Kicking Off Your Nursing Career

As you begin your journey as a student nurse in our ASN program, you will learn to become an independent, critical thinker and develop a passion for lifelong learning.  

While you work in healthcare settings and meet the needs of socially, culturally, and economically diverse individuals, you will learn team collaboration and conflict resolution. Because nurses touch the lives of individuals across their lifespan, you will gain clinical knowledge, skills, and abilities in acute care, critical care, obstetrics, and emergency nursing. Classroom, skills, and simulation laboratories, as well as clinical experiences in local facilities, help us to facilitate student learning. 

Progression in the nursing program may be terminated if the student has falsified information submitted on the application for admission to the University and/or the UWA Division of Nursing. Dismissal for misconduct will be handled according to the Code of Student Conduct as outlined in the UWA Student Handbook and the Progression Policy of the UWA DON Student Handbook. 

Resources for Current Students

Reinstatement Information

In order to be reinstated to the ASN program at the UWA Division of Nursing, students must complete an online Reinstatement Request Form.  This form must be received within 60 days from the withdrawal/failure date.  All other reinstatement requirements may be found in the UWA Division of Nursing Student Handbook by following the link above. Progression, reinstatement, and readmission requirements are outlined in the Division of Nursing Student Handbook. Questions about progression, reinstatement or readmission should be discussed with your faculty advisor.  

Graduation Information

Candidates for graduation in the associate in science in nursing degree program must have met the progression requirements of the UWA Division of Nursing and all UWA graduation requirements as outlined in the UWA Academic Catalog. In addition, a minimum of one academic year in residence and completion of 28 semester hours of credit in nursing must be earned at UWA. 

NCLEX-RN Registration 

When you are ready to register to take your NCLEX-RN exam, you should visit the NCSBN webpage.  Follow the two-step registration process at the top of the page.  You will first be asked to register with your state governing body, choose the state you plan to begin working in.  Next, you will be instructed to register to take the exam through Pearson VUE.  Start by creating an account and then sign-in to your account to schedule and pay for the exam. You will need the UWA Division of Nursing Program Code: US78407900.  Make sure you provide them with a valid email address, all correspondence from Pearson VUE will be via email. Good luck with your exam and be sure to let us know when you pass, we look forward to hearing from you.