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lpn to adn progression track


    Video: LPN to ADN Progression Track

    Program Number: 10-543-1
    School Year: 2019-2020
    Associate of Applied Science Degree
    Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend
    This program is eligible for financial aid
    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

    • $54,995

    Approximate Costs

    • $136.50 per credit (resident)
    • $204.75 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

    1. Visit the Admissions Page for details
    2. In addition to standard admissions, this program also has:
      1. Health Requirements   
      2. Criminal Background Check   


    Number Title Crs
    Clinical Admissions Requirements

    Petition Requirements (Currently accepted pre-core nursing students, go to myMPTC StudentMy Academics, Program Information, Program Forms, Nursing Petition Process)

    543-117 Nursing Bridge to ADN (This course is not counted as part of program credits) 2
    801-136 English Composition 1 3
    801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
    806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology 4
    806-179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 4
    809-188 Developmental Psychology 3
    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 Office 1
    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
    890-101 **College 101 2
    Total                                                                                       19
    19 escrow credits will be granted after successful completion of 543-109, 543-110, 543-111, 543-112 19
    Semester 2
    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
    809-1xx Social Science Course 3
    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.