RN to BSN application instructions

Step 1
If you have never applied to Northwestern College before, please apply for admission. If you completed a degree or any classes at Northwestern in the past, simply re-enrollApplicants to Northwestern's online RN to BSN completion option must be residents of Iowa, Minnesota*, South Dakota or Nebraska.

Step 2
Send your official transcripts from previous institutions to:

Northwestern College
Office of Admissions
101 7th Street SW
Orange City, Iowa 51041

A minimum GPA of 2.7 is expected.

Step 3
Once you have received your acceptance to the RN to BSN completion program you will be asked to deposit $300 to secure your place in the cohort. The deposit will be applied toward software and assessments necessary in the program. You will be asked to provide proof of immunizations and professional liability insurance. You will be registered for classes and provided login information that will enable you to access your online classes, your college email, and MyNWC.

Step 4
Tuition is due prior to each semester you take classes.  It is recommended that you complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), found online at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  Northwestern’s ID number for financial aid is 001883.

Or call (800) 747-4757 and we would be happy to assist you.

*Northwestern College of Iowa is registered as a private institution with the Minnesota Office of Higher Education pursuant to sections 136A.61 to 136A.71.  Registration is not an endorsement of the institution.  Credits earned at the institution may not transfer to all other institutions.

Northwestern College’s BSN program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE) and approved by the Iowa Board of Nursing.