LPN to ADN Progression Track

To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/lpn-to-adn-progression-track/

Program Number: 10-543-1
Associate of Applied Science Degree
Campus: Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac, West Bend
This program is eligible for financial aid
Full-Time Enrollment. Part-Time Enrollment option is offered for those seeking to progress from LPN to RN.

Gain more nursing career opportunities and get prepared to take the NCLEX-RN exam with an associate degree in Nursing (ADN) from Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

The Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) to associate degree in Nursing (ADN) track at Moraine Park is designed for individuals currently working as LPNs who want to become Registered Nurses (RN).

The ADN program combines prior nursing experience with hands-on learning to prepare you to take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses.

The program is accredited by the:

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Rd. NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta, GA 30326
(404) 975-5000   http://www.acenursing.org/


Wisconsin Board of Nursing

What You’ll Learn

Moraine Park’s associate degree in nursing program builds on your prior nursing knowledge to help you provide patient-centered care with integrity, use social, mathematical, physical sciences, pharmacology and pathophysiology in clinical decisions making, use new technology to manage data and improve patient care and more.

Transfer Opportunities

Your academic journey can continue at a four-year college or university. Earn your associate degree at Moraine Park and then apply those credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Starting at MPTC makes completing a bachelor’s degree affordableaccessible and convenient. You can go anywhere as MPTC has transfer agreements with colleges and universities both in Wisconsin and throughout the country.

Visit the Transfer to a Four-Year College page for more information on credit transfer agreements between Moraine Park and four-year colleges, both public and private.

Additional Information

State Licensure Disclosure: Moraine Park’s Nursing program prepares students to obtain the educational requirements for licensure to be employed/practice in the state of Wisconsin. No determination has been made if the curriculum matches the educational requirements for preparation, examinations, or licensure for other states. Visit the Accreditation page for more details about accreditation.  

Licensing Organization: Wisconsin State Board of Nursing

Clinical evaluations are the exit assessment graduation requirement for the program.


Admission Process

Standard Admissions steps details

This program also requires:

  • Health Requirements
  • Criminal Background Check

Petition Process Details: Students are provisionally accepted to the Nursing Program in "pre-core" status. When program ready, students go through the petition process.

Credit for Prior Learning

Transform the skills and abilities developed through previous experience into college credit through MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning process. 

  • Transfer credit from other colleges/universities
  • Earn college credit for your military training and experience
  • Earn college credit via Advance Placement, CLEP, DANTES/DSST or MPTC Challenge Exams
  • Earn college credit from previous/current work and life experiences

Visit MPTC’s Credit for Prior Learning page for more information.

Approximate Costs



  • $149.50 per credit (resident)
  • $224.25 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Associate of Arts/Associate of Science

  • $188.90 per credit (resident)
  • $283.35 per credit (out-of-state resident)

Online students are not charged out-of-state fees.

Student Fees

  • $5.00 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $4.50 per term mandatory Student Accident Insurance Fee

Please refer to Tuition & Fee Information for additional enrollment fee information.

Financial Aid

Financial Aid is available for associate degree and technical diploma programs (those that are 2 semesters in length and typically with 28 credits or more). Processing can take 4-5 weeks after a student's completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is received. Visit the Financial Aid page to learn more.

While attending Moraine Park during the 2024-25 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,462 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $3,008 (if living with parents, $9,147 if living on your own), books and supplies of $1,465, personal expenses of $3,608, and transportation of $4,017 for a total of $17,002. Your direct costs (those costs paid directly to the college) include tuition & fees. The indirect costs (costs not paid to the college) can vary from individual to individual and your own personal needs.

Course Requirements

 Note: Additional Clinical Admissions Requirements include:
1. Current WI Licensed Practical Nurse
2. Employment as an LPN for a minimum of 1,000 hours in the last 2 years (within a structured clinical agency; no private duty).

Plan of Study Grid
Clinical Admissions RequirementsCredits
801-136 English Composition 1 3
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology 4
806-179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 4
806-197 Microbiology 4
809-188 Developmental Psychology 3
Semester 1
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
543-109 Nursing Complex Health Alterations I 3
543-110 Mental Health & Community Concepts 2
543-111 Nursing Intermediate Clinical Practice 3
543-112 Nursing Advanced Skills 1
809-198 Introduction To Psychology 3
890-101 College 101 2
Escrow credits
Escrow credits 1 19
Semester 2
543-113 Nursing Complex Health Alterations II 3
543-114 Nursing Management & Professional Concepts 2
543-115 Nursing Advanced Clinical Practice 3
543-116 Nursing Clinical Transition 2
Social Science Course 3
 Total Credits68

19 escrow credits will be granted after successful completion of 543-109 Nursing Complex Health Alterations I, 543-110 Mental Health & Community Concepts, 543-111 Nursing Intermediate Clinical Practice, 543-112 Nursing Advanced Skills

Program Outcomes

  • Integrate professional nursing identity reflecting integrity, responsibility, and nursing standards
  • Communicate comprehensive information using multiple sources in nursing practice
  • Integrate theoretical knowledge to support decision making
  • Integrate the nursing process into patient care across diverse populations
  • Function as a healthcare team member to provide safe and effective care

Career Opportunities

 Entry-level; after passing NCLEX-RN

  • Staff Nurse
  • Primary Nurse

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates