Nursing Associate Degree

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

Program Description

Nursing Associate Degree

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

As a nurse, you make a difference in the lives of your patients. You plan, provide, and evaluate patient care. You act as a liaison between physicians, other healthcare workers, and the patient. You also supervise other healthcare providers. Why choose the ADN program at NWTC? Quality – NWTC ADN graduates take the same national licensing exam that graduates from four-year colleges and universities do, and NWTC graduates consistently score above the national average. Success – NWTC nursing graduates report greater than 90 percent job placement as RNs within six months of graduation. Expertise – classroom, lab and simulation instruction, extensive clinical experience at area hospitals, extended care facilities, and clinics, and service opportunities like work at the N.E.W. Clinic at NWTC, all provide hands-on patient care experience that helps make NWTC graduates effective on the job. This program is accredited by the ACEN: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing.

Employment Potential

A graduate of this program who becomes a Registered Nurse in a variety of healthcare settings will have the potential for employment in the following areas:

  • STAFF NURSE: is responsible for making nursing diagnoses and treating human responses to actual and potential health problems in health care facilities and insurance areas.
  • CHARGE NURSE: assumes the same responsibilities of a Registered Nurse in addition to directing the workflow and coordinating and managing the provision of care of patients and other staff in a medical facility.

Requirements for Program Entry

- Completed application.

- High school transcript or equivalent.

- To be admitted to this program, learners must achieve a prior cumulative high school or college grade point average of 3.0 or higher OR a satisfactory academic skills assessment score. College grade point average must be based on 15 credits or more.

- One semester of college Chemistry with a "C" or better OR two semesters of high school Chemistry with a "C" or better. NWTC course that would fulfill Chemistry requirement; 10-806-134.

- One semester of college Biology with a "C" or better OR two semesters of high school Biology with a "C" or better. NWTC courses that would fulfill Biology requirement: 31-806-312, Anatomy Structure/Function; 10-806-189, Basic Anatomy; 10-806-177, General Anatomy & Physiology. - All students must have completed Intro to Biochemistry (10-806-186) with a "B" grade or better (prerequisite of Chemistry with a "C" grade or better). If Intro to Biochemistry was completed in the summer 2012 or prior, a "C" grade or better is acceptable.

- Attend mandatory orientation.

- Submit required immunization documentation. A fee is charged for this service. Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.

- Students are required to complete an American Heart Association BLS Provider course prior to clinical experiences. Students are required to maintain a current CPR card to comply with affiliating agency requirements. Recommended completing program orientation and program start.

- All students must successfully complete a DHS approved Nursing Assistant course prior to program entry.

- Complete caregiver background check. A fee is charged for this service.

Additional information will be provided upon acceptance into the program.

Additional Delivery Options

Complete this program by following the full-time academic plan, the part-time plan, our fast-track option, or one of the bridge programs which give you credit for your education and experience.

For students in the Shawano area, you may choose to complete your first year of the Nursing program right in Shawano.

Modules

  • 10-806-186Intro to Biochemistry
  • 10-890-101College 101
  • 10-543-101Nursing Fundamentals
  • 10-543-102Nursing Skills
  • 10-543-103Nursing Pharmacology
  • 10-543-104Nsg: Intro Clinical Practice
  • 10-801-136English Composition 1
  • 10-806-177Gen Anatomy & Physiology
  • 10-809-188Developmental Psychology
  • 10-543-105Nursing Health Alterations
  • 10-543-106Nursing Health Promotion
  • 10-543-107Nsg: Clin Care Across Lifespan
  • 10-543-108Nsg: Intro Clinical Care Mgt
  • 10-801-196Oral/Interpersonal Comm
  • 10-806-179Adv Anatomy & Physiology
  • 10-543-109Nsg: Complex Health Alterat 1
  • 10-543-110Nsg: Mental Health Comm Con
  • 10-543-111Nsg: Intermed Clin Practice
  • 10-543-112Nursing Advanced Skills
  • 10-806-197Microbiology
  • 10-809-198Intro to Psychology
  • 10-543-113Nsg: Complex Health Alterat 2
  • 10-543-114Nsg: Mgt & Profess Concepts
  • 10-543-115Nsg: Adv Clinical Practice
  • 10-543-116Nursing Clinical Transition
  • 10-809-196Intro to Sociology

Program Outcomes

- Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving professional identity as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy and quality care.

- Demonstrate appropriate written, verbal, and nonverbal communication in a variety of clinical contexts.

- Integrate social, mathematical, and physical sciences, pharmacology, and pathophysiology in clinical decision making.

- Provide patient-centered care by utilizing the nursing process across diverse populations and healthcare settings.

- Minimize risk of harm to patients, members of the healthcare team and self through safe individual performance and participation in system effectiveness.

- Lead the multidisciplinary health care team to provide effective patient care throughout the lifespan.

- Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error, and support decision-making.

Clinical Experience

  • Students will be required to purchase a uniform, provide their own transportation to assigned sites, and cover any other expenses related to clinical experiences. Students may be expected to travel distances and participate in p.m. clinicals.
  • Students will be required to show proof of an annual flu vaccine. Students may be required to complete drug testing by clinical agencies.

Flexible Learning Option

A part-time evening track is available. This option is scheduled for eight-semesters, including three summers.

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated November 29, 2017
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