Practical Nursing - A.D.N. Progression

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: $22,000-$40,000
    • Average Salary: $31,149
    • Median Salary: $31,149
    • Average Entry-Level Salary: $21,823
    • Average Hourly Wage: $14.66
    • Three-year Average Salary: $32,496

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

Required Courses

Required General Education Coursework

Technical Core/Clinical Courses

+ (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


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


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


  • Clinical Nurse Specialist