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Nursing (Professional) - PTE RN Program
We are NWCCC accredited through the college partnership with the College of Southern Idaho. During Fall 2010, the Idaho Board of Nursing (BON) completed a site visit for continuing approval of the AS in Nursing Program. The program was granted full approval for 4 years (next visit Dec. 2014) by the Idaho BON. Also during the 2010 visit, the AS Nursing faculty developed and submitted a Candidacy Presentation for NLNAC Accreditation with Candidacy status granted in April 2011. The national accreditation site visit will occur in 2012.
Also see our nursing accreditation page for more details.
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, pay the $25.00 Application Fee and submit your official transcripts directly from each college/university to One Stop Student Services, MS 1000, P.O. Box 3010, Nampa, ID 83653. CWI will then evaluate your transcripts and send you a Transcript Evaluation Report by mail. The Transcript Evaluation Report your key to knowing which courses transferred to CWI!
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 and Physiology, Chemistry, and Microbiology are all helpful, along with Psychology, Math, and English skills.
At the very least, you will need a "C" or better in every course, and a "Pass" in every clinical/lab experience to progress to the next semester.
The Associate of Science in Nursing Program is 4 sequential semesters (fall & spring only) or 2 academic years, starting every fall semester.
What if I am almost done with my pre and co-requisites, I have submitted my application, and I am waiting to find out if I have been accepted?
Until you are accepted into a Healthcare Program at CWI, you may declare your major as Biology Healthcare. All the AS in Nursing pre and co-requisites are included within the Biology Healthcare Emphasis Associate of Science Degree. It is in your best interest to keep working towards completing an AS in Biology Healthcare while you are waiting to find out if you have been accepted into your desired healthcare program. If you are not accepted into the AS Nursing Program, you can still graduate with an AS in Biology Healthcare degree and transfer to any four-year college with your first two years completed!
Caring for ill family members is considered as experience but must be documented on a Healthcare Verification Form with the signature of the attending physician and/or nurse.
All types of health care experiences are encouraged, with an emphasis on direct patient care. If you are not sure whether or not your healthcare experience will fulfill this requirement, it may be worth your while to submit the completed Healthcare Verification Form, with your application, which will allow evaluators to either allow 1 point for the experience or not.
(Please see the Associate of Science in Nursing Grid for further details) Math 123 or 143 or higher GE Math Course, Chemistry 101 or one-year High School Chemistry, Documentation of computer literacy by a satisfactory score on Computer Skills Assessment (CSA) or CISA 101 Computer Literacy Skill Development- (see p. 52 of 2011-2012 CWI Catalog).
We accept AS in Nursing applications once a year (January thru March). We accept LPN to AS in Nursing Bridge applications once a year (August thru October).
Clinical experience sites are arranged through a series of coordinated efforts with other facilities and schools throughout the Treasure Valley. Clinical sites are not selected by students, although there are options for students to select the sections (days and times) for most clinical courses.
The AS in Nursing Application was updated to make the process easier for the applicants. The essays were never scored so they were eliminated. There is a section on the application which is solely for students who apply to our program after withdrawing from another nursing program. Because this is a competitive program, we reserve the right to know why applicants choose not to finish a nursing program they were previously accepted and enrolled in.
The nursing program will write letters of recommendation and post job openings. Additionally numerous resources are available to assist you in your job search and resume writing through the Career & College Transfer Center.
Dental Assisting - PTE Program
The Dental Assisting curriculum is demanding but achievable for students who have made arrangements and are organized. Students should not attempt to work during the week. Working students often have a hard time keeping grades up. “A” students become “B” students, “B” students become “C” students, etc. Students must allow 3-4 hours per day for outside study, reading and homework. Attendance is required with penalties for excessive absences and make-up time required for clinical absences. Students with childcare responsibilities need to have reliable care arranged with alternate care for the emergency situations.
Students are required to recruit their own patients. Students will need four adult x-ray patients, people with whom to practice teaching oral hygiene, and patients to place sealants and perform coronal polish on. No charge is made to the volunteer patients, and it is the student’s responsibility to find them.
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