Practical Nursing - A.D.N. Progression

70-credit Associate of Applied Science Degree

Designed for those who are already a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) currently practicing in Wisconsin, this progression track will enable LPNs to enter the Associate Degree Nursing (A.D.N.) program with advanced standing at third semester based on past education and experience. This personalized progression pathway will help the LPN become a RN with minimum repetition of previously learned knowledge and skills. LPNs in the progression track are required to take a progression course prior to entry, which will assist in the transition into the Nursing - Associate Degree program and the role of the registered nurse.

  • Priority is given to WCTC District residents for admission to the Practical Nursing - A.D.N. Progression program. If space remains, non-district residents may apply to the program. Please note the program's early application deadlines.
  • Program enrollment is open only Oct. 1 through Dec. 15 annually.
  • Wisconsin Licensure as a LPN and certification in Health Care Provider CPR must be completed to be eligible for entry into core nursing courses.
  • All LPN Progression students are required to take and pass the LPN Progression Transition Success Strategies course (543-122) prior to entering the program.
  • Upon program completion, be prepared to take the national licensing exam to become a registered nurse.
  • Select credits transfer to all Wisconsin public universities offering Bachelor of Science-Nursing degree programs, often at junior-level standing.
  • Wages of recent graduates per Graduate Follow-up Report
    • Salary Range: $36,000-$73,000
    • Average Salary: $49,888
    • Median Salary: $48,635
    • Average Entry-Level Salary: $50,169
    • Average Hourly Wage: $24.91
    • Three-year Average Salary: $50,019

Accredited by

Accrediting Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, Georgia 30326
Phone: 404.975.5000
Fax: 404.975.5020
E-mail: info@acenursing.org

Required Courses

Required General Education Coursework

 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 801-136 English Composition 13+*
 806-177 Gen Anatomy & Physiology4 *
 809-188 Developmental Psychology3 *
 801-196 Oral/Interpersonal Comm3+ 
 806-179 Adv Anatomy & Physiology4 *
 806-197 Microbiology4 *
 809-198 Intro to Psychology3+*
 809-196 Intro to Sociology3+*
 Elective 3  
 Elective 2  
 
Total Credits
32
  
 

Technical Core/Clinical Courses

First Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 543-101 Nursing Fundamentals2 *
 543-102 Nursing Skills3 *
 543-103 Nursing Pharmacology2 *
 543-104 Nsg: Intro Clinical Practice2 *
 
Total Semester Credits
9
  
 
Second Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 543-105 Nursing Health Alterations3 *
 543-106 Nursing Health Promotion3 *
 543-107 Nsg: Clin Care Across Lifespan2 *
 543-108 Nsg: Intro Clinical Care Mgt2 *
 
Total Semester Credits
10
  
 
Third Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 543-109 Nsg: Complex Health Alterat 13 *
 543-110 Nsg: Mental Health Comm Con2 *
 543-111 Nsg: Intermed Clin Practice3 *
 543-112 Nursing Advanced Skills1 *
 
Total Semester Credits
9
  
 
Fourth Semester
 Course NumCourse NameCredits
 543-113 Nsg: Complex Health Alterat 23 *
 543-114 Nsg: Mgt & Profess Concepts2 *
 543-115 Nsg: Adv Clinical Practice3 *
 543-116 Nursing Clinical Transition2 *
 
Total Semester Credits
10
  
 
+ (Proficiency Exam Available)
* (Prerequisites or substitutes may apply to this class. Click on course title for specific information.)

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Credit Transfer Opportunities

WCTC has agreements with local high schools and various four-year colleges and universities that enable students to transition more seamlessly from high school to WCTC to four-year colleges. Transcripted credit agreements provide high school students the opportunity to take WCTC courses at their high schools. Agreements with four-year colleges enable WCTC graduates in selected programs to transfer credits, often at junior-level standing. Agreements currently in place for this program are listed below.

High School Transfer Opportunities

There are currently no transcripted credit agreements for Nursing - Associate Degree. For more information, contact your academic advisor.


Four Year College Transfer Opportunities

College

Program Name

Credits Awarded

Alverno CollegeBSN Completion70
Bellevue UniversityBSN Completion70
Capella UniversityBSN Completion70
Cardinal StritchBSN Completion70
Carroll UniversityBSN Completion64
Concordia UniversityBSN-MSNup to 90
Franklin UniversityBSN Completion70
Grand Canyon UniversityBSN Completion70
Herzing UniversityBachelor of Science in Nursingup to 58
Kaplan UniversityBSN CompletionJunior Standing
Marian UniversityBSN-MSN70
U of PhoenixBSN Completion70
Upper Iowa UniversityBachelor of Scienceup to 78
UW-Eau ClaireBSN CompletionMinimum of 60
UW-Green BayBSN CompletionMinimum of 60
UW-MadisonBSN CompletionMinimum of 60
UW-MilwaukeeBSN CompletionMinimum of 60
UW-OshkoshBSN CompletionMinimum of 60

UW-System Credit Transfer

If you are interested in attending a UW-campus, you should contact a transfer representative at the campus you plan to attend. You may also check credit transfer agreements between WCTC and the UW System to tell you which specific courses and general education classes may be accepted.

Important Cautionary Note:
This information is intended as a general description. Please verify the availability and details of the program that interests you with the transfer coordinator at the receiving institution.

Meet your Instructors

Linda Haut

Phone: 262.691.5520

Education

  • MSN -- Community Health Nursing, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Post-masters credits in Education and Nursing History, Marquette University

Certifications

  • Clinical Nurse Specialist