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.
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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Student Guide to Taking the PAX Exam
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 085 and any developmental English courses needed prior to attempting the pre-admission exam.
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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 Kristi Vondeylen, Division Administrative Assistant, at kvondeylen@NorthwestState.edu or 419.267.1246.
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
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the registered nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.