NorthWest Arkansas Community College

College Type: At least 2 but less than 4 years, Public

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ADN Program

The Northwest Arkansas Community College Associate of Applied Science Degree in Nursing is intended to prepare students for the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses.

The program requires 33-34 hours of general courses and 35 hours of nursing courses in three generic Tracks.

  • Track 1 begins in the fall semester every year and a maximum of 40 students are accepted.
  • Track 2, accelerated begins in the first summer semester and a maximum of 30 students are accepted.
  • Track 3, is an evening and weekend program beginning each spring and a maximum of 30 students are accepted.

Admission Requirements:

  1. High school diploma or GED equivalency certificate
  2. Meet admission criteria requirements of the college
  3. Overall GPA of 2.5 or above
  4. A valid current and unencumbered license to practice in Arkansas for LPNs Paramedics and RTs.
  5. Entrance exam (currently TEAS)

The application process for Tracks 1 and 2 begins early in the spring semester (about the 1st of February) and application for track 3 begins early in the fall semester (about the 1st of October).

Applications will be processed on the basis on prerequisite courses completed and grades obtained for the courses as well as TEAS score.

The committee will notify successful applicants for Track 1 in mid June, Track 2 applicants will be notified in late May and Track 3 applicants will be contacted in early January. The college will maintain an alternate list to fill positions that are declined.

Successful applicants will be required to present annual proof of negative Tuberculin skin test, proof of MMR immunizations, Varicella immunization, Hepatitis B vaccination, CPR certification, proof of health insurance, annual drug screening, annual clear criminal background check, proof of current physical exam (no more than 3 months before entering the program).

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 93.73%
Average number of students tested annually: 76
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at NorthWest Arkansas Community College as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 74 91.8 90.85
2011 95 94.7 86.46
2010 57 94.7 84.32
2009 73 91.8 88.66
2008 60 98.3 86.23
2007 48 97.9 87.57

LPN to ADN Program

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX RN passrate (3 years): 93.73%
Average number of students tested annually: 76
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX RN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX RN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at NorthWest Arkansas Community College as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 74 91.8 90.85
2011 95 94.7 86.46
2010 57 94.7 84.32
2009 73 91.8 88.66
2008 60 98.3 86.23
2007 48 97.9 87.57

NorthWest Arkansas Community College
One College Dr
Bentonville, AR 72712