Every year, Northeast Wisconsin Technical College (NWTC) serves 42,000 students in over 100 degrees, diplomas and apprenticeship programs, over 80 certificates and has transfer agreements with 28 colleges and universities in the United States.
Nursing Associate Degree Program (ADN)
The Nursing Associate Degree Program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is offered at the Green Bay, Marinette and Sturgeon Bay campuses. The first year of the Nursing Associate Degree program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College can be completed at the West Regional Learning Center-Shawano. The Nursing Associate Degree Program is fully eligible for financial aid and upon completion of the program, individuals can apply to write the NCLEX-RN examination in order to become licensed as a Registered Nurse.
Registered Nurses work in various healthcare establishments, including; hospitals, physicians’ offices, long-term care facilities, and various others. The Nursing Associate Degree Program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is fully eligible for financial aid through the college. Graduates of the program work as Registered Nurses (RN) either as a Staff Nurse, who is responsible for making nursing diagnoses and treating responses from patients, or a Charge Nurse, who directs workflow, manages patient care as well as staff in medical environments.
The Nursing Associate Degree Program requires individuals to complete credits in laboratory work, in-class lectures and clinical practice. Individuals may be required to travel some distance in order to participate in clinical in the evenings. The Nursing Associate Degree Program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College is fully accredited by the National League for Nursing Accrediting Commission and is approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing.
If a student wishes, after the second semester of the Nursing Associate Degree Program, individuals can apply to write the NCLEX-PN examination, in order to become licensed as a Practical Nurse (PN) and not complete the full program, but rather begin working in the field of nursing as a LPN.
In order to apply to the Nursing Associate Degree Program, individuals must complete an application form, submit a high school transcript or equivalent and take an Academic Skills Assessment or ACT assessment with benchmark scores. Applicants must have also completed one year of Biology and Chemistry with a minimum “C” grade or above. If an applicant has completed Introduction to Biochemistry with a “B” or better, he or she will receive priority standing among the applicants applying for that specific intake. Individuals applying must attend a mandatory orientation, complete a physical examination three months prior to program entry and complete a CPR course. All applicants to the program must have completed a Nursing Assistant course that is approved by DHS prior to being admitted into the program. Applicants must also be 16 years of age or above at time of entry into the Nursing Associate Degree Program.
The Nursing Associate Degree Program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College also offers a flexible learning option, so that individuals can complete the program on a part-time track over evenings and weekends. This option is conducted over a ten semester, four-year timeframe, which includes three summers. Other than tuition, students are mandated to purchase a nametag, uniform, liability insurance, transportation to clinical practice, and any other expense related to clinical practice.