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Nurses play an essential role in the health care industry by providing care to individuals, families, and communities so they may improve their health, and prevent and heal illnesses and injuries.

NWACC's Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing is designed to provide students with a broad base of nursing knowledge, and prepare graduates for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to function as Registered Nurses (RN). 

Graduates who earn RN license are prepared to provide client care at the beginning staff nurse level. Those who wish to pursue further education and/or a nursing specialty will have the necessary knowledge base to advance their professional career.  
 

Program Options

Track I Traditional - This nursing program begins in the fall and runs through four traditional semesters - fall, spring, fall and spring. This program excludes the summer semester.

Track I Traditional - Washington County - This nursing program is located at NWACC-Washington County and begins in the fall and runs through four traditional semesters - fall, spring, fall and spring. Clinicals are conducted on nights and weekends at Washington Regional with the exception of pediatrics and mental health. 

Track II Accelerated - This nursing program begins in the summer and runs through four consecutive semesters - summer, fall, spring and summer.

Track II Accelerated - Washington County -This nursing program is located at NWACC - Washington County and begins in the summer and runs through four consecutive semesters - summer, fall, spring and summer.

LPN/Paramedic to RN Bridge - This nursing program begins in the spring and runs through three traditional semesters -  spring, summer, and fall.


COVID-19 NOTE:
In-person Pre-nursing Session Requirement

Due to the continued protocols required by COVID-19, until further notice, in order to fulfill the requirement of attending a pre-nursing session, interested applicants may request a PDF version of the presentation be emailed to them. Further instructions are included with the PDF Document. To request a PDF version of the pre-nursing session, please email Terry Bland at tbland3@nwacc.edu.


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