Associate Degree Nursing
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This two-year program qualifies graduates to write the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurse (RN) status. The progression track is for licensed practical nurses (LPNs) desiring to further their education toward the RN status. This program is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission (NLNAC), 61 Broadway, New York, NY 10006. Phone: 212.363.5555, extension 153; www.nlnac.org.
All students who successfully complete the first year of the curriculum will meet the requirements to apply for the LPN examination and licensure.
Opportunities include working in:
- Physicians’ clinics
- Nursing homes
- Extended care facilities
- Home health care
- Wellness centers
Articulation with UW Collaborative Nursing Degree Program and other private BSN completion programs are available.
Is This Occupation for You?
Students entering the program should:
- Have good reading and comprehension skills.
- Be in good physical and emotional health.
- Be flexible, adaptable, and enjoy working with people.
- Be self-confident, independent, and a self-directed learner.
- Meet Wisconsin Caregiver Law requirements.
At the completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
- Adhere to professional standards of practice within legal, ethical and regulatory frameworks of the registered nurse
- Use effective communication skills
- Assess health of individuals, families, and groups within the context of the community
- Make clinical decisions to assure safe and accurate nursing care
- Provide safe caring interventions with diverse populations
- Use teaching and learning processes to promote and restore health
- Collaborate with others to respond to the needs of individuals, families, and groups across the health-illness continuum
- Manage care to facilitate continuity within and across health care settings
- Day, evening/weekend and online classes available.
- Financial aid available to those that qualify.
- August program start date; however, some classes available in January.
- May take some courses immediately upon program acceptance.
- Students must achieve a grade of a C or better in each course of the program curriculum to be eligible to progress.
- Current Healthcare Provider CPR certification must be maintained throughout the program.
- The LPN entering into Associate Degree Nursing will take General Anatomy & Physiology and Advanced Anatomy & Physiology prior to entering the second year of the curriculum.
- Sign off as qualified in Functional Abilities for Nursing after acceptance to the program and prior to first clinical.
- LPN seeking progression track admission must submitcopy of current Wisconsin licensure as a LPN.
Prior to enrollment in Introduction to Clinical, students must:
- Complete a physical exam, provide documentation of a recent two-step TB skin test, and meet all health requirements as approved by the College Health Educator. Students are responsible for ALL costs associated with meeting these requirements.
- Complete Caregiver Background check requirement (cost:$12).
- Complete Emergency Care Course.
Program Admission Requirements
- Complete high school or college chemistry with a grade of C or better or Southwest Tech Fundamentals of Chemistry (10-806-109).
- High School Graduation or Equivalency.
- Submit official high school and post secondary transcripts
- Complete required pre-nursing admissions assessment testing to demonstrate pre-set subtest scores
- Pay required assessment testing fee.
- Complete application form.
- Pay a $30 nonrefundable application fee.
- Interview with counselor
- Successfully complete Nursing Assistant course or equivalency.
Please contact Student Services at 800.362.3322, Ext. 2354, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for current fee information.
A Program Fee list is provided (please note the costs are approximate and based on the current academic year).
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