Northwest Technical Institute

College Type: Less than 2 years (below associate), Public

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LPN Program

The Northwest Technical Institute offers nursing education to students entering the health care profession by qualifying for licensure by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing. The Institute is accredited by the Commission Council on Occupational Education. Graduates from this program are also able to enroll in the Associate Degree Nursing program at NWACC or the Bachelor's Degree of Nursing Program at U of A.

Requirements for Admission

  1. Submit COMPASS and TEAS test scores.
  2. Official copy of your high school transcript or GED scores.
  3. Official college transcripts, if applicable.
  4. Immunization records for measles/rubella (only if born on or after January 1, 1957).
  5. Two references (Job or Personal).

The practical nursing program at Northwest is offered in three semesters and one summer term.

Students will be admitted for CNA to LPN track (needs to be a CNA for at least 6 months) and the LPN track.

The applications are processed between August 1st to November 1st for classes commencing on the 1st of the following January. Preferences will be given to higher scores on the COMPASS and TEAS scores if the number of qualified applicant should exceed the 50 slots available.

Graduates from the Practical Nursing Program of Northwest Technical Institute are eligible to apply for licensure by the Arkansas State Board of Nursing.

State board of nursing approval: Fully Approved
Average NCLEX PN passrate (3 years): 100%
Average number of students tested annually: 42
Program accreditations: Not Accredited
Available Study Options
Fulltime Parttime On Campus Online Hybrid Weekend Evening

School's NCLEX PN Passrate History

Annual NCLEX PN passrate data and the number of students who took the exam at Northwest Technical Institute as reported by Arkansas state board of nursing.

Passrate (%)
Year Students Tested School National Avg
2012 41 100 90.85
2011 41 100 86.46
2010 43 100 84.32
2009 38 97.4 88.66
2008 33 93.9 86.23
2007 32 96.9 87.57

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Northwest Technical Institute
709 S Old Missouri Rd
Springdale, AR 72764