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nursing - associate degree with a practical nursing exit point


    Video: Nursing - Associate Degree With a Practical Nursing Exit Point

    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 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

    • $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 National Council Licensure Exam
    • Staff Nurse
    • Primary Nurse

    Career Pathways

    Career Pathways offer a guide to help you achieve your education and employment goals. With short-term education options based on stackable credits, Career Pathways allow you to build upon your education goals as you plan your career advancement. At each step of the way, your classes will stack to more advanced certificates and diplomas, earning industry recognized credentials that provide you potentially new employment opportunities.

    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.

    Gainful Employment

    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.

    Gainful Employment Data

    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)


    Semester 1
    103-159**Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office1
    543-101Nursing Fundamentals2
    543-102Nursing Skills3
    543-103Nursing Pharmacology2
    543-104Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Practice2
    801-136English Composition 13
    809-188Developmental Psychology3
    890-101**College 1012
    Semester 2
    543-105Nursing: Health Alterations3
    543-106Nursing: Health Promotion3
    543-107Nursing: Clinical Care Across the Lifespan2
    543-108Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Care Management2
    801-196Oral and Interpersonal Communication3
    Semester 3
    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
    Semester 4
    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 Program Credits and Institutional Requirements68

    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.

    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 including Institutional Requirements.

    Moraine Park Technical College Nursing Program Results

    2017 NCLEX Pass Rates

    First Time Candidates: 93

    Number Passing: 87

    Passing Mean: 93%

    National Passing Mean: 85%

    Nursing - Associate Degree with a Practical Nursing Exit Point 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 found at College annually conducts a survey with graduates six months after they graduate to better understand their employment status and satisfaction with their Moraine Park education. The data from the survey is compiled into the Graduate Follow-Up Report, which is solely based on confidential surveys completed by Moraine Park graduates.

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