Nursing - Associate Degree with a Practical Nursing Exit Point

To learn more, visit: https://www.morainepark.edu/academics/programs/nursing-associate-degree-with-a-practical-nursing-exit-point/

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

Pursue your passion for helping people and health care—become an LPN or RN with an associate degree in Nursing from Moraine Park Technical College.

About the Program

Moraine Park’s Nursing—Associate Degree with a Practical Nursing Exit Point program prepares graduates for careers as licensed practical nurses (LPN) or registered nurses (RN) through hands-on classroom instruction, laboratory practice and clinical nursing experiences.

The MPTC Nursing program is designed so students can complete the first two semesters, take the Practical Nursing National Council Licensure Examination, and seek employment as LPNs. Students can also complete the full four semesters, earn an associate degree in Nursing (ADN), take the National Council Licensure Exam for Registered Nurses and apply for employment as RNs.

The program is accredited by:

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

and

Wisconsin Board of Nursing
608-267-2357
 

Moraine Park Technical College Nursing Program Results

2022 NCLEX Pass Rates

  • MPTC Pass Rate: 93%
  • National Passing Rate: 78%

What You’ll Learn

Moraine Park’s Nursing program prepares students for entry-level careers in the health care industry, giving you knowledge and skills to provide patient-centered care with integrity, use social, mathematical, physical sciences, pharmacology and pathophysiology in clinical decision making, use new technology to manage data and improve patient care, and more.

Transfer Opportunities

Earn credits at MPTC and transfer to a four-year college to earn your bachelor’s degree.

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

An exit assessment is a graduation requirement for Practical Nursing Exit. Clinical evaluations are an exit assessment graduation requirement for the Associate Degree Nursing program.

Practical Nursing Exit must complete all courses in Semesters 1 and 2.

Nursing - Associate Degree with a Practical Nursing Exit Point Job Placement Rate

This is the number of students that gain employment in the Nursing - Associate Degree with a Practical Nursing Exit Point program within six months of graduation as published in the Graduation Follow-up Report. The College annually conducts a survey with graduates six months after they graduate.

 

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

Earn college credit outside the classroom through Moraine Park’s Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) opportunities. Credit opportunities are available for:

  •   Previous college coursework from prior institutions
  •   Military training and experience
  •   Passing of MPTC or national exams
  •   Skills or knowledge developed on the job or through other life experiences

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

Approximate Costs

Tuition

Occupational

  • $146.20 per credit (resident)
  • $219.30 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

  • $4.50 minimum per course Material Fee
  • $12.50 per-credit Supplemental Fee for Undergraduate courses
  • $10 minimum per credit Online Course Fee (Fee suspended for 2023-2024)
  • $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 2023-24 school year, your estimated cost of attendance for one full year includes tuition of $4,375 (15 credits for fall and spring semester), fees of $338, food and housing of $4,052 (if living with parents, $9,614 if living on your own), books and supplies of $2,061, personal expenses of $2,245, and transportation of $2,007 for a total of $15,161. 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

Plan of Study Grid
Clinical Admissions RequirementsCredits
Petition Requirements - See Admission Process
806-177 General Anatomy and Physiology 4
806-179 Advanced Anatomy and Physiology 4
806-197 Microbiology 4
 Credits12
Semester 1
103-159 Computer Literacy - Microsoft Office 1
543-101 Nursing Fundamentals 2
543-102 Nursing Skills 3
543-103 Nursing Pharmacology 2
543-104 Nursing Introduction to Clinical Practice 2
801-136 English Composition 1 3
809-188 Developmental Psychology 3
890-101 College 101 2
 Credits18
Semester 2
543-105 Nursing Health Alterations 3
543-106 Nursing Health Promotion 3
543-107 Nursing Clinical Care Across the Lifespan 2
543-108 Intro to Clinical Care Management 2
801-196 Oral and Interpersonal Communication 3
 Credits13
Semester 3
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
 Credits12
Semester 4
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
 Credits13
 Total Credits68

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

Program Opportunities

Aggregated Data for Beaver Dam, Fond du Lac and West Bend

1. Graduates' Success on the National Council of Licensure Exam for Registered Nurse (NCLEX-RN):

Expected level of achievement:

80% of first time test takes will pass on first attempt. Performance of ADN graduates will be at or above the national average on NCLEX 1st attempt.

Results: Aggregated program NCLEX-RN pass rate:

  • 2019: 98%
  • 2018: 99%
  • 2017: 93.6%
  • 2016: 88.3%
  • 2015: 96.97%

2. Program Completion:

Expected level of achievement:

60% or more of ADN students will complete the nursing program within 150% of program length. 

Results: (academic year, July 1 through June 30)

  • 2019: 73%
  • 2018: 74%
  • 2017: 78.2%
  • 2016: 72.2%

3. Job Placement:

Expected level of achievement:

90% of graduates responding to survey will report employment within one year of graduation..

Results: Employment rates (academic year, July 1 through June 30)

  • 2018/2019: 100%
  • 2017/2018: 94%
  • 2016/2017: 93%
  • 2015/2016: 90%

Career Opportunities

Entry level; after passing National Council Licensure Exam

  • Staff Nurse
  • Primary Nurse
  • Specialized Nursing

Statewide Median Salary for Recent Graduates

$59,899