Starting Term Application Deadlines
January 2019
Priority Deadline: May 1 
Standard Deadline: Aug. 1

Prospective students may apply anytime and are accepted from deadlines throughout the year. Early application is encouraged so the student's transcripts can be evaluated. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt and students will be notified of their acceptance by letter or phone.

This program offers an accelerated format for those possessing a degree in a non-nursing field and meeting prerequisites. Any associate, bachelor, or higher degree is acceptable. Students maintain a full-time status for 15 months - the last six weeks of which are spent in a one-on-one preceptorship.

Arts & Sciences Requirements

Before enrolling in the ACE Program, students must have completed the following courses, totaling 39-63 credit hours.

These courses may be completed at NMC prior to matriculation or transferred from regionally accredited institutions. The College Registrar will evaluate previous transcripts.

Prerequisite Courses
Applies to those with a bachelor's degree or an associate degree
COM 101 English Composition BIO 280* Microbiology with Lab
HUM 210 Introduction to Ethics PSY 101* Introduction to Psychology
CHE 100* College Chemistry with Lab PSY 215* Lifespan Psychology
SCI 116 Medical Terminology SSC 235 Introduction to Sociology or 
The Sociology of Culture
BIO 225* Human Anatomy & Physiology I with Lab MAT 360* Introduction to Statistics
BIO 226* Human Anatomy & Physiology II with Lab SSC 370 Principles of Research
BIO 240* Principles & Concepts of Nutrition

*Denotes a new course prefix that will be officially implemented in the 2018-19 College Course Catalog, which will be released at the beginning of the fall 2018 term. Until then, you may see this course with its former prefix in other parts of this website.

Additional Prerequisite Courses
If you currently have a bachelor's degree
HUM ____  Free Electives in an Arts & Science Division (at least nine credit hours)


Additional Prerequisite Courses 
If you currently have an associate degree
HUM 150 World of Ideas: Critical Reasoning and Rhetoric HUM 270* World of Ideas: Humanities Elective
HUM 220* World of Ideas: Humanities Elective SSC 235** The Sociology of Culture
HUM 255 World of Ideas: Historical Perspectives

*At least one of the two humanities elective courses must be in the Arts or Human Connection distribution area.
** Replaces SSC235 (3) - Introduction to Sociology requirement.

As a reminder, you do not need to have your prerequisites completed prior to the application deadline.

If you are accepted into the program, it is contingent upon successful completion (C- or better) of the remaining prerequisites and conferred degree the December prior to program start.


For More Information Contact:

HeartdoveNMC Admissions
(402) 354-7200