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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: 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 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). https://www.acenursing.org/

    Helpful high school courses include chemistry, biology, mathematics, reading, writing and oral communication.

    Moraine Park Technical College Nursing Program Results

    2018 NCLEX Pass Rates

    Passing Mean: 99%

    National Passing Mean: 85%

    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 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.

    Nursing Program Outcomes

    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:

    • 2018 (Spring): 98%
    • 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)

    • 2018 (Spring): 69.4%
    • 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)

    • 2017/2018: in progress
    • 2016/2017: 93%
    • 2015/2016: 90%
    • 2014/2015: 98%

    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   
    3. Review the Petition Process

    Clinical Admissions Requirements

    • Petition Requirements (For Petition Requirements see myMPTC Student, My Academics, Program Information, Program Forms, Nursing Petition Process)
    • 806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)
    • 806-179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology (4 credits)


    Number Title Crs
    Semester 1
    103-159 **Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
    543-101 Nursing Fundamentals 2
    543-102 Nursing Skills 3
    543-103 Nursing Pharmacology 2
    543-104 Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Practice 2
    801-136 English Composition 1 3
    809-188 Developmental Psychology 3
    890-101 **College 101 2
    Total 18
    Semester 2
    543-105 Nursing: Health Alterations 3
    543-106 Nursing: Health Promotion 3
    543-107 Nursing: Clinical Care Across the Lifespan 2
    543-108 Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Care Management 2
    801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
    Total 13
    Semester 3
    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
    Total 16
    Semester 4
    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.

    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.

    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 https://www.morainepark.edu/about-mptc/college-data-and-demographics/graduate-data/The 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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