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Nursing Program

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

About the Nursing Program:

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.  

NC-SARA offers the Professional Licensure Directory to notify out of state students if NWACC's online programs meet their state's requirements for licensure.

Note About 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


Learn About NWACC Nursing Student Kim

NWACC Nursing Student

As a previous science teacher, NWACC student Kim Kelley is enjoying her time back in college and increasing her knowledge in healthcare. She plans to become a nurse and help others navigate challenging health issues. Learn more on our blog.

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