Program Outcomes

Nursing students practicing

The Associate of Applied Science degree in Nursing is designed to prepare graduates to apply for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) and to function as Registered Nurses.  Graduates who attain RN licensure are prepared to provide patient care at the beginning staff nurse level. 


General nursing education imparts a broad base of nursing knowledge.  Those individuals wishing to pursue further education and/or a nursing specialty will have the necessary knowledge base upon which to advance their professional career. Nursing students complete clinical experiences in area healthcare facilities. 


The Nursing Program at NWACC has an overall high NCLEX-RN pass rate.