Note: Earn an AS in Nursing and take the registered nursing exam after completing the program.
All deadlines are for Fall admission.
Step 1 — Complete the Online Application and pay the $20 application fee.
Step 2 — Send Northwest Technical College your high school transcript or GED.
Step 3 — If you have attended another college, please forward all official transcripts from the colleges you have attended. We can automatically access transcripts from any MnSCU college or university.
Applications to the nursing program are reviewed after March 1. Official transcripts of credits transferred from other post-secondary schools must be available in the NTC Admissions Office by March 1 to be considered for admittance to the nursing major.
Application to NTC does not guarantee admission to the AD LPN Step-In major.
Admission to the nursing major is a separate process from admission to Northwest Technical College. Admission to the AD nursing major is required in order to enroll in AD (ADNG) nursing courses. Students wishing to apply for admission to the nursing major should complete the following steps:
Admission to the nursing major is competitive and limited. Admission is dependent on the number of applications and evidence of meeting the following requirements:
Applications will be reviewed immediately after the March 1 deadline. The Admissions Committee will notify students of their status after all qualified applicants have completed the admissions process. Students are responsible for the completion of the requirements and the cost of the testing. Selection of students will be based solely on the LPN STEP (ATI-TEST) score; the highest scores will be admitted.
All prerequisite courses should be completed prior to summer session of accepted year (enrolled in courses during spring semester is acceptable).
ADNG 1300 Transition to Professional Nursing, 5 credits (3 lecture, 2 lab) = 64 hours
ADNG 2050 Advanced Skills, 2 credits = 48 hours
ADNG 2100 Clinical II, 4 credits = 128 hours
Total of 176 on-site hours
ADNG 2200 Clinical III, 4 credits = 128 hours