Nursing - Associate Degree With a Practical Nursing Exit Point

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Program Number: 10-543-1
School Year: 2014-2015
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend

Program Description

The Nursing - Associate Degree With a Practical Nursing Exit Point program prepares graduates for careers as nurses (LPN and/or RN) in ambulatory care settings, acute care settings and long-term care organizations, as defined by the Wisconsin Nurse Practice Act. After successfully completing the first two semesters of the program, students are eligible to write the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination. At this point, students could job out and seek employment as LPNs or continue on in the remaining two semesters and prepare to write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses. Admissions windows are in spring and fall.

Students receive classroom instruction, laboratory practice and clinical nursing experiences. 

The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326 (phone 1-404-975-5000) and the Wisconsin Board of Nursing (phone 1-608-267-2357).

Helpful high school courses include chemistry, biology, mathematics, reading, writing and oral communication.

Statewide Salary Range for Recent Graduates

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$20,000 $80,000

Approximate Costs

  • $125.85 per credit (resident)
  • $188.80 per credit (out-of-state resident)
  • *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Program Outcomes

  • Practical Nursing (after first two semesters)
  • Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving identity as a nurse committed to caring, advocacy, and quality care while adhering to evidence-based practice.
  • Demonstrate appropriate written, verbal, and nonverbal communication in a variety of clinical contexts.
  • Integrate knowledge of social, mathematical and physical sciences, pharmacology, and disease processes while participating in clinical decision making.
  • Provide patient centered care under supervision by participating in the nursing process across diverse populations and health care settings.
  • Minimize risk of harm to patients, members of the health care team, and self through safe individual performance and participation in system effectiveness.
  • Collaborate as an active member of the multidisciplinary health care team to provide effective patient care throughout the lifespan.
  • Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error, and assist with decision-making.
  • Associate Degree Nursing (after completing all four semesters)
  • Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving professional identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring advocacy and quality care.
  • Demonstrate appropriate written, verbal, and nonverbal communication in a variety of clinical contexts.
  • Integrate social, mathematical, and physical sciences, pharmacology, and pathophysiology in clinical decision making.
  • Provide patient centered care by utilizing the nursing process across diverse populations and health care settings.
  • Minimize risk of harm to patients, members of the health care team and self through safe individual performance and participation in system effectiveness.
  • Lead the multidisciplinary health care team to provide effective patient care throughout the lifespan.
  • Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error, and support decision-making.

Career Opportunities

  • Entry level; after passing National Council Licensure Exam
  • Staff Nurse
  • Primary Nurse

Program Applications

Applications for admission to the Nursing - Associate Degree with a Practical Nursing Exit Point program will continue to be accepted until further notice. Please check our Application Deadlines for periodic updates.

Admission Process

  • Submit the college admission application.   
  • Submit the $30 one-time fee.   
  • Submit high school and other official college transcripts.   
  • Take the college assessment test (ACCUPLACER, ACT or other). The ACCUPLACER assessment can be taken at MPTC.   
  • Meet with Admissions to discuss order of courses and prerequisites (required for this program).   
  • Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.   
  • Check with Admissions if any additional steps are required.   

Please visit the Admissions page for general information.

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Clinical Admissions Requirements


  • Petition Requirements (Currently accepted pre-core nursing students, go to myMPTC Student tab for specifics.)
  • 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
  • 806-179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
  • 543-300 Nursing Assistant

Courses

Number Title Crs
Term 1
103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
543-101 Nursing Fundamentals 2
543-102 Nursing Skills 3
543-103 Nursing Pharmacology 2
543-104 Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Practice 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
809-188 Developmental Psychology 3
890-101 **College 101 2
Total 18
 
Term 2
543-105 Nursing: Health Alterations 3
543-106 Nursing: Health Promotion 3
543-107 Nursing: Clinical Care Across the Lifespan 2
543-108 Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Care Management 2
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
Total 13
 
Term 3
543-109 Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 1 3
543-110 Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts 2
543-111 Nursing: Intermediate Clinical Practice 3
543-112 Nursing: Advanced Skills 1
806-197 Microbiology 4
809-198 Introduction to Psychology 3
Total 16
 
Term 4
543-113 Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 2 3
543-114 Nursing: Management and Professional Concepts 2
543-115 Nursing: Advanced Clinical Practice 3
543-116 Nursing Clinical Transition 2
809-166 Introduction to Ethics: Theory and Application 3
Total 13
 
Required Elective Credits 4
Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements 72

Exit Assessment

An exit assessment is a graduation requirement for Practical Nursing Exit. Clinical evaluations are an exit assessment graduation requirement for the Associate Degree Nursing program.

Institutional Requirements

** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation. Consequently, they are not part of the program credit requirements.

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Transfer Opportunities

Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

Additional Information

Practical Nursing Exit must complete all courses in Terms 1 and 2 including Institutional Requirements.