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Programs & Applications


Initiate the first step in your nursing career by applying to a nursing program. NWACC offers a number of tracks. Feel free to view the information below to learn more. 

Applicants to any tracks in the nursing program must be an NWACC student, be 18 years of age, and have completed pre-nursing general education courses. View required coursework.

Track I Traditional

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 40 students are accepted into this track.

Track I Traditional application period is April 1st -  May 1st

Track I Application Information

Track I Traditional - Washington County

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 nights and weekends. Approximately 40 students are accepted into this track.

Track I Traditional - Washington County application period is April 26 -  May 22

Track I -Washington County Application Information

Track II Accelerated

Applicants to Track II must apply to either Benton County or Washington County. You cannot apply to both. You cannot change campuses at a later point in the application process.

Track II AcceleratedThis nursing program is located at NWACC-Benton County and begins in the summer and runs through four consecutive semesters - summer, fall, spring, summer. Approximately 40 students are accepted into this track.

Track II Accelerated application period is Nov. 1 - Dec. 1

Track II Application Information

Track II Accelerated - Washington County

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 40 students are accepted into this track.

Track II - Washington County application period is Nov. 1 - Dec. 1

Track II WC Application Information

LPN/Paramedic to RN Bridge

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

LPN/Paramedic to RN Bridge application period is Aug. 1 - Sept. 1

The LPN/Paramedic to RN Bridge program is scheduled to start in January 2023. Please refer to the below advising sheets for all pre-requisite classes required before applying to this program. 

LPN/Paramedic to RN Bridge Application Information