Nursing (Professional) - RN Program FAQs

How do I get more information about applying to the health programs at CWI?

One of the best places to obtain all kinds of great information about health programs at CWI is to attend a bi-monthly Healthcare Information Session (Ada & Canyon County Campuses)! It is a great venue for gathering tips and strategies on how to become the most competitive...

How many students are accepted each year into the Associate of Nursing program?

The top 40 scores, as determined using the published admission ranking criteria, will be accepted into the program. 

Please consider attending a Healthcare Information Session at least one year prior to application.  They are offered twice a month (Ada...

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.