Downtown Milwaukee and Oak Creek campuses
In just two semesters, the Practical Nursing program exposes you to a variety of classroom and clinical experiences to prepare you for employment in nursing homes, hospitals and other healthcare settings. Keys to success in the program are being able to think critically and communicate effectively.
This program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (A.C.E.N.). Upon program completion, you will be eligible to take the licensure exam for Practical Nurses (NCLEX-PN).
Career Outlook: Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) are in constant demand in nursing homes, long-term care and rehabilitation centers, and in other healthcare settings.
Career Pathway: After completing this program, and passing the NCLEX-PN exam, LPNs may pursue Registered Nursing through the MATC LPN-RN Educational Progression associate degree program.
Program Code: 31-543-1
Start Dates: August and January
This program does not have a waitlist.
Students are admitted through a petition process.
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A criterion considered in the petition process is verification of student residency. Students selected via the petition process are chosen based on MATC district residency, then Wisconsin nondistrict residency, followed by nonresidents, unless otherwise stated.
Special Admission Requirements: One year of high school-level biology and chemistry. Nursing Assistant training is required prior to petitioning.
Detailed Program Information:
Fall 2015 - Spring 2016 Course Requirements
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