Nursing - Associate Degree With a Practical Nursing Exit Point
Program Number: 10-543-1
School Year: 2015-2016
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus*: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend
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. Petition selection is 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 Median Salary for Recent Graduates
- $128.40 per credit (resident)
- $192.60 per credit (out-of-state resident)
- *Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
- 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.
- 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.
- Entry level; after passing National Council Licensure Exam
- Staff Nurse
- Primary Nurse
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.
- 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.
- Attend a program orientation with your advisor.
- 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.
The information below is provided as a federal requirement in an effort to help students make informed educational decisions. Specifically, Gainful Employment aims to provide information related to future potential debt burden in comparison to the expected earnings in a chosen program or field.
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
|103-159||**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office||1|
|543-104||Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Practice||2|
|801-136||English Composition 1||3|
|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|
|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|
|809-198||Introduction to Psychology||3|
|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|
|Required Elective Credits||4|
|Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements||72|
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.
** 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.
- Nursing - Associate Degree With a Practical Nursing Exit Point, 2015-2016
- Nursing - Associate Degree With a Practical Nursing Exit Point, 2014-2015
- Nursing - Associate Degree With a Practical Nursing Exit Point, 2013-2014
Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.
*Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.
Practical Nursing Exit must complete all courses in Terms 1 and 2 including Institutional Requirements.
For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.