Gateway Technical College (GTC), located in Kenosha, Wisconsin, serves the communities of Kenosha, Racine and Walworth. Gateway Technical College offers education through its campus, as well as through online distance learning to over 29,000 students every year, with approximately 5,000 of those students in full-time education. The campuses for Gateway Technical College are located in Kenosha, Racine, and Elkhorn, there is also a center located in Burlington. Advanced Technology Centers in Pleasant Prairie, Kenosha, Sturtevant, and Kenosha offer training and workshops through Gateway Technical College.
Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion (BSN)
The Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion is intended for Registered Nurses (RN) who are looking to advance their careers and complete a baccalaureate degree. Priority for admission is given to individuals who are located in the Gateway district (Kenosha, Racine or Walworth county) and then to residents of Wisconsin. Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing Completion program at Gateway Technical College must be high school graduates, or in their final semester of high school or have completed half of the GED, HSED or Adult High School Program. Individuals applying to the program must also complete the Gateway Placement Test, complete a background information disclosure document, and submit college transcripts if college credits have been completed. Individuals are also required to show proof of CPR certification when applying to the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Gateway Technical College. Licensed Practical Nurses applying to the program must also submit a copy of their Licensed Practical Nursing licensure.
Individuals who complete the Bachelor of Science in Nursing program at Gateway Technical College are then able to apply to write the NCLEX-RN examination, in order to become licensed as a Registered Nurse in the state of Wisconsin. Registered Nurses work in a variety of healthcare environments including; physicians’ offices, hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices, schools, and a variety of other healthcare institutions. The nursing profession is competitive and professionals who obtain a baccalaureate degree often decide to return to school to complete a graduate degree in order to progress his or her career in the field of nursing.
Certified Nursing Assistant Program (CNA)
Upon completion of the Nursing Assistant Program at Gateway Technical College, individuals may apply to write the state competency test, and those who are successful on this test will earn the Certified Nursing Assistant title, and will be put on the Nurse Aide Registry for the State of Wisconsin. Applicants to the program are required to show proof that he or she is registered in high school or is in the process of completing his or her GED. Applicants are also required to complete a criminal background check and drug screening when applying to the Certified Nursing Assistant Program at Gateway Technical College.
Individuals who complete the Certified Nursing Assistant Program often return to school after working for some time, in order to complete baccalaureate education in the profession of nursing and advance their careers to become Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses.