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Nursing Program – Associate Degree with a Practical Nursing Exit Point

Associate of Applied Science│2 Years│68 Credits│Fond du Lac, Beaver Dam, West Bend│Eligible for Financial Aid

WI Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $59,899

Pursue your passion for helping people and health care—become an LPN or RN with an associate degree in Nursing from Moraine Park Technical College.  

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. 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.

What You’ll Learn

Moraine Park’s Nursing program prepares students for entry-level careers in the health care industry, giving you knowledge and skills to provide patient-centered care with integrity, use social, mathematical, physical sciences, pharmacology and pathophysiology in clinical decision making, use new technology to manage data and improve patient care, and more.

Program Outcomes

  • Integrate professional nursing identity reflecting integrity, responsibility, and nursing standards.
  • Communicate comprehensive information using multiple sources in nursing practice.
  • Integrate theoretical knowledge to support decision-making.
  • Integrate the nursing process into patient care across diverse populations.
  • Function as a healthcare team member to provide safe and effective care.

The Associate Degree Nursing program at Moraine Park Technical College at the Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, and West Bend campuses located in Beaver Dam, WI, Fond du Lac, WI, and West Bend, WI is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326


Wisconsin Board of Nursing

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Moraine Park Technical College Nursing Program Results 2022 NCLEX Pass Rates:

  • MPTC Pass Rate: 93%
  • National Pass Rate: 78%

Course Requirements

Course requirements are subject to change. Visit our catalog for up-to-date information.

Course Highlights

  • Advanced Anatomy and Physiology
  • Mental Health & Community Concepts
  • Nursing Management & Professional Concepts
  • More

Entry-level career opportunities after passing the National Council Licensure Exam:

  • Staff Nurse
  • Primary Nurse
  • Specialized Nursing

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates: $59,899

Moraine Park’s admissions starts with the online application. The admissions steps and financial aid process can take 4-5 weeks for some programs, so plan ahead.

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This program also requires:

  • Health Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check

Petition Process Details: Students are provisionally accepted to the Nursing Program in “pre-core” status. When program ready, students go through the petition process.

If you have any questions or need help with the process, please contact us at  admissions@morainepark.edu OR 920-924-3200, TTY/VP:Use Relay VRS.

Tuition Costs

The cost of your degree depends on a number of factors such as total credits required, textbooks and the financial aid you receive. Some programs have additional costs such as uniforms, technology and equipment.

Please refer to the Tuition & Fee Information for enrollment fee information.

Additional Program Costs

Students must purchase supplies to include scrubs, stethoscope, name badge, and other supplies upon entrance into the core of the program. Students must also have an iPad or laptop (not a Chromebook) with minimum system requirements. Pre-core students do not incur these costs up front. Students will work with their advisor for details. Other costs include books, resources, and software. New, used, and rental books may be an option. Some items must be purchased new. Approximate costs are listed below and may change.


  • MPTC scrubs – $52
  • MTPC name tag – $15
  • Stethoscope – $60+
  • Watch, bandage scissors, pen light, etc. – $40+


  • ExamSoft – $51/semester
  • HESI – $250/semester
  • Books (used across all courses in the curriculum)
    • Semester 1 – $1150
    • Semester 2 – $300
    • Semester 3 – no new materials to purchase
    • Semester 4 – $140

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Your estimated cost for your selected credit load is: $

Cost breakdown:

Tuition: $
Supplemental Fee: $
Material Fee: $

Books and required tools, supplies, or attire are additional.

Cost of Attendance

Cost of attendance (sometimes referred to as the “sticker price”) is the maximum amount of money it costs to attend college for one year and is used to determine your financial aid offering.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

State Licensure Disclosure:
Moraine Park’s Nursing program prepares students to obtain the educational requirements for licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. No determination has been made if the curriculum matches the educational requirements for preparation, examinations, or licensure for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation.

Licensing Organization:
Wisconsin State Board of Nursing

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.

Practical Nursing Exit must complete all courses in Semesters 1 and 2.

Job Placement Rate:
This is the number of students that gain employment in the Nursing – Associate Degree with a Practical Nursing Exit Point program within six months of graduation as published in the Graduation Follow-up Report. The College annually conducts a survey with graduates six months after they graduate.

Program Opportunities:
Aggregated Data for Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend

1. Graduates’ Success on the National Council of Licensure Exam for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN):

Expected level of achievement:

80% of first time test takes will pass on first attempt. Performance of ADN graduates will be at or above the national average on NCLEX 1st attempt.

Results: Aggregated program NCLEX-RN pass rate:

  • 2019: 98%
  • 2018: 99%
  • 2017: 93.6%
  • 2016: 88.3%
  • 2015: 96.97%

2. Program Completion:

Expected level of achievement:

60% or more of ADN students will complete the nursing program within 150% of program length.

Results: (academic year, July 1 through June 30)

  • 2019: 73%
  • 2018: 74%
  • 2017: 78.2%
  • 2016: 72.2%

3. Job Placement:

Expected level of achievement:

90% of graduates responding to survey will report employment within one year of graduation..

Results: Employment rates (academic year, July 1 through June 30)

  • 2018/2019: 100%
  • 2017/2018: 94%
  • 2016/2017: 93%
  • 2015/2016: 90%
  • This program requires all students to train at off-site agencies – external to the College. As such, students must remain compliant with both the criminal background and healthcare requirements. Falling out of compliance may prevent students from progressing in or result in administrative removal from the program.
  • Health requirements are subject to change based on external agency requirements.
  • A full list of health requirements for this program is available from your academic advisor or by contacting the Student Health Record Representative at drhoads1@morainepark.edu.

Nursing Student Voices

"I loved all of my nursing instructors. They were super personable and I could come to them about anything. I liked the smaller class size." - Cassandra Fink

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