Nursing (Professional) - RN Program

How do I take the Kaplan Nursing Admissions Exam?

The Kaplan Nursing Admissions Exam may be taken at any proctored testing center. Official test scores used for College of Western Idaho's (CWI) Registered Nursing application must be within the past five years.

The recommended steps in completing the Kaplan Nursing Admissions Exam...

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

The top 58 scores, as determined using the published admission ranking criteria, will be accepted into the program. 

Please consider attending a Healthcare Information Session...

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 took MMBS 250 but not MMBS 111. Can I use MMBS 250 instead of 221 on my nursing application?

MMBS 250 can be taken instead of MMBS 111 to fulfill the microbiology requirement for the Nursing Application.  Students who complete MMBS 250 will need to fulfill the GEM 4 requirement with an additional course from the approved list.

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.

If I have completed my bachelor's degree and want to apply to the CWI AS in Professional Nursing Program, how do I find out what transferred to CWI so I can apply?

At CWI we do not automatically evaluate bachelor’s and/or master’s degrees. In order to find out what courses transferred to CWI, you need to submit a completed Bachelor’s Degree Transfer...

If I pass a nursing PLA test will I automatically be accepted in the Professional Nursing Program?

Successful passing of any nursing prior learning assessment test does not ensure admission to the Professional Nursing Program. Students interested in the Professional Nursing Program will need to apply for possible admission.

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 limit of how many times I may attempt the Kaplan Nursing admission exam?

A student is only allowed two attempts of the Kaplan Nursing exam each year between the beginning of January and end of November. 

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...

It has been 15+ years since I was in college. Will everything transfer?

Starting in Fall 2018 (Spring 2018 application), Math, Anatomy and Physiology 1 & 2, and Microbiology must all be taken within the last 7 years of the time you apply.  Please see the information on demonstrating competency for courses that are older than 7 years.

Many courses...