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A Pre-Professional Program

Why Study Pre-Nursing?

Northwest offers a pre-nursing program to students in preparation for them to transfer to the completion school of their choice as they work toward a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. The course selection for pre-nursing students is flexible and can meet the needs of all institutions the student plans to apply to for completion. 

Typically, students are at Northwest for two years completing general education courses and pre-requisite courses for nursing school. Then, they transfer and complete the last two years of the traditional nursing track at the institution of their choice. Northwest students have found great success both at Northwest and their completion school. 

Profession-based Experiences

Partnerships faculty have with organizations in the city of Maryville and surrounding communities offer students hands-on experiences that prepare them for successful careers such as:

  • job shadowing at SSM Health Hospital
  • working as a certified nursing assistant or aid at one of six nursing homes
  • working at assisted living facilities
  • shadowing nurses at Mosiac Life Care in St. Joseph, Missouri
  • enrolling in emergency management training at Northwest

Center for Innvoation

With more than 26 labs in the Garrett-Strong Science Building and $3 million invested in state-of-the-art equipment in the Dean L. Hubbard Center for Innovation, students get multiple hands-on experiences to ensure they are prepared for nursing school.

The Northwest Difference

The Northwest Difference

Founded in 1905, Northwest is a traditional campus with more than 7,200 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in the middle of everywhere, Maryville is two hours from Omaha, Nebraska and Kansas City, Missouri and 2 ½ hours from Des Moines, Iowa.

Textbooks and Laptops Included

Save more than $7,200 over four years through our textbooks and laptop program.

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$22 Million money for you

Nearly $22 Million in scholarships and grants awarded annually.

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Career Ready. Day One.

Students organizations, internships and profession-based learning experiences ensure students are Career Ready, Day One.

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Graduation Rate: 90th percentile

Graduation Rate: 90th percentile of Northwest's national peer group.