Friday – November 17, 2017

Registered Nursing (2017-2018)

(Official WTCS title: Nursing - Associate Degree)

Associate in Applied Science Degree
School of Health Sciences / Health Sciences Career Cluster


Downtown Milwaukee and Mequon campuses
Program Code: 10-543-1

For Information: 414-297-6263
Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 414-297-MATC
Mequon Campus, 262-238-2200


Overview - Theory and lab courses on campus set the foundation for clinical practice. Simulation and guided practice in clinical settings provide application of theory and prepare students for practice as Registered Nurses (RNs).

Success in the program will depend on the ability to act ethically, communicate effectively, make evidence-based clinical decisions, minimize risk of harm, and use technology to manage data and support clinical decisions.
 

Upon graduation you will be eligible to take the RN licensure exam (NCLEX-RN). 


The program is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).


Career Pathway - The Practical Nursing technical diploma ladders into this Registered Nursing associate degree, followed by many choices for RN-BSN programs. Contact an MATC advisor for information.

 

Career Outlook - Employers will expect graduates to have a plan for completing their Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Some BSN courses may be taken concurrently with the associate degree courses. See your MATC advisor for more details. 

 

Program Learning Outcomes 

  • Act ethically with integrity, responsibility, caring, advocacy and quality care, adhering to evidence-based practice
  • Demonstrate effective communication skills
  • Integrate science, math and liberal arts in clinical decision making
  • Provide care across diverse populations and settings
  • Minimize risk of harm
  • Lead healthcare team, providing care across the lifespan
  • Use technology to manage data, mitigate error and support decision making


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


Nursing Assistant training is required prior to petitioning.

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 higher 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 general education courses required for the program must be completed with a grade of C or higher.


Future Opportunities - If you are interested in pursuing a bachelor's degree upon completion of the program, check with a program advisor and the institution you plan to attend regarding the transfer of MATC credits.


Related Programs
Nursing Assistant
Practical Nursing
Practical Nursing – LPN-RN Educational Progression


Possible Career 
Registered Nurse


Start Dates: August/January
Sixteen-week terms.
This program will transfer to one or more four-year institutions.
 

Curriculum effective 2017-18. 

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements. 

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


Communications Skills 1 ‡


3

 
   

and ENG-152

Communication Skills 2 ‡

3

 
     

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

   
   


NATSCI-177


General Anatomy and Physiology ‡


4

 
   

and 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-241 Pathophysiology     
    PHYED-210 An Active Approach to Wellness and Fitness (CPR)    
    NRSAD-168 Nursing: Community Health and Mental Health Concepts‡    


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 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.

Current MATC students should consult their Academic Program Plan for specific curriculum requirements.


Page updated April 2017.