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Program(s) Available: Pre-professional

Do you love helping others? Are you focused on improving the health and wellbeing of patients? As a nurse, you'll get the chance to leave a positive mark on someone's life. If you are a compassionate individual, a pre-nursing major may be right for you.

Why Study Pre-Nursing at Northwest

The course selection for pre-nursing students is flexible and designed to fulfill the requirements of institutions that Northwest students plan on applying to after graduation.

There are many avenues available to pursue a career in nursing. For our pre-nursing program, students are typically at Northwest for two years, completing general education and prerequisite courses for nursing school. Then, students transfer and complete the last two years of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at the institution of their choice. Northwest students have found great success both at Northwest and nursing school!

*Enrollment is not open to students on F-1 Visas for the pre-professional program.

Registered Nurse to Bachelor of Science in Nursing Online (RN to BSN)

If you are already a registered nurse (RN) and are interested in completing a BSN, Northwest's RN-BSN program might be a great fit for you.

View RN-BSN Program

Profession-Based Experiences

Northwest faculty have many partnerships with neighboring organizations and communities. These connections help prepare students for opportunities like:

  • job shadowing at Mosaic Medical Center in Maryville or St. Joseph, Missouri
  • working as a certified nursing assistant or aid at one of six nursing homes
  • working at assisted living facilities
  • enrolling in emergency management training at Northwest
Profession-Based Experiences

Martindale Hall Renovation

Martindale Hall, the home of Northwest's School of Health Science and Wellness will have seven new lab spaces through the new renovation, including a Sport Science lab and Recreation and Abilities lab.

Martindale Hall Renovation
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