Admission Process

Program Start

The Nursing-Generic degree is a two-year program and accepts applications one time per year with a fall term start. Applicants may choose either campus-based or hybrid/online delivery.  Students will earn an Associate of Science degree and are eligible to take the registered nursing exam (NCLEX-RN) after completion of the program.

Application to Northwest Technical College (NTC) and application to the Associate of Science Degree in Nursing program are separate.  Applications to NTC may be submitted at any time.  Nursing-Generic program applications will be accepted from June 9 – July 23, 2021.

Onsite Requirements (online cohort)

Onsite requirements for lab and clinical courses will be discussed during program orientation and specified on the class schedule.

Admission to NTC does not guarantee admission to the Nursing-Generic program.

Admission to the Nursing-Generic program is required in order to enroll in nursing classes, designated with the ADNG prefix.

Nursing-Generic Admission Criteria

  • Completed application for admission to Northwest Technical College and acceptance to NTC by July 23, 2021.
  • Accuplacer assessment completed or waived by July 23, 2021.
    • College readiness courses: A student may be required to enroll in college-readiness courses in reading and math, as determined by the Accuplacer. The purpose of college-readiness courses is to prepare students for the demands of a college-level curriculum.  A student’s scores on the Accuplacer assessment will determine if a student is required to complete ENGL 0100: Reading, Reasoning & Writing; MATH 0081: Math Foundations; or, MATH 0092: Algebra Foundations.  Credits may vary. Any required readiness courses must be passed with the grade of “C” or greater. (Added 3/12/19)
  • TEAS test passed with a score of 64 or higher by July 23, 2021, or within the past two years.
    • Students may take the TEAS twice per semester.
    • Admission into the program is competitive, so the higher your TEAS score, the better the chance for acceptance.
    • Students are strongly encouraged to purchase and utilize a TEAS study manual.  TEAS study manuals may be purchased for $25 from the ATI Testing website:
    • If you take the TEAS somewhere other than NTC, you must have an official TEAS transcript sent to NTC. You must order the score transcript on the ATI website and the score transcript must be received by July 23, 2021.
  • Prerequisite courses must be completed with grades of C or higher by July 23, 2021.  Prerequisites include:
    • BIOL 2252: Anatomy & Physiology I
    • ENGL 1111: College Writing I
    • BIOL 2221: Microbiology, or, BIOL 2254: Anatomy & Physiology II
    • MATH 0081: Math Foundations, or, MATH 0092: Algebra Foundations, or appropriate Accuplacer scores, or transfer credits.
  • GPA of 2.76 or above in the combined, related general education courses (BIOL 2221, BIOL 2252, ENGL 1111, BIOL 2254, MATH 1110 or MATH 1930, PSYC 2201, CHEM 1100, BIOL 2256, and PHIL 1201 or PHIL 2210) is required.
  • Nursing assistant course completed with a grade of C or higher by July 23, 2021, or evidence of current nursing assistant certification.
  • Completed Nursing-Generic program application submitted between June 9 – July 23.  The program application is available online at:
Applications will be reviewed after July 23.  The Nursing Committee will notify applicants of their status.

Please Note

  • Students on current academic probation or suspension will not be considered for program admission.
  • Students with financial holds, or unpaid balances, will not be considered for program admission.
  • Students already enrolled in another professional nursing program will not be considered for program admission.
  • Applications will be reviewed after the application deadline. The Nursing Admissions Committee will notify applicants of their status via email.
  • Applicants are responsible for the completion of the requirements and the cost of testing.
Program-Clinical Eligibility Requirements