Can I obtain additional points on the application for current medical certifications?

Yes - you can obtain additional points on the application for specific and current medical certifications.  Please refer to the AS Professional Nursing Application to find out which medical certifications are accepted and their corresponding points. 

Can I transfer into a BSN program?

Nursing courses from associate degree programs do not usually transfer directly into BSN programs. However, once you have acquired the Registered Nurse license, there are multiple RN to BSN completion programs available to you. 

Do we need to take the Kaplan Nursing Admissions Exam prior to acceptance?

Yes - the successful completion and corresponding score on a Kaplan Nursing Admission Exam will be an important part of the application process moving forward. Information is on-line at:

Does it matter what math course I have when I apply to the AS Nursing Program?

Any GEM 3 course can be used for your math requirement on the nursing application.  Applicants will receive the same amount of points for any course that meets the GEM 3 requirement.

How do credits transfer from a quarter system?

Many courses from accredited programs/colleges will transfer. In order to be sure of the transferring coursework, you will want to apply to CWI on-line and submit your official transcripts directly from each college/university to One Stop Student Services, MS 1000, PO 3010, Nampa, ID 83653. CWI...

How do I get more information about applying to the health programs at CWI?

One of the best places to obtain all kinds of great information about health programs at CWI is to attend a bi-monthly Healthcare Information Session (Ada & Canyon...

How many students are accepted each year into the Associate of Professional Nursing program?

Please consider attending a Healthcare Information Session prior to applying. These sessions are offered twice a month at both Ada and Canyon county campuses. By attending a Healthcare...

I can't find the courses listed on the application. Did the application courses change?

As a result of receiving college-wide accreditation, CWI updated the course codes for multiple courses.  You can find information about the course changes here: course-changes-2017-2018-...

I have questions about applying to the AS in Professional Nursing program. Who should I talk to?

Please attend a Healthcare Information Session to learn more about submitting a competitive application.  These are held twice a month at the Ada and Canyon County campuses.  If you...

I'm an LPN. Can I transfer into the AS in Nursing program?

You may apply to the AS in Nursing program.  Current healthcare certifications give you points toward your application, but does not shorten the time to AS in Nursing degree.

Is the program full-time? Is it during the day, night, online?

Primarily courses are Monday thru Friday, during the day. This varies by semester and by clinical site. At this time, there are no online courses available for the AS Professional Nursing program.

Is there a wait list to get into program?

We accept new applications every spring for fall admission. There is no waiting list. Students who wish to be considered for application must reapply each year by resubmitting an application. Previously submitted applications will not be available to students who want to reapply. It is...

Is your Professional Nursing Program accredited?

On August 6, 2013, the College of Western Idaho (CWI) Professional Nursing program received approval for initial accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accreditation (NLNAC). The ACEN Board of Commissioners...