REGISTERED NURSING

Program Overview

The registered nursing program is designed to prepare students to provide nursing care in a variety of healthcare settings and for licensure and employment as a registered nurse. The four-semester program incorporates interactive face-to-face classes, web-enhanced classes, labs, and clinical experience to prepare students to function as a member of the healthcare team.

All full-time RN nursing faculty have a master’s degree in nursing or higher and many are nationally Certified Nurse Educators through the National League for Nursing

Nursing faculty are available to advise each student as they progress through the program. Successful completion of the program prepares students to take the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN), which allows the graduate to practice as a registered nurse. There are also opportunities to transfer into a four-year degree program at partnering institutions.

The registered nursing program at Northwest State Community College meets the state education requirements for a registered nursing license in the state of Ohio. Northwest State Community College has not determined if the registered nursing program at Northwest State Community College meets the state education requirements in any other state, any U.S. Territory, or the District of Columbia.

NSCC RN Program ranked #1 ADN program in Ohio

 

Pre-Admission Examination

The National League for Nursing Pre Admission Examination (NLN PAX) for registered nursing programs “PAX-RN” is a standardized entrance exam for potential nursing students who seek admittance into nursing schools nationwide.

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PAX Information
Student Guide to Taking NLN Exams – Proctorio

Northwest State Community College requires students to take the pre-admission exam and receive a score in the 50th percentile for each of the three areas tested in order to be admitted to the nursing program. It is recommended that students complete the admission requirements of biology, chemistry, MTH 090 and any developmental English courses needed prior to attempting the pre-admission exam.

 

Additional Requirements

Advising Checklist
Ohio Board of Nursing Criminal History Fact Sheet

 

Program Details

See this program’s estimated expenses.

 

Student Handbooks

Student Handbook Fall 2021
Student Handbook Spring 2021
Student Handbook Fall 2020

 

How to Apply

A separate application is required, in addition to the College application. Application deadlines are February 1 for Fall admission and September 1 for Spring admission. Questions should be directed to Marsha Buehrer, Division Administrative Assistant, at mbuehrer@NorthwestState.edu or 419.267.1246.

 

Accreditation

The registered nursing program at Northwest State Community College located in Archbold, Ohio is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400
Atlanta, GA 30326
404.975.5000
acenursing.org

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the registered nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

Program Stats

 

NSCC NCLEX Pass rates (annual calendar year first attempt)

2016
92.16%

2017
95%

2018
97.06%

2019
92.86%

2020
94.0%

 

NCLEX Ohio Average (annual calendar year first attempt)

2016
81.12%

2017
84.96%

2018
88.29%

2019
86.25%

2020
84.41%

 

Graduate Employment Rates (based on 6-month graduate survey)

2016
100%

2017
100%

2018
100%

2019
100%

2020
100%

 

Graduation Rate-Annual (graduated within 6 semesters)

2016
61.19%

2017
62%

2018
53%

2019
66.7%

2020
82.86%

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LPN to RN Option

This three semester program is designed to preparethe Licensed Practical Nurse for licensure as a Registered Nurse.

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Administrative Assistant

Marsha Buehrer
mbuehrer@NorthwestState.edu
419.267.1246