Moraine Park Technical College Nursing Program Review

Moraine Park Technical College (MPTC) is located in West Bend, Wisconsin and provides applicants with a choice of over 100 career options, as well as opportunities to join clubs and travel internationally with the college. Moraine Park Technical College has three campuses; Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend, and has a regional center in Hartford and another in Ripon.

There are options at Moraine Park Technical College for high school students, transfer students and four-year university students and a variety of associate, diploma and certificate options in education. Moraine Park Technical College also offers non-credit options, for individuals interested in maintaining a licensed, receiving certification or gaining personal achievement through education.

Associate Degree in Nursing (ADN)

The Associate Degree in Nursing at Moraine Park Technical College offers a Practical Nursing Exit Point for individuals who wish to certify as a Licensed Practical Nurse and then leave the program, before certifying as a Registered Nurse. Individuals who do not wish to leave the program after certifying as a Licensed Practical Nurse can stay on and complete the program in order to certify as a Registered Nurse. After completing the first semesters of the program, individuals can write the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN) and if successful, can leave the program and seek out employment as a Licensed Practical Nurse. If individuals wish to become a Registered Nurse, he or she must complete the remaining two semesters and write the National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN). Admissions take place in the Spring and Fall semesters.

The nursing program is composed of in-class, laboratory work and clinical practice and can be completed on a part-time or full-time basis. The nursing program at Moraine Park Technical College is accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission, Inc. and the Wisconsin Board of Nursing. The program costs around $100 per credit for in-state residents and around $160 per credit for out of state residents. Online students are not charges fees for being out of state.

After passing either the examination for Licensed Practical Nurses or Registered Nurses, individuals are able to enter the profession of nursing at the entry level. Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) and Registered Nurses (RN) work in various healthcare environments including; hospitals, long-term care facilities, hospices, home healthcare environments, schools, offices and many more.

In order to apply to the program, individuals must apply to Moraine Park Technical College directly, and submit a one time fee of $30. Individuals must submit high school transcripts when applying, as well as any transcripts from college level courses completed. Applicants may be required to meet with the Admissions department to discuss courses and prerequisites and individuals need to submit a health requirements form and a criminal background check for admission into the nursing program.

Nursing Assistant (NA)

The Nursing Assistant program at Moraine Park Technical College is for entry-level admission into the profession of nursing. Individuals enrolled in the Nursing Assistant program are taught basic skills through in-class lectures, laboratory work and clinical practice. Nursing Assistants are taught how to take vital signs, bathing of patients as well as dressing, making beds and specific tools for resident care. The cost of the program is around $110 per credit for in-state students and around $167 per credit for out of state applicants. Online courses are not charged at an out of state rate, irrelevant of where the student is from.

Moraine Park Technical College
700 Gould Street,
Beaver Dam, WI 53916
Phone: (920) 887-1101