Printed on 7/23/2024

Program Availability *

Nursing Pathway, LPN to ADN

Locations 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

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


Pathway 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 75% or higher OR TEAS 58.7 or higher OR Previous Associate Degree or higher 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 OR LPN license and graduating/obtaining Practical Nursing diploma from an accredited school of Nursing.

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 Dept. Chair Meeting

Meet with the Nursing Department Chair to discuss the program and its requirements. Contact Barb Timmons at to make an appointment, include your Student ID number.

Nursing Technical Standards

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

Proof of Pract. Nurs. License

Students should make a copy of their WI or Multi-State Practical Nurse License and send it to Fox Valley Technical College, Enrollment Services, PO Box 2277, Appleton, WI 54912-2277. We are located in Room E111 of the Appleton Campus.

Post-Secondary Transcript

Submit an official copy of your Post-Secondary transcript(s). The transcript should show your Practical Nursing program completion. You'll find all the details about submitting transcripts at

Additional Information

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 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.

Your program requires that you complete Anatomy & Physiology which has the following prerequisite: ACCPL Read >= 250 OR ACT Read >= 20 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; ACCPL Sentence >= 250 OR ACT Engl >=18 OR for programs requiring TEAS a Composite >= 50 OR Program Prep; and 1 cred HS Chemistry OR Gen Chemistry (10-806-134) with C or better.

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

Program Outcomes

  • Communicate comprehensive information using multiple sources in nursing practice
  • Function as a healthcare team member to provide safe and effective care
  • Integrate professional nursing identity reflecting integrity, responsibility, and nursing standards
  • Integrate the nursing process into patient care across diverse populations
  • Integrate theoretical knowledge to support decision making


The ADN and PN nursing program at Fox Valley Technical College located in Appleton, WI is accredited by the: Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN).

Accreditation Commission of Education in Nursing (ACEN)
3390 Peachtree Road NE, Suite 1400 Atlanta, GA 30326

The most recent accreditation decision made by the ACEN Board of Commissioners for the ADN and PN nursing program is Continuing Accreditation.

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

The Associate Degree Nursing program is fully approved by the WI Board of Nursing.

Upon completion of the Nursing-Associate Degree program, you are awarded an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree in Nursing and are eligible to take the National Council of State Board's Licensure Examination to become a registered nurse. [FVTC LPN to ADN Program Outcomes (PDF)](

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.

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