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Initiate the first step in your nursing career by applying to a nursing program: 

  • Track I - Traditional: This nursing program begins in the Fall and runs through four traditional semesters - Fall, Spring, Fall, Spring. This program excludes the Summer semester. Approximately 32 students are accepted into this track.

  • Track II - AcceleratedThis nursing program begins in the Summer and runs through four consecutive semesters - Summer, Fall, Spring, Summer. Approximately 32 students are accepted into this track.

  • 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, Summer. Approximately 32 students are accepted into this track.

  • LPN to RN - HybridThis nursing program begins in the Spring and runs through four consecutive semesters - Spring, Summer, Fall, Spring. Approximately 32 students are accepted into this track.

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

Apr15
Nursing Information Session Pre-nursing students applying to the NWACC nursing program are required to attend an information session within one year prior to applying.
May04
Nursing Information Session Pre-nursing students applying to the NWACC nursing program are required to attend an information session within one year prior to applying.
Jun11
Nursing Information Session Pre-nursing students applying to the NWACC nursing program are required to attend an information session within one year prior to applying.


Note: Students who will be attending clinical rotations while enrolled in a professional program at the Center for Health Professions will be required to have a drug screen performed, either prior to admission, or prior to attending clinical rotations. Students who test positive for drugs (including medical marijuana) will be denied access to the clinical rotations and will consequently be either denied acceptance into the professional program or dismissed from the professional program.