This college’s ASN-RN program is a conventional two-year, requiring 23-25 credit hours of broad education courses, and 43 core program courses, as well as one optional nursing practice clinical practicum course. The school employs a points rating system to decide which students will get admission into the program as the number of applicants regularly surpasses the number of class slots available.
About the school
North Idaho College (NIC) is a community college established in 1933 as “Coeur d’Alene Junior College,” in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, United States. It started classes at City Hall before moving to the present campus in 1939 previously the location of old Fort Sherman (1878–1900), the name later changed to “North Idaho Junior College” before the present name in 1971.
It is sited at the north of Lake Coeur d’Alene and the east bank of the out-flowing Spokane River. North Idaho College offers Associate of Applied Science degree, Associate’s degrees, and transfer degrees.
Total program cost for in-state resident is around $25,000 and $35,000 for out-of-state residents.
Following are the minimum requirements for ADN-RN Nursing Program. Minimum admission standards include:
The Associate Degree Nursing program has a competitive entry process requiring specific prerequisite courses. See below for details regarding specific requirements. It is highly recommended that potential applicants meet with an advisor as they begin planning their pre-nursing coursework. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are eligible to apply for advanced placement. LPNs must meet the same admission criteria as other program applicants. Applicants desiring advanced placement should meet with the Nursing Program Advisor.
Notice To All Potential Associate Degree Nursing Program Students
Notice of Curriculum Revision
The Associate Degree Nursing Program of North Idaho College is planning for a curriculum revision. The new curriculum is being reviewed by accrediting agencies for final approval. The new curriculum is expected to begin with the class starting the Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) Program in August 2017.
The curriculum revision will not affect current students who started the ADN Program prior to the fall of 2017. Students currently enrolled in the ADN Program by the spring of 2017 will complete the nursing curriculum as it appears in the NIC Catalog for the year they started the Nursing Program.
In addition to the regular college admissions requirements, students applying for the Registered Nursing program need to complete a Nursing program application, which consists of:
- Application for admission to NIC (if not already complete). New and former students must complete the formal admissions process as listed for Degree Seeking (Matriculating) students.
- Associate Degree Nursing program application.
- Official high school and college transcripts.
- Results from the entrance exam (see application packet for information on scheduling the exam).
- Applicants who have attended any other nursing program must submit a recommendation from an instructor or administrator of that program.
Application forms may be obtained from the Admissions Office and on the NIC website two months prior to the application deadline.
Enrollment in the Nursing program is limited. Because of the number of applicants, completion of all admission requirements does not ensure acceptance into the program. Candidates for admission are selected from the pool of qualified applicants using a point-based process. Students with the highest point total will be accepted until the designated enrollment limit is reached. An alternate list will be developed using the same process.
Specific information on the selection process and point system are available two months prior to the application deadline and can be obtained from the NIC Admissions Office, (208) 769-3311, or from the Nursing (R.N.) homepage at www.nic.edu and clicking on Instructional Programs.
- The additional coursework required to meet the A.S. degree requirements that is not completed at the time of admission to the Nursing program, must be completed no later than the sequence identified in the nursing curriculum in order to meet prerequisites for nursing courses. All required courses must be completed by the end of the program.
- The Admissions Office will determine transferability of courses from other colleges.
- The Nursing Department will determine if previous nursing credits will be acceptable for transfer.
- Advanced placement is available for Licensed Practical Nurses. Applicants must meet the same criteria and deadlines as other program applicants. For further information, view the Nursing (RN) homepage by going to the college website at www.nic.edu and clicking on instructional programs or contact the NIC Division of Health Professions and Nursing at (208) 769-3329 for specific guidelines and further information.
- A criminal background check will be required upon acceptance into the nursing program. Violations which appear on the criminal background check may result in denied access to clinical sites and therefore inability to complete the program.
- Students with visible body art may be denied access to clinical sites, which could result in the inability to complete the program.
North Idaho College
Allied Health Division
1000 West Garden Ave.
Coeur D’Alene, Idaho 83814
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