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Nursing - Associate Degree

10-543-1 Associate Degree (two-year)
Campus: Ashland, New Richmond, Rice Lake, Superior
Financial Aid Eligible

Assessment. Competence. Commitment.

Nursing is the dynamic interpersonal goal-directed process that seeks to promote optimal health within the context of individuals, family, community, and society. The concept of caring, which is central to nursing, is communicated through both attitude and action. Nursing uses the nursing process, a problem-solving approach, to provide holistic care to individuals, families, and groups within the healthcare system. Through collaboration with other healthcare professionals, nursing is responsive to the needs of the community across the health-illness continuum.

Special Features

An agreement between the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS) and the University of Wisconsin System (UWS) and some other private colleges allows graduates of the WTCS Nursing - Associate Degree program to transfer, with junior standing, into their baccalaureate nursing program.

For the student that is a licensed practical nurse (LPN) and is interested in becoming a registered nurse (RN), WITC offers an “LPN Progression to ADN” track. The LPN Progression pathway provides advanced standing for nursing courses in ADN Semesters 1 and 2 of the WITC ADN program. Additionally, credits may be transferred from the practical nursing program if the General Studies and/or elective credits were at an associate degree level. Contact the campus admissions advisor for more information.

Career Pathway Options

Career Pathways connect progressive levels of coursework to allow students to build upon their education. Each step in the pathway connects with employment options and provides the opportunity for advancement to higher levels. The Nursing - Associate Degree program includes the following pathway options:

Pre-Nursing Admission Requirement

Students in the pre-Nursing program must:

Program-Specific Requirements

Pre-Nursing students must complete the petition process to be eligible for the core Nursing program. In addition to the requirements above, students in this program must:

Program Outcomes

Employers will expect graduates of the Nursing - Associate Degree program to be able to:

Program Costs

The estimated total program cost for the two-year Nursing - Associate Degree program is $10,880 (does not include books, tools, supplies, or uniforms). This program is eligible for financial aid. View more information on program and costs.

Accredited. Reputable. Nationally Recognized.

WITC's Nursing - Associate Degree program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), formerly NLNAC, and approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing. Concerns about the Nursing - Associate Degree program or questions about current status may be communicated to the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN), formerly NLNAC, located at 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850, Atlanta, GA 30326, phone 404-975-5000. Concerns may also be directed to the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing, PO Box 8935, Madison, WI 53708-8935, phone 877.617.1565.