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. This program follows a hybrid/online delivery model. 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.
    • Admission to NTC does not guarantee admission to the Nursing-Generic program.
  • For fall 2022 admission, Nursing-Generic program applications will be accepted from April 1 – May 20, 2022. SECONDARY DEADLINE has been established for July 22, 2022.

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

Secondary application may be available if seats remain after priority deadline.

Onsite Requirements (online cohort)

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

Nursing-Generic Admission Criteria

  • Completed application for admission to Northwest Technical College and acceptance to NTC by May 20, 2022.
  • Accuplacer assessment completed or waived by May 20, 2022.
    • 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 May 20, 2022, 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 May 20, 2022.
  • Prerequisite courses must be completed with grades of C or higher by May 20, 2022.  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.
  • Any corequisite courses in the nursing-generic program require grades of C or higher.
  • 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 May 20, 2022, or evidence of current nursing assistant certification.
  • Completed Nursing-Generic program application submitted between April 1 – May 20, 2022.  The program application is available online at:
  • Nursing students must have Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR certification from American Heart Association or American Red Cross prior to participating in Clinical I spring semester. NTC’s HPER1410 course meets this requirement.

NTC Nursing Eligibility Requirements

Applications will be reviewed after May 22, 2022.  The Nursing Committee will notify applicants of their status via email.

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.
  • Course work in nursing from other academic institutions is not accepted.
  • 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.

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