Northwest State Community College Nursing Program Review


Northwest State Community College (NSCC) started out as the Four County Technical Institute back in 1968 before being renamed to Northwest Technical College in 1972. It didn’t become a community college until 1994.

Now, Northwest State Community College is a two-year public college that offers more than 300 subjects to their students through distance learning and traditional classes. They currently cater to around 6,771 students.

Northwest State Community College – Nursing Division

Northwest State Community College’s nursing division consists of degree and certificate programs with small class sizes for more personal interactions between teachers and students.

Before being admitted to these programs, potential students will need to take the National League for Nursing Pre-Admission Examination (NLN PAX) for registered nursing programs and get a score higher than the 50th percentile for every tested area.

Graduates will be able to take the National Council Licensure Exam (NCLEX) or transfer to four-year degree programs at partnering schools, as needed.

The nursing programs at Northwest State Community College have all been accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC) and have been approved by the Ohio Board of Nursing.

Registered Nursing (RN)

This program takes five semesters of 72 credit hours to complete and includes traditional courses, online courses, laboratory experience and clinical experiences.

Before taking their first course in clinical nursing, students will also need to get certification as a State Tested Nursing Assistant (STNA) first. Before they can graduate, on the other hand, they need to get a minimum grade of C in all of their courses.

Graduates will be able to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN) to become registered nurses.

Licensed Practical Nursing to Registered Nursing Advanced Standing (LPN to RN)

LPNs who want to become RNs can take this program, which takes three semesters of 37 credit hours to complete and includes traditional courses, online courses, laboratory experiences and clinical experiences.

To apply, students will need to have a valid license in Ohio as a practical nurse. Before they can graduate, they will also need to get a minimum grade of C in all of their courses.

Graduates will be able to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nursing (NCLEX-RN) to become registered nurses.

Practical Nursing (PN) Certificate

Students who want to become LPNs can take this program, which takes three semesters of 42 credit hours to complete and includes lectures, laboratory experiences and clinical experiences in various healthcare facilities. This certificate is required for the LPN to RN advanced standing nursing program.

Thanks to Northwest State Community College’s partnership with Wright State University’s Lake campus and Vantage Career Center, a part-time evening PN program is also available at Van Wert. All of the required remedial and general studies courses can still be taken at Northwest State Community College, though, all of which need to be completed before the clinical sequence begins.

Graduates will be able to take the National Council Licensing Exam for Practical Nursing (NCLEX-PN) to become licensed practical nurses.

Contact:
Northwest State Community College
22600 State Route 34,
Archbold, OH 43502

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