Nursing - Associate Degree Career Outlook

Percent Employed

98%

Employed

 

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) 2019-2020 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

Employed in Related Field

31%

Employed in a Related Field

 

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) 2019-2020 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

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$42,117 - $72,794

Range of Yearly Salary

Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College (WITC) 2019-2020 Graduate Follow-Up Survey 

 

 

 


Careers

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

5/28/2021 - RN (ADN) and LPN (Other) Statements of Graduation have been approved with Wi DSPS (OLAS) and emailed to the MN Board of Nursing today.  Please give them a few weeks to process the statements. 

It is going to take a bit more time to get the PN NCLEX eligibility milestone added to your transcript, so please don't request an official transcript until this notice is updated. 

If you haven’t received an ATT (Authorization to Test) by June 18, please contact Lisa Hall @ lisa.hall@witc.edu.

  • Information for RN Graduates & Wisconsin PN-Eligible Students
    • WITC’s process of conferring degrees takes time. This process may take up to 15 business days after grades are due (May 25) to complete. WI Statements of Graduation and/or MN Confirmation of Program Completion forms will NOT be approved/submitted until all campuses have conferred student degrees. Once WITC has conferred the degrees and the forms have been submitted, the Boards of Nursing request an additional 3 weeks to update your status.
    • In order to give WITC and the Boards of Nursing time to process all the paperwork, WITC will not respond to any inquiries regarding the status of the process until after July 1. Updates will also be posted on this web page as they occur. 
    • Student Responsibilities
      • Login to MyWITC to access the email from the Registrar about the graduation ceremony.  Complete the Graduation information form and submit 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 and NCLEX 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 form and one state's form cannot be substituted for another
    • Check your email for information/problems with your WITC record and/or WI Statement of Graduation or MN Confirmation of Program Completion form
    • Fifteen (15) business days after grades are due (May 25), please check this page for updated information as to when the WI Statements of Graduation and MN Confirmation of Program Completion forms were approved/submitted
    • This web page and your student email will be the only notifications you will receive
    • If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact Lisa Hall at lisa.hall@witc.edu and include your Student ID, campus, and program (RN or PN).
  • NCLEX application (Pearson VUE)
    • NCSBN provides additional information about the exam.  This is a really good place to start if you have questions about the exam!  NCLEX Info Fact Sheet
    • When you're ready, complete the online NCLEX application, which is administered by Pearson VUE.
    • To get started, click on Register for the NCLEX (to register/create an account) or Sign into your NCLEX account (if you have an existing account with Pearson VUE). You will need to click on Register or Sign In a second time to proceed.
    • 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
    • If this is your first time registering with Pearson VUE, please write down your student ID, user name, password and/or security question(s) as you will need this information to access the site later.
    • Before you can take the NCLEX, you'll need an Authorization to Test (ATT). To get this, you'll need to apply to the state board of nursing where you want to be licensed. You should complete the state application as soon as you complete the NCLEX application. 
  • Wisconsin Licensure Application
    • RN licensure information
    • LPN licensure information
    • If you are a first time RN or Other (LPN) test taker, apply online through OLAS (Online Licensure Application System).  Only new nursing graduates applying by examination whose schools participate in the OLAS are eligible to apply online.  All other applicants must print off, complete, and mail in application materials.
    • When you get to the OLAS page, click on "Help" for the Applicant FAQ and Applicant Manual to answer questions you may have.
    • 1. When you're ready, click on Create an Account, then Self Registration to get started
    • 2. Complete the Profile Information section
    • 3. Under Systems You Will Access, choose OLAS Applicant (Department of Safety & Professional Services) and finish answering the remaining questions to create the account.  When the account has been created, you will then need to go to your email and open the message from DSPS and click on the link to complete the application process.  Students should apply for a single-state license (not a multi-state license).
    • 4. Nursing school:  Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
    • 5. School address:  Shell Lake WI USA (will automatically populate when choosing OLAS Applicant)
    • 6. Graduation or Completion of Program Date:  May 14, 2021
    • 7. Type of Degree/Program:  RN (ADN) or Other (LPN) - completed portion of RN program needed to obtain a certificate of completion in Practical Nursing
    • 8. Pay appropriate fees
    • If this is your first time creating an account with OLAS, please write down your user name, password and/or security question(s) as you will need this information to access the site later.
    • OLAS applications are checked weekly and approved at that time
  • Minnesota Licensure Application (RN licensure only)
    • At this time, WITC PN eligible students are able to Apply for Licensure by Exam ONLY in Wisconsin.  Please do not apply to MN Board of Nursing for LPN Licensure.  
    • Minnesota requires background checks prior to licensure.
    • 1. Complete the online RN Licensure by Examination Application as applicable
    • 2. Name of School of Nursing:  Wisconsin Indianhead Technical College
    • 3. Program Code:  RN-US50407200
    • 4. City & State of School of Nursing:  Shell Lake, WI (not campus location)
    • 5. Authorize the release of exam results to school of nursing
    • 6. Graduation/confer Date:  May 14, 2021
    • 7. Pay appropriate fees
    • All Minnesota RN licensure applicants MUST complete the APPLICANT section of the Confirmation of Program Completion for Licensure by Examination (last page of the application) in electronic form and send as an email attachment to Lisa Hall at lisa.hall@witc.edu. Do NOT submit this form as a picture taken from your phone as this cannot be submitted to the Board of Nursing.  The best option is to scan and email the form.
    • RN Confirmation of Program Completion for Licensure by Examination form
    • If this is your first time creating an account with MN Board of Nursing, please write down your user name, password and/or security question(s) as you will need this information to access the site later.
    • Forms are submitted weekly to MN Board of Nursing
  •  Other WITC Graduate Licensure Applicants
    • If you are a WITC graduate that previously sat for NCLEX, received licensure in another state, and now want to be licensed in Wisconsin or Minnesota, you must
    • WISCONSIN:  complete the paper application and submit directly to Wi Dept of Safety & Professional Services.  The APPLICANT section of Form #259 WI Statement of Graduation should be completed in electronic form and sent as an email attachment to Lisa Hall at lisa.hall@witc.edu.   
    • MINNESOTA (RN applicants only):  complete the online application. The APPLICANT section of the Minnesota Confirmation of Program Completion should be completed in electronic form and sent as an email attachment to Lisa Hall at lisa.hall@witc.edu.
    • Do NOT submit either the WI or MN form as a picture taken from your phone as this cannot be submitted to the Boards of Nursing.  The best option is to scan and email the form.
    • Your RN confer date can be found by running an unofficial transcript through MyWITC.
    • If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact Lisa Hall at lisa.hall@witc.edu. 
  • Testing Accommodations
    • Testing accommodations for otherwise qualified candidates can be provided only with the authorization of your nursing regulatory body (NRB).  Send your request to your NRB as early as possible so that, if approved, the testing accommodations can be made in a timely manner. Do not schedule an appointment to take the NCLEX until you have received written confirmation of your accommodations and your ATT email listing the granted accommodations.
    • Wisconsin RN Licensure
    • Wisconsin PN Licensure
    • Minnesota Licensure
    • Pearson VUE (click on Download Publication-under 2021 NCLEX Candidate Bulletin-and scroll to Testing Accommodations)
  • Nurse Licensure Compact (multi-state licensure)

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800.243.9482 ext. 4339

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Mary Glad

Admissions Advisor

800.243.9482 ext. 6243

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