This 64-credit Associate of Science (AS) Nursing Generic Track degree is offered as a two-year program for students who are Nursing Assistants, or who have completed a Nursing Assistant course. Graduates are eligible to apply for licensure as a registered nurse (RN). Coursework includes all the foundational courses needed to pursue the Baccalaureate of Science (BS) in Nursing degree at Bemidji State University.
An RN is qualified to administer medications and treatment to patients, coordinate plans for patient care, perform diagnostic tests and analyze results, instruct patients on how to manage illnesses after treatment and oversee other workers such as LPNs, nursing aides and home care aides.
Northwest Technical College is a regionally accredited college by the Higher Learning Commission. The nursing program is approved by the Minnesota Board of Nursing. NTC’s nursing programs are nationally accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, or ACEN.