The AS Nursing Program values are consistent with the mission statement of College of Western Idaho which seeks to deliver quality education in appealing educational settings that promote the success of students and the meeting of the needs of the regional workforce. This program prepares students to become licensed to practice nursing by equipping them with a combination of laboratory instruction, theory and clinical experience in the area’s healthcare services. It has the approval of the Idaho State Board of Nursing. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates become eligible to sit for the NCLEX-RN and upon passing this exam, they get licensed to practice nursing as registered nurses RN.
About the school
College of Western Idaho (CWI) is a community college established in 2007 in Southwest Idaho with its main campus site in Boise and Nampa. CWI also deliver classes at various community locations all over the Treasure Valley. More than 60 academic transfer and professional-technical programs leading to an Associate of Applied Science degrees, Associate of Science or Arts degree, and certificates are being offered at CWI. It also offers basic skills education to help promote skills, learn English, prepare for the GED as well as fast-track career training for working professionals or people seeking to enter the workforce and dual credit for high school students. CWI is one out of the only three comprehensive community colleges in Idaho, along with North Idaho College and College of Southern Idaho.
Total tuition cost for the program is around $6,300 for residents and $8,600 for non-residents.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
Pointer #1: HEALTHCARE INFORMATION SESSIONS
Attend a Healthcare Information Session! They are offered twice a month!! The schedule is conveniently located on the main CWI Nursing Page (under “Resources” on the left-hand side of the page). This is a great venue for getting answers to your questions and finding out what CWI has to offer in regards to our fantastic health programs!
Pointer #2: TRANSFER CREDITS
After transfer credits are evaluated, you will receive by mail, a Transcript Evaluation Report (TRER). It is recommended that you carefully examine your TRER to ensure that CWI has received and evaluated all of your transfer credits. Prior to submitting your AS in Nursing Application, it is strongly suggested that you run a NURS.AS Program Evaluation (MyCWI account) to see exactly which courses are complete and which courses are still needed to submit a competitive application.
If you are transferring to CWI with a Bachelor Degree and/or Master’s Degree, you must complete a Bachelor’s Degree Evaluation Request Form with any prerequisite and co requisite courses if you expect to receive transfer credit towards the AS Degree. Submit the completed form to the One Stop Student Services Office. Please allow up to two weeks for processing. This form will generate a Transcript Evaluation Report (TRER) to be sent to you via mail. If this step is not completed, and your AS in Nursing application is processed, it will appear as if you do not have any transfer credits in your records.
Pointer #3: TEST OF ESSENTIAL ACADEMIC SKILLS (TEAS)
Complete the Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS). Completion of the TEAS is required. The cost will be determined by the company (ATI) and the CWI testing center. Exam study guides and information can be found online at: www.atitesting.com. The TEAS can be taken as many times as the applicant desires prior to the submission of their application. The highest score can be used for ranking purposes on your application.
College of Western Idaho
Center for Health Professions
Po Box 7567, Mail Stop # 3000
Boise, Id 83707
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