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Nursing Pathway, LPN to ADN

Share 10-543-1PATH Associate Degree (AAS) 70 Credits Financial Aid Eligible Location*: Appleton

*Some general education courses may be available at multiple locations.

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If you are currently a practicing LPN in the state of Wisconsin and want to continue your education to become a registered nurse, this program is designed for you. You can apply 19 credits from your practical nursing program to give you a major jump start. Then continue your training with the latest procedures and technology. You'll get plenty of hands-on experience with a wide range of clinical skills, health assessments and medication administration. Our state-of-the-art health simulation environment gives you access to a variety of life-like training opportunities to build your confidence and skills. Throughout your training, you’ll practice critical thinking, leadership, team building and accurate communications, which will prepare you to work effectively in a variety of environments and with diverse patient populations. Electives allow you to pursue specific areas of interest. Upon completion, you will be eligible to take the state board examination to become a registered nurse.

Career Opportunities

  • Registered Nurse

Estimated Program Cost

Nursing Pathway, LPN to ADN

This program will cost about $9,688.00*
based on current tuition and fees.

* Tuition and fees are subject to change.
  Costs may not include books or all materials and supplies.


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Nursing Pathway, LPN to ADN

Term Availability
Fall 2015
Spring 2016
Summer 2016
Fall 2016

* Program availability may vary by location. Depending on program enrollment and prerequisite requirements, there may be a wait for some program courses. Please see the additional information section for details.

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Admissions Requirements

ADN TEAS Score Requirement

A TEAS (Test of Essential Academic Skills) composite score of 58.7 or above is required for admission to the Pre-Associate Degree Nursing Program.

High School Transcript

Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores.

Nursing Dept. Chair Meeting

Meet with the Nursing Department Chair to discuss the program and its requirements.

Nursing-Functional Abilities

Read, sign and submit a Nursing Functional Ability Criteria form found at

Proof of Pract. Nurs. License

Students should make a copy of their Practical Nurse License and send it in to Fox Valley Technical College, Enrollment Services, PO Box 2277, Appleton, WI 54912-2277.

Post-Secondary Transcript

Submit an official copy of your Post-Secondary transcript(s).

Credit Transfer Options

They're your credits. Take them with you!

Whether you’re an incoming student, transferring to another two-year college or pursuing your bachelor’s degree, we make it easy for you to seamlessly transfer your credits. With full accreditation by the Higher Learning Commission, we offer credit transfer agreements with more than 65 two-and four-year colleges.

Transfer In

Many students come to Fox Valley Tech with credits they’ve already earned, either while in high school or at other colleges and universities. It’s also possible to be granted credit for career-related knowledge and skills you’ve already mastered.

Transfer Out

Is a four-year degree in your future? Save time and money by starting here. You can earn your associate degree at Fox Valley Tech, then apply your credits toward a bachelor’s degree. Or easily transfer your credits to other two-year colleges.

Program Outcomes
  • Implement one's role as a nurse in ways that reflect integrity, responsibility, ethical practices, and an evolving professional identify as a nurse committed to evidence-based practice, caring, advocacy and quality care.
  • Demonstrate appropriate written, verbal, and nonverbal communication in a variety of clinical contexts.
  • Integrate social, mathematical, and physical sciences, pharmacology, and pathophysiology in clinical decision making.
  • Provide patient centered care by utilizing the nursing process across diverse populations and health care settings.
  • Minimize risk of harm to patients, members of the healthcare team and self through safe individual performance and participation in system effectiveness.
  • Lead the multidisciplinary health care team to provide effective patient care throughout the lifespan.
  • Use information and technology to communicate, manage data, mitigate error, and support decision-making.
Additional Information
The Nursing-Associate Degree program is fully approved by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing and is accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN), 3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 500, Atlanta, Georgia, 30326, 404-975-5000. The FAX number is 404-975-5020.

Upon completion of the Nursing-Associate Degree program, you are awarded an Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.) degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the National Council of State Boards' Licensure Examination to become a registered nurse.

You will be required to complete a criminal background check prior to any internship or clinical experience. Criminal activity reported will be communicated to healthcare agencies which provide student clinical and internship opportunities. Healthcare agencies have the legal right to deny a clinical or internship experience based on crimes committed. Completion of your program cannot be guaranteed if your criminal history precludes you from completing any clinical or internship experience.
Students must be able to provide proof of 1,000 hours of employment as an LPN prior to beginning the Pathway class.
Your program requires that you complete General Anatomy & Physiology (10-806-177) which has the following prerequisite: ACCPL Read >= 80 OR ACT Read >= 20 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; ACCPL Sentence >= 83 OR ACT Engl >=18 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; and 2 semesters of HS Chemistry OR Gen Chemistry (10-806-134) with C or better.
There is an estimated wait time of up to two years AFTER your admit term to enter occupational specific courses; while waiting to start occupational specific courses, you may choose to take general education and elective courses required for your degree or diploma program.
Students must submit a Health History Form, including required immunizations, to the FVTC Health Services office (A164) by the start of occupational specific coursework; to access the form, please go to

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