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, forward all official transcripts from the colleges you have attended. We can automatically access transcripts from any MnSCU college or university. 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 ADNG nursing courses. Application to the nursing major consists of 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 applicants of their status. Applicants are responsible for the completion of the requirements and the cost of the testing. Selection of candidates 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).
All clinical requirements must be met by May 1 regardless of scheduled clinical start dates. Accepted nursing candidates who fail to comply with these requirements by May 1 will be dismissed.
Onsite requirements for lab and clinical courses will be discussed during program orientation and specified on the class schedule.