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Nursing (Professional) - RN Program

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

BIOL 250 can be taken instead of BIOL 221 to fulfill the Nursing microbiology requirement, however if you complete BIOL 250 you will need to fulfill the GEM 4 requirement with an additional course from the approved list.


If I have completed my bachelor's degree and want to apply to the CWI AS in 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...

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

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 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 nursing program accredited?

On Tuesday (Aug. 6, 2013), the College of Western Idaho (CWI) Nursing program announced it has been approved for initial accreditation with the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), formerly the National League for Nursing Accreditation (NLNAC). The ACEN Board of...

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

Many courses from accredited programs/colleges will transfer. In order to be sure of the transferring coursework, you will want to apply to CWI online and submit your official transcripts directly from each college/university to One Stop Student Services, MS 1000, P.O....

It has been years since I completed most of my college courses - what specific courses would you suggest I take?

If you are uncertain of course materials, you can choose to take any or all prerequisites over. Anatomy & Physiology and Microbiology are all helpful along with Psychology, Math, and English skills.

My Biology Healthcare Program Evaluation already has a math course listed under the math requirements section. I want to use a different math course for my nursing application. Can I do that?

You can use any GEM 3 course (Math 123, 130, 143, 147, 153, 160 or 170) that you have completed with a 'C' or higher as long as it is listed on your Biology Healthcare Program Evaluation.  Circle the course (below) on the application and highlight the actual course on your enclosed...