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. The national pass rate is 86%. In 2014, FVTC graduates had a pass rate of 96.3%.
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.
You will be required to complete a Criminal Background Check prior to any internship or clinical experience.
Even though you will be admitted in to one of the nursing programs upon completion of the above requirements, 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.
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 one 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 www.fvtc.edu/healthservices