Printed on 2/23/2024

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Nursing, Practical

Locations Spring 2024 Summer 2024 Fall 2024 Spring 2025
Some courses may be available at multiple locations.

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Estimated Cost

Costs may not include all books or all materials and supplies. Some textbook costs may be included in the estimated program cost.

Cost based on current tuition and fees
Additional materials and supplies

* Tuition and fees are subject to change. For more details, see Cost of Attendance (PDF).


High School Transcript

Submit a final, official high school transcript or an official copy of GED/HSED certification scores; Current high school students must submit an official in-progress transcript and a final official transcript after graduation.

Nursing Technical Standards

Read, acknowledge, and submit a Technical Standards form found at

PN Multiple Options

Multiple options for admissions are available for this program: High School GPA of 3.0 or higher in last 10 years OR HESI 70% or higher OR TEAS 50 or higher OR Previous Associate Degree or higher or Technical Diploma of 24 credits or more OR ACT of 18 or higher in English & Math AND 20 or higher in Reading; student must provide copies of the applicable option; testing is good for 3 years.

Additional Information

Upon completion of the above requirements, you will be admitted into one of the Nursing programs, however, you will not be eligible for core nursing courses until you show completion of a Nursing Assistant (DHFS approved) class to staff in Room E121 on the Appleton campus

You will be required to complete a Certified Criminal Background Check prior to enrollment into internship or clinical experience. Do not submit these records until you are asked to provide them to your instructors.

Students will be required to electronically submit clinical documentation, which includes immunizations and COVID vaccination, when accepted into core courses or clinical placement.

The Nursing Skills course is offered in Oshkosh and Appleton; this is the only core LPN course offered in both locations.

Please review [this guide]( for complete admissions and program information.

Students must obtain a C grade in each required general education and core course. If a C grade is not obtained, you will be required to repeat the course.

ATI is a required fee upon entry into the Nursing program. It will be utilized in all theory classes, skills classes and clinical.

To be successful and safe in this program, students must meet the minimum requirements for English language proficiency (high intermediate at minimum, with advanced level preferred). Students who do not meet these requirements can get help by enrolling in FVTC’s [Intensive English program](

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.

Program Outcomes

  • Apply the nursing process to basic client care across diverse populations
  • Communicate basic information using multiple sources in nursing practice
  • Function as a healthcare team member to provide safe and effective care
  • Integrate Practical Nursing identity reflecting integrity, responsibility and nursing standards
  • Utilize theoretical knowledge to participate in decision making


This nursing program is certified by the Wisconsin State Board of Nursing. The national passing score is 80%. In 2022, FVTC graduates had a passing score of 97%. [FVTC Practical Nursing Program Outcomes (PDF)](

The Practical Nursing program at Fox Valley Technical College located in Appleton, WI is accredited by the:
Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3343 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 850
Atlanta, GA 30326
The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the Practical Nursing program is Continuing Accreditation. 

View the public information disclosed by the ACEN regarding this program [here](

Students registered in core nursing courses are required to bring a laptop computer to class and/or clinical.

The [Nursing Progression Policy]( states:  Students who do not meet the minimum academic standard in the same science and/or core class twice, or in three different science and/or core classes, will be removed from the program for two years. The minimum academic standard requires students to receive a grade of A, B, or C.  Grades of C-, D, F, or W do not meet the minimum academic requirements.

Graduates of Fox Valley Technical College's Practical Nursing program are eligible to take the National Council Licensing Examination for Practical Nurses.

Beyond The Classroom

Student Clubs

There are over 35 different clubs and organizations available for students. Many clubs are directly related to programs offered at FVTC, so you can develop professional connections while meeting other students.

Student Services

We’re here to help you succeed. You’ll find a broad network of support at Fox Valley Tech. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need help.

Career Services

Career Services is here to help you with your employment needs. Our services begin when you enroll as an FVTC student and continue throughout your employment career.

One-on-One Help

Let us guide you through the admissions process from beginning to end.

Phone: 920-735-4740
Text: 920-294-1738