Fulfill a highly skilled role in patient care and support.

In Northwest Technical College’s Nursing programs, you’ll gain knowledge and experience in state-of-the-art simulated clinical settings, as well as in direct, supervised clinical environments.

Choose the program and pathway that works best for you as you start or advance your nursing career.

Our programs offer multiple entry and exit points with options to stack your credentials as you work toward an Associate of Science (AS) degree.

If you’re looking to continue your education, we’ll help you transfer your AS to Bemidji State University, which allows you to complete a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BS) degree.

Our experienced faculty will help you choose the best path to meet your goals. The nursing programs are delivered via a hybrid model. Nursing lecture courses are online. Onsite labs and clinicals utilize blocked scheduling to minimize travel requirements for students.


We’re currently accepting applications for Fall 2024 in the Practical Nursing and Traditional RN Programs and Spring 2025 in the LPN Step-In Program.

Applications for NTC’s three unique nursing tracks will be accepted on a continuous basis throughout the year until each program becomes full. If a program becomes full, qualified students can choose to be added to a waitlist or defer their applications. Applicants will receive their acceptance status within 30 days of submitting applications.

Program 2023-2024 Cohort 2024-2025 Cohort
Practical Nursing Fall 2023
Fall 2024
now accepting applications
Traditional RN Fall 2023
Fall 2024
now accepting applications
LPN Step-In Spring 2024
Spring 2025
application opens Jan. 1, 2024


The Practical Nursing Diploma and Associate Degree Nursing Programs at Northwest Technical College located in Bemidji, MN, are accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326

(404) 975-5000

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing Diploma and Associate Degree Nursing Programs is Initial Accreditation.

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program on the ACEN website