Navajo Technical University

Registered Nurse


Application Deadline

Applications for the NTU RN Program will be Due March 20, 2026 with a start date of Fall 2026.

The Navajo Technical University (NTU) Registered Nurse (RN) Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Program has gained much interest from students who are eager to enter the profession of nursing. The application process for admission to the program is separate from the overall NTU admission process. Please note, you will need to apply to Navajo Technical University and you will also need to apply to the Registered Nurse Program during the next application cycle in March of 2026. All prerequisites and eligibility criteria must be met before you apply for the program. Due to faculty shortage, we must keep our class size at 10-15 students per cohort. 15 students will begin the first RN program offering in Fall of 2024 so, program slots are very limited. Please ensure you maintain the highest GPA especially in math and science courses. To be prepared for the courses, we recommend math and sciences course be taken within the last 8 years.

Eligibilty Criteria

Eligibility Requirements: To be eligible for admission to the NTU RN program, students must have completed the following prerequisite courses:

  • ENGL 1110 Composition I
  • MATH 1220 College Algebra
  • CHEM 1120C or BIO 2110C Introduction to General Chemistry & Lab or Principles of Biology
  • BCIS 1115 Introduction to Computers
  • PSYC 1110 Introduction to Psychology
  • SCC 100 College Success Skills
  • BIOL 1310C Intro to Human Anatomy & Physiology I

To better prepare for the nursing program and to lighten your credit load when engaged in the core RN courses, we strongly recommend students take Pathophysiology I and Pathophysiology II prior to starting the nursing core courses. (NRS239 and NRS240)

The Associate of Applied Science -Registered Nurse Checklist is available at the NTU Registrars Office or the Registered Nursing Program Office. Please ensure you are using the correct checklist when completing all prerequisite courses.

Join Us: Embark on a rewarding journey towards a fulfilling career in nursing at Navajo Technical University. Join us as we prepare the next generation of healthcare leaders to make a positive impact on the health and well-being of our communities.

For more information about the RN program or the application process, please contact our admissions office at We look forward to welcoming you to the NTU family!

Contact Person

Michelle Kahn-John, Nursing Program Director, On leave of Absence 2022-2024.

Chris Young, Interim Nursing Program Director

Geraldine Slim, Administrative Assistant/RN Program Advisor

For additional information, please contact the RN Program Email at

78 Credit Associate of Applied Science Degree Program- Registered Nurse. See admission or RN Program staff for pre-requisites and course checklist.