Tuesday – July 29, 2014

 

Registered Nursing

(1+1 Practical Nursing Program)
Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Health Sciences
Downtown Milwaukee  and Mequon campuses 
Program Code: 10-543-1

 

For Information:
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200

 

(Official WTCS title: Nursing — Associate Degree)

Overview — This 1 + 1 Nursing program allows a student to complete the technical diploma in Practical Nursing in the first year, and the associate degree in Nursing in the second year. Students who complete the first-year courses are eligible to take the Practical Nursing licensure exam (NCLEX-PN).

Students must complete a Nursing Assistant course before enrollment in this associate degree program. 

College laboratory experiences provide opportunities to practice technical skills; then clinical experiences allow participation in supervised patient care activities in a variety of local healthcare settings. Success in the program will depend on your critical thinking skills, verbal and written communication skills, physical and emotional stamina, and the ability to work under stress with a variety of health professionals and patients.

Upon graduation from this program, which is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing, you will be eligible to take the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN).


Career Outlook — Upon graduation, you can apply for positions at the staff nurse level. Additional education will enhance your potential for advancement to coordinator/head nurse and clinical specialist positions.

 

Program Learning Outcomes — Employers will expect graduates to:

• Adhere to professional standards of practice for RNs and PNs

• Use effective communication skills

• Assess the health of individuals, families and groups within the context of community

• Make clinical decisions to assure effective nursing care

• Provide safe, caring interventions with diverse populations

• Collaborate with other health professionals

• Manage care to facilitate continuity within and across healthcare settings

• Use teaching and learning processes to promote and restore health throughout the lifespan



Preparation for Admission
 — This program admits students through a petition selection process. 
Learn more about the petition process 


Nursing Assistant training is required.


Also required for admission:

• A high school diploma or GED
• One year of high school-level biology and chemistry
• Demonstration of proficiency in basic skills through a course placement assessment

 

Required Natural Science courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better in each course. These courses are NATSCI-177 and NATSCI-179 (or NATSCI-201 and NATSCI-202); NATSCI-197; NATSCI-186 (or NATSCI-207 and NATSCI-208). 

All Liberal Arts and Sciences and elective courses required for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.


Future Opportunities — If you are interested in a baccalaureate degree upon completion of the program, check with a program counselor or advisor and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.

 

Related Program:
Practical Nursing — LPN-RN Educational Progression

 

Possible Careers:
Practical Nurse
Registered Nurse

 

Start Dates: August/January

This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.

 

Curriculum effective 2014-15.

TECHNICAL STUDIES 

Credits

 

( ) = Semester Order for Full-Time Students

 

 

(1)

 

NRSAD-101

Nursing: Fundamentals ‡

2

 

(1)

 

NRSAD-102

Nursing: Skills ‡

3

 

(1)

 

NRSAD-103

Nursing: Pharmacology ‡

2

 

(1)

 

NRSAD-104

Nursing: Introduction to Nursing Practice ‡

2

 

(2)

 

NRSAD-105

Nursing: Health Alterations ‡

3

 

(2)

 

NRSAD-106

Nursing: Health Promotion ‡

3

 

(2)

 

NRSAD-107

Nursing: Clinical Care Across the Lifespan ‡

2

 

(2)

 

NRSAD-108

Nursing: Introduction to Clinical Management ‡

2

 

(3)

 

NRSAD-109

Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 1 ‡

3

 

(3)

 

NRSAD-110

Nursing: Mental Health Community Concepts ‡

2

 

(3)

 

NRSAD-111

Nursing: Intermediate Clinical Practice ‡

3

 

(3)

 

NRSAD-112

Nursing: Advanced Skills ‡

1

 

(4)

 

NRSAD-113

Nursing: Complex Health Alterations 2 ‡

3

 

(4)

 

NRSAD-114

Nursing: Management Concepts ‡

2

 

(4)

 

NRSAD-115

Nursing: Advanced Clinical Practice ‡

3

 

(4)

 

NRSAD-116

Nursing: Clinical Transition ‡

2

 

GENERAL STUDIES

 

 

 

ECON-195

Economics

3

 

(or) Any 200-series ECON course


ENG-151 and


Communications Skills 1 ‡


3

ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

(or) ENG-201 and any 200-series ENG or SPEECH course

 


NATSCI-177 and


General Anatomy and Physiology ‡


4

 

NATSCI-179

Advanced Anatomy and Physiology ‡

4

 

(or) NATSCI-201 and NATSCI-202

 


NATSCI-186


Introductory Biochemistry ‡


4

 

(or) NATSCI-207 and NATSCI-208
           

 

NATSCI-197

Microbiology ‡

4

 

           

 

PSYCH-188

Developmental Psychology ‡

3

 

(or) PSYCH-238 Lifespan Psychology

 


SOCSCI-197


Contemporary American Society


3

 

 

 

(or) Any 200-series SOCSCI or HIST course

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

    ELECTIVES Suggested Electives: One Credit Needed         1  

 

 

FLANG-105

Spanish for Nursing

 

NATSCI-237

Introduction to Biotechnology ‡

 

 

PHYED-210

An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness (CPR)

 


TOTAL CREDITS: 70

 

‡ Prerequisite required.

Required Natural Science courses must be completed with a grade of B- or better in each course. 

All Liberal Arts and Sciences and elective courses required for the program must be completed with a grade of C or better.


Program curriculum requirements are subject to change.

For course descriptions, class times or to register online, visit INFOnline.

 

Page updated July 2014.