The Practical Nursing program is accredited by:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, Inc. (ACEN),
3343 Peachtree Road, NE, Suite 850, Atlanta GA 30326
(404) 975-5000 FAX: (404) 975-5020
The Practical Nursing program is approved by:
Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services
Dept. of Regulation & Licensing
1400 East Washington St.
P.O. Box 8935, Madison, WI 53708-8935
• 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 annual flu vaccine.
Students may be required to complete drug testing by clinical agencies.
Flexible Learning Option
A part-time program format is available. This option is scheduled over five semesters including two summer semesters. Each semester has five to eight credits.
Graduates of the program are eligible to take the NCLEX-PN Examination for licensure as a Licensed Practical (LPN).
Practical Nursing graduates who successfully pass the NCLEX-PN can apply credits completed in an accredited Practical Nursing program to the NWTC ADN Bridge program.
Graduates of the Medical Assistant Technical Diploma who achieve status of “Certified Medical Assistant” or “Registered Medical Assistant” and work at least 3,000 hours in a Medical Assistant role may apply for admission to the Medical Assistant to Practical Nursing bridge program.
Refer to the information for the Practical Nursing program on this website for required General Studies courses.
Study Abroad Opportunities
The International Studies staff continually seeks opportunities for students to travel abroad for educational experiences that may be offered in association with program courses. To find out more about which of your program courses may offer an opportunity during this academic year, contact your academic advisor.
Wisconsin Caregiver Law
NWTC is required to comply with the Wisconsin Caregiver Law (1997 WISCONSIN ACT 27). The completion of a caregiver background check includes the review of criminal records for convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behavior. Students accepted into this program must complete a background check through www.castlebranch.com AND complete a Background Information Disclosure (BID) form disclosing any acts, crimes, or convictions prior to program entry. The information provided in the BID form must be truthful and match any findings on the criminal record check. Information regarding this process is provided to students immediately upon acceptance into the program. Students with a criminal history may be denied access to placement at the discretion of the clinical or practicum site. Consequently, should a student have a history of convictions of serious crimes or a history of improper behaviors, NWTC cannot guarantee clinical/practicum placement or guarantee graduation within typical program timing.