NorthWest Arkansas Community College

Nursing Programs

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

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
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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

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
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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
01/01/1995 - Current

Overview

Campus LocaleCity: Small
Student to Faculty Ratio18:1
Open AdmissionYes
Religious Affiliation -
Level2 year
OwnershipPublic
Business ModelNot for Profit
On Campus Housing-
Retention Rate59%

Admissions

100%

Acceptance Rate

Cost

$6,438

Average Net Price/year
Net Price by Family Income
Less than 30k$4,974
30k to 48k$5,780
48k to 75k$8,237
75k to 110k$10,194
Over 110k$10,035
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Financial Aid & Loan

59%

Recipients

$3,693

Average Amount

Any grant or scholarship aid

32%

Recipients

$4,500

Average Amount

Pell grants

21%

Recipients

$5,698

Average Amount

Federal Student Loans

Students

7,761

Undergrads

0

Graduates

4,333

Women

3,428

Men

33%

Full-time

67%

Par-time

Ethnic Diversity
White
67%
Hispanic
17%
Asian
3%
Two or more races
3%
Race/ethnicity unknown
3%
Black/African American
2%
Non-resident alien
2%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander
0%
American Indian or Alaska Native
0%

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NorthWest Arkansas Community College
One College Drive
Bentonville, AR 72712
(479) 636-9222