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After completing admissions, students are provisionally accepted to the Nursing Program.  That means students start in “pre-core” status where they take general education classes and complete other requirements.  (MPTC does review and accept transfer credits from other colleges that may meet certain petition criteria.)  Once specific courses, grades and other requirements are met, a “pre-core” student is eligible to petition to start core courses.

Nursing Petition Process

Moraine Park Technical College and the Nursing Program use a petition process to move students into core nursing courses.  Students interested in completing either the Associate Degree Nursing or LPN to ADN Bridge programs must start by applying for admission to the College.  Qualified applicants will be admitted as pre-core students.  Pre-core students who are then ready to begin the core (543-1xx) nursing courses inform the Nursing Program of this through a process known as petitioning.*  Please read the Frequently Asked Questions for important details about the Nursing Petition Process.

*Admission and petition requirements are subject to change.  Please review the current requirements prior to submitting your application for admission or Nursing Petition Form.

Please note that submitting a petition form does NOT guarantee a spot in the core program.  This is a competitive process.  It provides an equal opportunity for eligible students to declare they are ready to transition to core coursework.

Nursing Petition Form

Associate Degree Nursing Program

Moraine Park’s Nursing—Associate Degree with a Practical Nursing Exit Point program prepares graduates for careers as licensed practical nurses (LPN) or registered nurses (RN) through hands-on classroom instruction, laboratory practice and clinical nursing experiences.

The MPTC Nursing program is designed so students can complete the first two semesters, take the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination, and seek employment as LPNs. If they wish, students can also complete the full four semesters, earn an associate degree in Nursing (ADN), take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses and apply for employment as RNs.

In order to petition, students must meet the following requirements: 

  • HESI A2 Entrance Exam (Verbal, Math, and Anatomy & Physiology) – Cumulative score 74 or better
  • General A&P B or better
  • Advanced A&P B or better or in progress*
  • Microbiology C or better or in progress*
  • GPA 2.5 or better
  • CNA course completed or in progress*

Please see the Nursing Program Petition Scoring Rubric for additional information.

  • First round petition for fall will be March 4-8.
  • Second round petition for fall (if enrollment not filled) will be during the first week of May.
  • First round petition for spring will be the second week of September.
  • Second round petition for spring (if enrollment not filled) will be the first week of November.

Petition Forms will be accepted during the designated petition dates only. Please consult with your Academic Advisor about core start options.

LPN to ADN Bridge Program

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN) Bridge Program at Moraine Park is designed for individuals currently working as LPNs who want to become Registered Nurses (RN).

The Bridge program combines prior nursing experience with hands-on learning to prepare students to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses.

Petition selection for the LPN to ADN Bridge program core nursing classes requires 1000 hours of LPN work experience in a structured clinical agency. Students need to complete their portion of the Employment Verification Request Form – LPN to ADN Bridge Track Program and then forward the form to their present and/or past employer(s). Employer will need to complete and submit the form via email directly to the Moraine Park Technical College Nursing Program.

In order to petition, students must meet the requirements outlined below:

  • HESI LPN to ADN Entrance Exam score of 800 or higher
  • General A&P B or better
  • Advanced A&P B or better
  • Microbiology C or better
  • GPA 2.5 or better
  • Unencumbered WI LPN license
  • 1000 hours of LPN work experience in a structured clinical agency

Please see the LPN to ADN Bridge Track Program Petition Scoring Rubric for additional information.

  • First round petition for fall will be March 4-8.
  • Second round petition for fall (if enrollment not filled) will be during the first week of May.
  • First round petition for spring will be the second week of September.
  • Second round petition for spring (if enrollment not filled) will be the first week of November.

Petition Forms will be accepted during the designated petition dates only. Please consult with your Academic Advisor about core start options.