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Career Area: Health Science
Associate Degree
Program Number: 10-543-1
Approximately 2 Years to Complete
This is based on full-time enrollment. Actual time to completion may vary based on the availability of courses a college offers and the number of credits the student takes in any given time period.
Credit Program
Most credit programs are eligible for financial aid, while most non-credit certificates provide valuable work-related skills on a short timeline. Check with the college offering the program to determine if it is eligible for financial aid.
Average Annual Tuition: $4303.5
This is based on one year of full-time enrollment for in-state students. WTCS tuition is set by the Wisconsin Technical College System Board in March for the following year. It does not include books, materials or program/college-related fees.
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Nursing - Associate Degree (ADN) Careers

Recent Wisconsin job postings for this degree:

Registered Nurse
Registered Nurse/Staff Nurse
Nurse Clinician
Nurse Technician
Staff Nurse

Average Median Wage

$58028

Nursing - Associate Degree (ADN) Programs

This program prepares practitioners to function with judgment and technical competence while providing nursing care to patients of all ages. Upon completion, students are eligible to write the national exam for licensure as a registered nurse. The program emphasizes self-direction and independence. Helpful aptitudes and interests include an interest in people and their welfare; a willingness to follow procedures carefully, understanding that errors may have serious consequences; and an ability to work and communicate with others, to be precise and exact, to work under pressure, and to react quickly in an emergency. Successful completion of both first semester nursing courses qualifies students to become nursing assistants.