Nursing and Allied Health

Welcome to Northwest College's Nursing Program.  We offer several programs to students interested in nursing as a career. These programs are:

About our ADN program:

The NWC Associate Degree in Nursing program is a 5 semester program that includes one semester of pre-requisite coursework and 4 semesters of core nursing courses.  The nursing curriculum is an evidence-based nursing curriculum that intentionally prepares students for the challenges faced by nurses in today’s changing healthcare environment and appropriately supports Wyoming’s unique nursing education needs. Entry into the ADN program requires pre-requisites, application, physical/technical requirements, drug screening, and acceptance based on space availability and criteria.  For more information about the ADN program, please consult our website.

RN Program Brochure

ADN RN Student Handbook

AAS RN Student Handbook

About the LPN program:

The LPN certificate program is a program delivered online with clinical and lab practice in Lovell, WY and the surrounding communities.  Students may earn their certificate within a calendar year and be eligible to sit for the NLCEX-PN exam.  LPNs practice largely in the clinical and long term care settings and may apply to the final year of the ADN program after 1 year of employment. Entry into the LPN program requires pre-requisites, application, physical/technical requirements, drug screening, and acceptance based on space availability and criteria.  Please consult the latest application information on our website.

LPN Student Handbook

About the CNA program:

The CNA certificate program consists of two courses: 1)NRST 1510 Nursing Assistant and NRST 1200 Medical Terminology.  The Nursing Assistant course is offered each semester and typically consists of 8 weeks of online coursework, 16 hours of face to face lab, and 30 hours of on-site clinical experience.  The course is offered at multiple sites throughout the NWC service area.  Please consult the NWC Class Schedule for available courses.  For more information about our CNA program, please consult our website.

These options are available to suit your personal situation and career goals, or to help you make the decision that is best for you. Depending on the course of study you take, you are eligible to sit for an exam that can license you as a CNA, LPN, or RN.


All Nursing Programs are approved by the Wyoming State Board of Nursing (130 Hobbs Ave., Suite B, Cheyenne, WY 82002, 307-777-7601, (  Our Associate Degree in Nursing Program is accredited by the ACEN (Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing - formerly NLNAC) located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 404-975-5000, (


Program Articulation:

The Associate Degree of Nursing Program is articulated with the University of Wyoming

Student Achievement Outcomes:

Program Completion Rates: Expected Level of Achievement 80% completion within 150% of time

  • PN Certificate Program: 100%
  • Associate Applied Science Degree: 86.9%

Licensure Rates: Expected Level of Achievement at or above the National Mean for first time test takers

  • PN cohort 2015: 100% (National Mean is 81.89%)
  • RN cohort 2015: 95.8% (National Mean is 82.0%)

Employment of Graduates: Expected Level of Achievement 90%

  • PN cohort 2015: 87.5%
  • RN cohort 2015:  100%

Achievement of Competencies Appropriate to Role Preparation: Expected Level of Achievement at or above National Group Program Mean on Comprehensive Predictor exam at end of program

  • PN cohort 2015: 74.5% (National Mean is 68.7%)
  • RN cohort 2016: 69.25% (National Mean is 68.6%)

If you are interested in any of our programs, please review the specific program of interest under the 'How to Enroll' tab, look over/print out the application packet and then give our office a call with any questions. We will be happy to assist you in your professional journey!

The information on this website contains course requirements, estimated costs, and admission information, along with prerequisite requirements for the Nursing program. After reviewing the application materials for your program of interest you'll note that testing scores may be required. To schedule a date and time for the TEAS or LPN ENTRANCE testing, in Cody contact Carri Dobbins at 307-587-6257; for Powell contact Caitlin Gillies at 307-754-6062.  

Thank you for visiting our programs at Northwest College — your future is our focus!



Emily Thomas
Senior Program Assistant for Nursing