College Nursing Program wishes to announce that it will host a site review for initial accreditation of its Associates Degree nursing program by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

You are invited to meet the site visit team and share your comments about the program in person at a meeting scheduled from 3:00p.m – 4:00p.m on February 8th, 2017 in the Center for Health Professions building on the Bentonville campus, room 1013.

Written comments are also welcome and should be submitted directly to:

Dr. Marsal Stoll, Chief Executive Officer

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing

3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850

Atlanta, GA 30326

Or e-mail: mstoll@acenursing.org

All written comments should be received by the ACEN by February 2nd, 2017.

 

The Nursing Program at NWACC is approved by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing and has an overall high NCLEX-RN pass rate.  You may view those pass rates here.  The Nursing Program is also currently in ACEN candidacy.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, registered nursing is among the top 10 occupations with the largest job growth. Due to this high demand, NorthWest Arkansas Community College is pleased to offer an Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing.

 
Nursing is a profession focused on the care of individuals, families and communities so they may attain, maintain or recover optimal health and quality of life from birth to death.
 
Nursing is ranked among the top five most trusted professions. Nurses work in a variety of specialties (examples: hospitals, schools, medical clinics, industry, long-term care, etc.) where they work as a team member or independently to assess, plan, implement and evaluate care.
 
At NWACC, the Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing is designed to prepare graduates to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to function as Registered Nurses.  Graduates who attain RN licensure are prepared to provide client care at the beginning staff nurse level. General nursing education imparts a broad base of nursing knowledge.  Those individuals wishing to pursue further education and/or a nursing specialty will have the necessary knowledge base upon which to advance their professional career. Nursing students complete clinical experiences in area healthcare facilities. 
 
Contact information:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing
3343 Peachtree Road NE #850
Atlanta, GA 30326
Phone: 404-975-5000
Fax: 404-975-5020
Email: info@acenursing.org
Additional information can be found at www.acenursing.org
 

 

Format and Location


General Education classes offered within the Nursing degree are available in-person on NWACC's main campus in Bentonville or its outlying centers in Springdale and Farmington. Courses are also available in a hybrid format (both in-person and online).

Classes specific to the Nursing program will be taught inside the Center for Health Professions on NWACC's campus in Bentonville.

 

Pre-Nursing Student Advisement Sessions


The Nursing Department strongly encourages all pre-nursing students to attend one of the advisement session.  No appointment is necessary.  Please feel free to bring a guest or support person to find out more information about our program.   Arrive a few minutes early for optimum seating - no young children please!
 
*delivery options will vary by semester