Practical Nursing

The Practical Nursing program enables students to acquire the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary to become qualified, competent practical nurses. The practical nurse, under the general or direct supervision of a registered nurse, physician, podiatrist, dentist or optometrist, is prepared to assume responsibility for nursing in those situations relatively free of complexity and to assist in more complex nursing care situations. The program includes lectures, demonstrations and supervised practice at a variety of sites including hospitals, nursing homes, home health and family practice or community care settings.

Shared programs expand access to programs that are in high demand both by students and employers. It involves two or more colleges entering into a formal agreement, which identifies the program components that will be offered at the individual colleges. In some cases students may be asked to attend a college outside of their current district to fulfill the program requirements. For more information please contact one of the colleges listed above.

Program Name: 
Practical Nursing
Program Number: 
31-543-1
Type of Degree/Diploma: 
Technical Diploma
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  • Program is part of a stackable pathway at this college. Click icon for career pathways rep.
  • Program transfers from this college to other institutions.* Click icon for college transfer info.
  • Program can be completed entirely online at this college.
*It is strongly recommended you secure the agreement with the institution you intend to transfer to.

Employment Snapshot

Median Salary Six Months After Graduation: 
$37,437
Wisconsin TechConnect Job Openings for this Career Program: 

277 in the last year.
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