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Nursing Program LPN to RN Application Information

Initiate the first step in your nursing career by applying for NWACC's nursing program.  If you have not applied to be a student, please see How to Apply below
All application materials must be received on the designated deadline date and time. If the deadline falls on a weekend or holiday, then it will be the following business day.

Application Periods:

We accept applications three times a year.  Make sure you have applied to be a student of NWACC before completing the nursing application.

  • Track I: April 1st -  May 1st
  • Track II: November 1st - December 1st
  • Track II - Washington County: February 1st – March 1st
  • LPN/RN: August 1st - September 1st

Application and all required materials must be received in the division office by 3:00 p.m. on the final day of the application period.

Nursing Application

Nursing Events

**Criminal background checks for clinicals and NCLEX-RN

Arkansas State Board of Nursing (ARSBN) website information regarding background checks:

Nurse Practice Act of the State of Arkansas, Sub Chapter 3 Licensing, Section 17-87-312 criminal background checks: Nurse Practice Act Sub-Chapter 3 Licensing

ARSBN Rules, Chapter 2 Licensure, Section V Criminal Background Checks: ASBN Licensure Criminal BAckground Checks

Licensure by Examination publication, Frequently Asked questions about NCLEX section: Frequently Asked Questions

Criminal Background Check Information: ASBN NCLEX Exam Criminal Background Check

Be advised that if offenses are reported on your background check, you might be prevented from completing the clinical portion of nursing courses and/or ineligible to take hte NCLEX-RN exam upon completion of the nursing program.  Failure to fulfill clinical objectives will result in failure of the course(s), and could result in dismissal from the program and/or ineligibility to take the NCLEX-RN.

According to the ASBN Nurse Practice Act (sub Chapter Section 3-17-87-312, no person shall be eligible to receive or hold a license issued by the board if that person has pleaded guilty, nolo contendere, or been found guilty of any of the offenses (as identified in Arkansas Code, ACA 17-87-312).

The law applies to licensed nurses as well as those individuals seeking licensure. This includes new graduates, nurses applying for licensure from other countries or states and nurses applying for advance practice. Additional information is available by accessing the Nurse Practice Act (Sub Chapter Section 3-17-87-312) at: Nurse Practice Act Sub-Chapter 3