Nursing Associate Degree Bridge from Paramedic

Program Code: 105431PB

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 health care workers, and the patient. You also supervise other health care 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 health care 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 work flow and coordinating and managing the provision of care of patients and other staff in a medical facility.
Curriculum: Students following the study plan below will complete the Nursing Associate Degree program in the number of semesters shown.
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Curriculum Note: Students must earn a "B" or higher in all 10-543-xxx and 10-806-xxx courses. A student must repeat the particular course with "B" or better final grade to continue in or graduate from this program. If the course is sequential, the successful retake must occur before continuing the sequence.



The Nursing-Associate Degree program is accredited by: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, (ACEN), 3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400, Atlanta GA 30326 (404) 975-5000, The Nursing Associate Degree 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 (608) 266-2112

Industry Credentials

Graduates are eligible to take the NCLEX-RN Examination for licensure as a Registered Nurse (RN).

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.

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 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.


  • Graduates are eligible to apply for direct transfer of credit in the Bachelor of Science completion nursing programs at the University of Wisconsin and private colleges and universities.
  • Individuals with criminal records may be ineligible for licensure. Individuals with abuse records may be ineligible for employment in nursing homes.
  • The International Programs 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 or visit