Nursing - Associate Degree Career Outlook

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WITC Nursing - Associate Degree Graduate Survey Responses 2018-2019

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WITC Nursing - Associate Degree Graduate Survey Responses 2018-2019

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$39,351 - $90,090

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WITC Nursing - Associate Degree Graduate Survey Responses 2018-2019





Typical positions available after graduation include:

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Registered Nurse

Registered nurses (RNs) provide and coordinate patient care, educate patients and the public about various health conditions, and provide advice and emotional support to patients and their family members.

Transfer Opportunities

After you complete your Nursing - Associate Degree at WITC, you can transfer to another college to continue your education and earn your bachelor's degree and beyond. 

Hear From Graduates

"In healthcare, you need a good educational foundation. We had wonderful instructors at WITC, and they made you work hard. It lit a fire and showed me what was possible. I thought, 'If I can do this, I can do everything.' It was a solid basis for nursing."

Terry Kramolis, WITC Nursing - Associate Degree Graduate

ADN Graduates

  • Information for RN Graduates & PN-Eligible Students
    • WITC’s process of graduating or completing the students’ records takes time. This may take up to 15 business days after graduation to complete. Statements of Graduation or Completion will NOT be approved/submitted until all campuses have conferred student records. Once WITC has conferred the records, the Boards of Nursing will require an additional 15-20 business days to process the applications.
    • In order to give WITC and the applicable Board of Nursing time to process all the paperwork, WITC will only respond to inquiries regarding the process six weeks after graduation. Updates will be posted on this web page as they occur. 
    • Student Responsibilities

    • Login to your MyWITC portal to indicate your plans to attend the graduation ceremony. Complete the Graduation Information Form, in an email from the Registrar's office, and turn it in to Student Services. you will need to complete this form whether or not you plan to attend the graduation ceremony. 
    • Ensure all of your WITC accounts are paid and that you do not owe money to WITC.
    • Ensure your high school transcript is on file with WITC in Student Services. 
    • Ensure all required courses have been completed with a "C" or better, and/or credit for prior learning has been processed. 
    • The following courses must be completed in order for a student to be PN-NCLEX eligible:
      • 543-101 through 543-108 courses
      • English Composition 1 (or Written Communication, depending on when you started the program)
      • Developmental Psychology
      • Oral/Interpersonal Communication or Speech
      • General Anatomy & Physiology
      • Advanced Anatomy & Physiology
    • Complete appropriate state application
      • Please make sure you are completing the application for the state in which you want to be licensed
      • Each state requires its own form and one state's form cannot be substituted for another
    • Check your email for information/problems with your record and/or Statement of Graduation or Completion.
    • Fifteen (15) business days after graduation, please check this page for updated information as to when the Statement of Graduation or Confirmation of Completion forms have been submitted/approved. 
    • This web page and your student email will be the only notifications you will receive from your instructors. 
  • NCLEX application
    • Complete the online NCLEX application, which is administered by Pearson VUE.
    • NCSBN provides additional information about the exam.  This is a really good place to start if you have questions about the exam!
    • To register, click on "For Test Takers/Schedule an Exam," and type in NCLEX to get started. 
    • Before you can take the NCLEX, you'll need an Authorization to Test (ATT). To get this, you'll need to apply to your state board of nursing/regulatory body. You should complete the state application at the same time you complete the NCLEX application. 
    • 1. Complete all items as requested
    • 2. Program Code:  PN-US50100300; RN-US50407200
    • 3. City & State of School of Nursing:  RICE LAKE WI
    • 4. Pay using a credit, debit or prepaid card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express only)
    • 5. NCLEX is a national exam. View testing sites.
  • Wisconsin Licensure Application
    • If you are a first time test taker, apply online through OLAS (Online Licensure Application System):
      • LPN: Be sure to choose "Other (LPN)" as your degree
      • RN
    • Only initial nursing applicants needing to sit for NCLEX can apply through OLAS. If you've previously sat for NCLEX and now want to be licensed in Wisconsin, you must complete the paper application and submit #259, Statement of Graduation form to Lisa Hall at the address listed below. 
    • 1. When you get to the OLAS page, click on "Help." There is an Applicant FAQ and Applicant Manual to help you get started. 
    • 2. Complete the Registered Nurse/Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure by Examination Application as applicable
    • 4. School Address:  SHELL LAKE WI  USA (will automatically populate when choosing OLAS Applicant)
    • 5.  Graduation or Completion of Program Date:  December 18, 2020 (If graduating other than December 18, 2020, the RN confer date or PN Milestone can be found by running an unofficial transcript through MyWITC)
    • 6.  Type of Degree/Program:  RN (ADN) or Other (LPN) - completed portion of RN program needed to obtain a certificate of completion in Practical Nursing 
    • 7. Pay appropriate fees
    • 8. The state application is valid for one year
    • 9. OLAS applications are checked weekly  and approved at that time
  • Minnesota Licensure Application
    • Starting January 2018, Minnesota requires background checks prior to licensure.
    • Apply online for both LPN & RN
    • 1. Complete the online RN (or LPN) Licensure by Examination Application as applicable
    • 3. Program Code:  LPN-US50100300; RN-US50407200
    • 4. City & State of School of Nursing:  SHELL LAKE WI  USA (not campus location)
    • 5. Authorize the release of exam results to school of nursing
    • 6. Graduation/Confer Date:  December 18, 2020 (If graduating other than December 18, 2020, the RN confer date or PN Milestone can be found by running an unofficial transcript through MyWITC)
    • 7. Pay appropriate fees
    • All MN applicants MUST complete the Confirmation of Program Completion for Licensure by Examination form (last page of the paper application) in electronic form & submit to Lisa Hall as an attachment to an email at 
    • 1. Complete only APPLICANT INFORMATION section of form
    • 2. Completion Date: December 18, 2020 (If graduating other than December 18, 2020, the RN confer date or PN Milestone can be found by running an unofficial transcript through MyWITC)
    • 4. City/State of School of Nursing:  SHELL LAKE, WI  (not campus location) 
    • 5. Forms are submitted weekly to MN Board of Nursing
  • Other Licensure Applicants/Graduates & Contact Information
    • All other WITC graduates/licensure applicants should send the completed Statement of Graduation (for Wisconsin) or Confirmation of Program Completion (for Minnesota) form to:    
      • Lisa Hall
    • If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Ann Charbonneau.
    • Double check all entries to ensure accurate information
  • Testing Accommodations
  • Compact (multi-state) License


Choose a campus to view contact information, or for general assistance, please contact us.

Rice Lake Admissions Contact

Shawn Larson

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 5220


Ashland Admissions Contact

Jennifer Bednarik

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 3195


New Richmond Admissions Contact

Jodi Saliny

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 4339


Superior Admissions Contact

Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243


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