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    lpn to adn progression track


      Video: LPN to ADN Progression Track

      Program Number: 10-543-1
      School Year: 2018-2019
      Associate of Applied Science Degree
      Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend
      Full-Time Enrollment Only

      Program Description

      The LPN to ADN Progression Track is designed for individuals who are currently Wisconsin Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and want to become Registered Nurses (RN). The coursework builds upon prior learning.

      Advanced standing credit may be awarded for knowledge and skills gained through occupational experiences, prior learning and other advanced placement subject exams. To ensure that students have the academic foundation for higher-level coursework, 19 escrow credits are granted after successful completion of 543-109, 543-110, 543-111 and 543-112. These escrow credits then fulfill the core course requirements for the first year of the Moraine Park Associate Degree Nursing program.

      Program graduates are eligible to write the National Council Licensure Examination for registered nurses.

      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).

      Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

      • $53,362

      Approximate Costs

      • $134.20 per credit (resident)
      • $201.30 per credit (out-of-state resident)
      • Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.
      • Please refer to the MPTC Student Handbook for additional enrollment fee information.

      Program Outcomes

      • 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 NCLEX-RN)
      • Staff Nurse
      • Primary Nurse

      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.   
      • Health Requirements need to be met and a Criminal Background Check is required.   

      Please visit the Admissions page for general information.


      Clinical Admissions Requirements
      Petition Requirements (Currently accepted pre-core nursing students, go to myMPTC Student tab for specifics.)
      543-117Nursing Bridge to ADN (This course is not counted as part of program credits)2
      801-136English Composition 13
      801-196Oral and Interpersonal Communication3
      806-177General Anatomy and Physiology4
      806-179Advanced Anatomy and Physiology4
      809-188Developmental Psychology3
      Current WI Licensed Practical Nurse; employment as an LPN for a minimum of 2,080 hours in the last 2 years (within a structured clinical agency; no private duty).
      Total                                                                                      17
      Semester 1
      103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
      543-109Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 13
      543-110Nursing: Mental Health and Community Concepts2
      543-111Nursing: Intermediate Clinical Practice3
      543-112Nursing Advanced Skills1
      809-198Introduction to Psychology3
      890-101**College 1012
      Total                                                                                      19
      19 escrow credits will be granted after successful completion of 543-109, 543-110, 543-111, 543-11219
      Semester 2
      543-113Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 23
      543-114Nursing: Management and Professional Concepts2
      543-115Nursing: Advanced Clinical Practice3
      543-116Nursing Clinical Transition2
      809-1xxSocial Science Course3
      Total                                                                                       13
      Total Program Credits and Institutional Requirements                                                                      68

      Institutional Requirements

      ** The credits for 103-159 Computer Literacy-Microsoft Office and 890-101 College 101 are Institutional Requirements for graduation.

      Program Guide

      For additional information on program curriculum, prerequisites and general education course options, please contact your advisor.

      Transfer Opportunities

      Check out the Credit Transfers page for more information.

      Additional Information

      *Enrollment may limit the campus availability or delivery of certain courses.

      Clinical evaluations are the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.

      For co-curricular activities and opportunities related to this program/certificate, click here.