Career Change to Nursing

Nursing is a highly rewarding career. As a nurse some of your duties will include, providing and coordinating patient care, administering medications and treatments, assessing patient condition, providing emotional support to patients and families, and performing diagnostic tests. If this is where your passion lies, it is never too late to get started.


If you’re exploring a career change to nursing, you are the kind of person that is caring, compassionate, and dedicated to helping others. UNW is here to help you meet your goals.

Making the change to a nursing career may be easier than you think. If you already have a bachelor’s degree in any field, you can leverage that education into the Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program to complete your nursing education.

How do I enroll in the Post-Baccalaureate Nursing Degree Program?

  1. Apply and submit all collegiate transcripts to Northwestern. Be accepted to Northwestern.
  2. During the admission process to Northwestern, a credit evaluation will be completed to determine which of the student’s previous courses will be accepted by UNW. This evaluation will also determine if any core curriculum and/or prerequisite courses are still required. If accepted into the nursing program, all prerequisite courses must be completed prior to the start of the program.  A student may complete 10-14 credits of core curriculum courses during Terms 1-3 of the nursing program.
  3. Successfully complete (with a C or higher) all prerequisite courses.
  4. Achieve a cumulative GPA of at least 2.75 (4.00 scale) based upon credits earned from other colleges and universities.
  5. Admissions will send information to qualifying students on how to apply to the Nursing Program.
  6. Obtain a satisfactory score (minimum of 65%) on the TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) entrance exam (begin with creating an account).
  7. Complete satisfactory personal interview with a member of the Nursing Admission and Progression Committee.
  8. Upload an Intent to Enroll form as written acknowledgement of acceptance.

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No Waitlist

UNW has no waitlist! To get an excellent RN education, you don’t need to sit on a waitlist for a year or more. You can start pursuing your dream right now.


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